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Here's How To Make A Floral Dog Leash For A Winter Wedding

Because you love your dog, but *maybe* not enough to drape him in $300 worth of fresh winter flora.

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If you're planning a winter wedding (the best!) and including your dog (even better!!), you might want to give your dog a fancy leash for the big day.

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You could have your florist make you one with fresh flora...but making your own with fake flowers is incredibly easy.

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Because you love your dog, but maybe not enough to drape him in $300 worth of fresh winter flora.

Here's how to make your own:

Supplies

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Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed Life

- Dark green dog leash (I used this one)

- Flocked Lambs Ear Leaf spray (x2)

- Gold bay leaf spray (x2)

- Cream berries (x1)

- White cabbage rose spray (x3)

- Eucalyptus spray (x1)

- Small pinecones (x1)

- Faux pine branches (x2)

- Small bolt cutters (after two years of literally wrestling with faux floral stems and ruining pairs of scissors, I finally bought these and I am SO GLAD I did!)

- Hot glue gun

Instructions

1. Use the bolt cutters to trim the stems off all of the faux florals, leaving about 1/4-inch of stem on each.

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2. Use the hot glue gun to attach a layer of the gold bay leaves to one side of the leash. Flip and repeat on the other side.

2. Use the hot glue gun to attach a layer of the gold bay leaves to one side of the leash. Flip and repeat on the other side.

You don't need to cover the entire leash in bay leaves; I glued them about two inches apart along both sides of the leash.
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You don't need to cover the entire leash in bay leaves; I glued them about two inches apart along both sides of the leash.

3. Attach the remaining flora in layers.

I went in this order: bay leaves, lamb's ear, pine, eucalyptus. Basically, build from most flat to least flat, leaving more spaces in the early layers so you can fill those spots when doing the later layers.
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I went in this order: bay leaves, lamb's ear, pine, eucalyptus. Basically, build from most flat to least flat, leaving more spaces in the early layers so you can fill those spots when doing the later layers.

4. Finish by gluing on a few pine cones, berries, and roses.

These are more like garnish and can be used sparingly.

4. Finish by gluing on a few pine cones, berries, and roses.

These are more like garnish and can be used sparingly.
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These are more like garnish and can be used sparingly.

So fancy!

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All faux flowers were provided to BuzzFeed Life free of charge by Afloral, a company I love and have used for my own personal DIYs.

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