We have a birthday today and I thought that I would make up a couple sets of these little animals. Kamille is completely obsessed with putting collars and leashes on her little pets. So, I came up with the idea of using hair rubber bands to make the collars so I didn't have to constantly keep tying ribbon onto these little animals. While I was at the Dollar Store picking up the hair bands, I also got those little plastic barretts shaped like bows for the animals ears, the clippy barretts to make earrings, and the ribbon for the leashes.
Last time I used some charms on the collars that I had in my stash, but I lucked out and found a pack of hair rubber bands that already had charms on there.
I just took a decent length of ribbon and hot glued it into the hair rubber band, covering the metal closure part. Then, I looped around the other end and glued it into a handle like a leash would have.
For the earrings, I took the little clippies and hot glued flowers and other doodads I had around the craft room onto them to make sets of earring.
I also made mini pet beds and outfits. I will try to post the tutorial for the outfits with the pattern later this week.