Plan an adorable puppy birthday for your boys or girls with our DIY puppy party favor ideas perfect for Paw Patrol Birthday Parties and Puppy Dog Pals birthday parties! If you’re planning a 1st birthday party or a birthday party for a preschooler, I have a cute idea for a party favor – a 3D doghouse. And this whole party is full of ideas that you can make with your Cricut Maker! Keep reading for Puppy Birthday Favor Ideas, Paw Patrol Party Favor Ideas, and Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party Favor Ideas!
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Planning birthday parties are one of my favorite things to do. I love personalizing small details to make the perfect party, and it’s so easy with my Cricut Maker. Using a variety of materials, I created this Puppy Birthday Party full of DIY ideas to plan an easy birthday party for your kids! And if they like Paw Patrol or Puppy Dog Pals, I’m going to show you how to make an adorable party with a modern feel that can be translated into DIY ideas for different kids birthday party themes! You can see ALL of the different Puppy Party Ideas in this post: DIY Puppy Birthday Party Ideas with Cricut.
This 3D doghouse party favor can be used for a generic puppy birthday party, or can easily be used in addition to Paw Patrol or Puppy Dog pals party supplies to create a more character-based party favor. It can also be used for a either a boy or girl party depending on the colors you choose to use. I love the bold look of the primary colors, though!
DIY Puppy Party Favor Idea with the Cricut Maker
One of my favorite projects I made for the DIY Puppy Party is the DIY Doghouse Party Favor that can be used as a DIY Centerpiece, too!
What Cricut Supplies do you need to make the Puppy Party Favor?
–Quick Drying Glue (I like this one from Beacon on Amazon)
–Mini Stuffed Puppies (I found them on Amazon)
DIY 3D Doghouse Party Favor Idea
How perfect would this be as a Paw Patrol Party Favor? This Puppy Party Favor is constructed using Cricut Chipboard, so you’ll need the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade for this project! The Knife Blade is such a great tool for making DIY Birthday Party Ideas, because you can build 3D items that are sturdy. I covered the chipboard with matching vinyl pieces to add some color.
I used a birdhouse project that is available in Cricut Design Space and customized the file to make it look like a doghouse.
Click to Make: DIY Doghouse Party Favor
I customized the file to fit a 6″ mini stuffed puppy – perfect for a party favor! Click “Customize” to change the colors of the vinyl pieces or the size as needed and click “Make It” when you’re ready to cut.
When cutting chipboard, it’s important to use the Purple strong grip mat and secure all four sides with masking tape or painters tape.
Cut all of the pieces out of chipboard – if you haven’t used the Cricut Knife Blade yet, it cuts a lot of repetitive passes with the blade to cut designs out of thick materials like chipboard or basswood. The Maker will tell you 20 passes is required for the dog house pieces. I ALWAYS start checking to see if the pieces are cut through at about 12-13 passes by pausing the Maker, checking the pieces, and then checking every pass after that until they are done. These pieces took 15-16 passes. If you check the cut progress, you’ll reduce the possibility of damage to your mat.
Then cut all of the colored pieces out of Cricut Premium Vinyl.
I carefully lined up the Vinyl with the edges of the chipboard pieces, smoothing it out over the chipboard.
Constructing the doghouse is pretty easy! The large pieces of the doghouse are dovetailed on the edges so they fit together and hold. I did use a thin bead of quick drying glue on the inside corners just to stabilize it. I also attached the house part to the base with a thin bead of glue as well.
For the “shingles,” I followed the birdhouse picture on Cricut Design Space and glued them down, starting with the bottom layer and letting each dry before adding another layer (that’s where the quick drying glue comes in handy.) In this picture you can see the guidelines that are part of the design showing through the vinyl a little bit. In the future, I’ll be deleting those guidelines because I don’t think they’re necessary for construction and I’d rather not see them in the finished product.
The fence piece also has dovetail joints. I did not glue it on, so it could be removed when taking the puppies in and out of the doghouse.
Let all of the glue dry and you’re done!
These make such cute DIY Puppy Party Favors and would be perfect for a Paw Patrol or Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party! In a future post, I’ll be sharing how to make the adorable personalized dog collars for the stuffed puppies!
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