Sunday, November 9, 2014

A gift box for your fur-friends with Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs

This was such a fun, fun project!!!  I can hardly wait to give it one of my dog loving friends!  

This sweet little dog house was made with Graphic 45's ATC Box and the Raining Cats and Dogs collection.  I altered the box by adding a roof that I made from scrap cardboard.  The box is a perfect size to hold a little bag of doggie treats or a fun toy for a wee pup. 

I used flowers from the collection as well as  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers as their peach collections go perfectly with Raining Cats and Dogs.  Of course I had to have a poodle in front of the dog house!  That is Nika, my silver spoo.  What is a spoo you ask?  A spoo is a standard poodle in "poodle talk", LOL!  That is a Cottage Cutz poodle die and I used Ranger Antiquities embossing powder in the color  cement.  It is just the perfect product for adding texture; it sure makes a great poodle coat!

I've attached a template for making the roof that fits onto the ATC box and also written some instructions that I hope will help you assemble the roof and box.  Please let me know if you have any questions or if something in my instructions doesn't make sense!!  

Building instructions and roof template, click here.

I'd really appreciate it if you'd leave me a comment if you're going to make this as I am really interested in knowing how many of you found this useful.  AND I'd love to see what you make so please, leave me a link to your project in the comments.  If you post your project online, please link back to my blog for the template and instructions.  

Thanks so much for visiting!!  I've got a video tutorial coming up for a really cute treat jar so check back to see that.  Its really fun and easy to make.


  1. Oh my goodness, Maggi, this is jaw dropping holy wow gorgeous!!!!!

  2. I would love a template on how to do this. I have a friend who I struggle to buy for each year and this would be perfect for her. She has Australian Silky Terriers and treats them like children. :)

  3. This is so cute, I would love the pattern & instructions. Thank you Maggi.

  4. I will ty to get the pattern up tomorrow everyone!

  5. Oh, YES PLEASE for the template and instructions for this. I have a neighbour with a maltese/shitzu cross who is just a cheeky gorgeous thing and she would love this!!!

  6. This is beautiful -- I always give our dog groomer a gift card at Christmas and this would be wonderful to place her card inside. Of course, I will have to put a Pomeranian on the front -- but I love your poodle!! I would love to have your template and instructions!!

    1. It would be perfect for your groomer! The template for the roof is linked above.


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