Gallery: DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Hallowee...

Ch-ch-ch-Chia! Anyone who grew up in the 80s is sure to remember the jingle announcing everyone's favorite terracotta pet plant, so this Halloween, make your pooch the most popular pup around by outfitting it as a real live Chia Pet. This adorable, eco-friendly costume was one of the top finalists in our 2010 Green Halloween Costume Contest, and you can make it yourself from organic materials and eco-friendly felt by following a simple set of instructions courtesy of The Flirty Blog. Read on for our tutorial!

What You’ll Need:

  • A dog sweater
  • Plastic aquarium plants (which will enable you to recycle this costume next year or give it to a friend) or freshly picked clovers from your lawn
  • Orange felt fabric
  • Muslin
  • Glue gun + glue sticks

Step 1:

First, use a glue gun or other adhesive to attach the aquarium plants (or fresh plants) to the dog sweater (bonus points if you find a used one!).

Step 2:

Next, use the orange felt and muslin to create a set of plant pots to cover your pup’s legs—you can follow this great tutorial on The Flirty Blog to create a comfortable harness.

And voila! Your pup is an adorable Chia pet for All Hallow’s Eve!

+ Chia Pet Halloween Costume

+ Green Halloween Costume Contest

Photos via The Flirty Blog


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  1. jackie6600 October 31, 2011 at 12:11 am

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