Dog Yarn Painting



Looking for easy craft ideas for home decor, gifts, or kids crafts? This dog yarn painting from Melissa Langer is the answer! You'll be amazed at how easy it is and how beautiful it looks when you're done.

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Dog Yarn Painting


  • A board
  • Glue
  • Yarn scraps
  • Sharp scissors
  • Bone folder to help place & burnish the cut yarn.


  1. The first thing I did was to print a photo of Moe. Then I glued it to a board.

    Dog Yarn Painting
  2. Then I started filling in the shapes with strips of yarn.

    Dog Yarn Painting
  3. I burnish each piece of yarn down with the bone folder after I lay it on the strip of gel glue. I gently push it up against the previous row and snip it at the end with the sharp scissors to the correct length. I think it really changed from a photo to a painting when I filled in the eyes.

    Dog Yarn Painting
  4. I think it adds more interest when I change some areas from horizontal to vertical yarn placement.

    Dog Yarn Painting
  5. The final step was to put in the background which I also filled in with both horizontal and vertical yarn placemant to add flow and texture.

    Dog Yarn Painting

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This is gorgeous. I would love to do one of my miniature poodle. How do you do a white dog? Just white harm and maybe roll it to resemble curls?

slipr246 1618328

What is a bone cover, i have never heard of this

yarnit 7156198

Great idea - I am going to try this, only with a picture of my cat instead. She is the only one around here who seems to really like the stray bits of yarn in my apartment anyway.


Genius idea


My art students did this of various dogs after seeing your example and they all came out so adorable! Thanks for the great idea!

christycarey 5741691

such a wounderful piece!

philpott667 4631365

Wow, how beautiful. Great job! Wish I'd have the patience adn time to make these (of our cats too!). Thanks so much for sharing. Love your great work. :o)

loen210 4113546

Wow! Just when I think I've seen everything......This is simply awesome!!!


Brillant!! I love this. Martha Stewart does something similar with glitter but I think this idea is much better. Kudos on being a craft genius: )

Lizzy NYC

That is ingenious! Absolutely beautiful art work.

sobeitnot 1999733

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