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Shark Fin Dog Harness

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Dexter isn't really a clothes wearing kind of dog. He tends to bite at anything other than a collar or a harness, so i wanted to make him something simple for Halloween. This Kitty Shark Week Costume 'ible was my inspiration. I decided to use a reflective harness since  some parents take the dog along Trick-Or-Treating with the kiddies.

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Step 1: Tools & Supplies

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You will need 2 pieces of grey felt, a marker, scissors, a hot glue gun, a piece of cardboard, a piece of paper and a dog harness. You can usually get a dog harness at the dollar store. I got mine for $3

Step 2: Making The Fin

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Step 1 - The shark fin can only be as long as the top strap of the harness. Lay the harness on a piece of paper and draw a line with the marker.

Step 2 - Free hand draw a shape that resembles a shark fin.

Step 3 - Now draw a rectangle at the bottom of the fin.

Step 4 - Cut out your paper fin, lay it on the double layer of felt and trace the outline. When tracing the outline, leave a little margin away from the paper. Cut out the fin shape that you have traced.

Step 5 - Cut the rectangle off of your paper fin and trace the outline on a piece of cardboard.

Step 6 - Place your cardboard fin onto the felt. You want to make sure that there is a decent margin of felt around the cardboard for gluing. If there isn't a margin, you might have to cut down the cardboard a bit.

Step 7 - Apply a generous amount of hot glue to one side of the cardboard and place it on the felt.

Step 8 - Apply glue to the other side of the cardboard and around the margins of the cardboard. Place the other felt piece on top and press firmly.


jen-jen12311 months ago
Jenna marbles' landshark !!!!!!!!!!
saosport1 year ago
I think I may have to try this for my weimaraner pup:) Thanks for the great instructable
Awesome! And what's best (I don't know much about animals but), it shouldn't bother your dog since he is probably used to wearing a harness!
You are right about the harness part, he has worn one a few times & it's no biggie. However, Dexter was still *very* interested in what was on his back. If spinning was an Olympic sport, he would have won the gold medal. It took a few minutes, but eventually he settled down.
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