Make Your Own Dog Bandanas from Fabric Scraps
The number of pet events I have been to just this year is astounding.
Back when I attended charity walks and pet expos as an individual, it was exciting to see what kind of fun freebies I would come home with.
Almost every vendor at a pet event has something to give away – dog bones, slip leads, trial size packages of pet food.
Of course, the point is to get you – the pet owner – to remember the business who gave you the freebie. I get this. I blog about the power of promotional products over at YourBrandPartner.com. And I employ the same tactic with my own small business Beer Paws. Visitors to my booth at any event can always walk away with a free coaster and sometimes more.
It’s always best if your giveaway has your company name on it. But sometimes a giveaway is just so darn cool people are sure to remember who you are after the event.
I had this experience last weekend during the Walk for Paws fundraiser for Saunders County Lost Pets in Wahoo, Nebraska.
I was there as a vendor and sold a good amount of Beer Paws merchandise. But the other vendor, Prairie View Animal Hospital, totally blew my mind with what they were handing out. And it was so simple:
Beautiful, hand-cut dog bandanas featuring patterns like you would find on Etsy.
Because I was busy at my booth, my friend Stacy Ideus (SCLP’s Volunteer of the Year) made sure to get a bandana on Luke. He continued to wear it for three days after the event.
The best part about these bandanas is anyone can make them – for your own dogs or as an inexpensive promotional giveaway for your business.
I learned that the vet at Prairie View has a sewing hobby. Consequently, she has a lot of fabric scraps at home. Rather than letting them continue to take up storage space, with a few straight cuts she turned her scraps into something beautiful and useful.
Here’s a shot of Luke’s bandana not on him. As you can see, the vet simply cut her fabric into a large triangle. The longest side measures about 30 inches, and the smaller sides are about 20 inches.
I love this bandana for many reasons. The fabric is nicer than most free bandanas. The pattern is fun to look at it. And the item is not a blatant advertisement for a company. However, because I like it so much I will absolutely always tell everyone where it came from.
What do you think?
Head over to Prairie View Animal Hospital’s Facebook page to see photos of more dogs in the fabric scrap bandanas.
Posted on October 18, 2013, in DIY, Dogs, Dogtography and tagged Beer Paws, DIY dog bandana, easy bandana for dogs, fabric scrap bandana, giveaways at pet events, golden retriever, Nebraska, pet promotional products, Prairie View Animal Hospital, Saunders County Lost Pets, Wahoo, Walk for Paws. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.