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I’m trying to find 3-D golden retrievers in plastic or 2-D ones in wood. I’m making boutonnieres for our ring bearers and I want to put a dog on each.
My fiance and I combed through the scrapbook and jewelry aisles of Michael’s this afternoon and found so many little horses, cats, and farm animals…but no golden retrievers! There were embellishments, buttons, and charms shaped like dog bones and dog paws, but almost no dogs.
I thought I’d come home and easily find what I’m looking for online, but I don’t think I’m using the right search terms. Any ideas? What should I be searching for?
Something like this would be perfect (but this is a $15 enamel pin) if it were in wood:
Post # 3
Try searching for chipboard embellishments. Another thought is if you can find a picture of what you want, you can adhere it to a backing of sorts (cardstock perhaps) with 3d “pop-dots” so that they are some what 2D. That’s all I can think of right now, hopefully you can find something!
Post # 4
Do you have any craft shows in your area? Or a golden retriever rescue? I would honestly go to the rescue and ask them as they usually love their dogs so much they wear them, decorate their house with them, etc. Hope that helps!!
Post # 5
@Martinigirl: Thanks so much! I did some searching, but didn’t find exactly what I was look for.
@baletrina: I’m part of the golden retriever rescue. 🙂 We have magnets, pins, etc. No small, 2-D doggies.
I’ve found a workaround. I’m going to use little, porcelain puppies. Like the little guy on the left in this picture:
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Post # 7
Have you thought about “Shrinky Dinks”? They have some you can put through your printer.
Basically it is a thin plastic sheet, and you can color, stamp, draw or print (on the special printer ones) and cut them out, then they shrink the 1/3 their size, and become a hard thick plastic. I use them all of the time for different projects.
I am actually using them to make bridesmaid pins right now. I think they’d work perfectly for what you are doing!
Post # 8
@julies1949: The Schleichs are too big. That was the first company I went to because we buy them for our nephews.
No dice on the doll house stuff…we tried that over the weekend.
Thankfully, the little procelain dogs are at a local, mom & pop toy store. They had plenty for me. Hooray!