Can you braid hair? Then making a dandelion crown for your sweet pup will be easy breezy. Here’s a peek at how Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I made a dandelion crown and had a joy-filled “doodle and dandelion” adventure together.
WHAT YOU’ll NEED:
- One fun-loving dog
- Large blanket placed in a sunny spot or under a shade tree
- Bunch of sunshine-yellow dandelions
- Phone or camera for pics
- That’s it!
I picked dandelions with stems that were at least three inches long.
Happy Go-Doodle Chloe sat beside me on a blanket while I made the dandelion crown. Oh, and she barked at robins, got the springtime doodle zoomies, and played with her ball, too!
Tip: Dandelions can be a little messy. Choose a blanket or work surface that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Braiding dandelions is a lot like braiding hair. If you’ve braided hair, then you’ve got this!
Here’s a short video showing how we created a dandelion braid. (Shout-out to Mother Nature for special appearances by scurrying ants and singing birds!)
The back of the braid is a pretty as the front…
The loose ends of the dandelions will stick out. I like that.
I arranged dandelions in pairs, so that I could quickly grab two at a time to add to the braid.
I finished the crown by looping the stems at the end of the braid around the dandelion blooms at the beginning of the braid. Tip: If needed, you can use an extra dandelion to tie the two ends of the braid together.
Our dandelion crown was perfectly imperfect!
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe posed for some adorable quick pics! She has learned the “stay” command and held still while wearing the crown so that it wouldn’t fall off. Of course, it did anyway. But that was just as fun! Those silly, “you crack me up, Dood!” moments are simply the best. It was pure “doodle and dandelion” joy.
Here are a few outtakes…
For real. Chloe dropped her favorite tennis ball on top of the dandelion crown, so we put the “crowning touch” on our day with a fun-filled game of fetch!
P.S. While Chloe had no interest in eating dandelions, I read up on dandelions and learned that they are non-toxic for dogs. However, dandelions can sometimes be treated with chemicals. Pick them from a location that hasn’t been treated.
Have you made a crown for your pup? We’d love to hear. Please comment below.
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Doodle kisses and tail wags.