DIY Dog Photo Stands
Cesar Millan trains his pups to to be polite. New Zealanders train their pups to drive cars. Police officers train their pups to sniff out explosives and lost children. Here in the BarkBox office, we train our pups to snuggle… And we train all plastic pups to hold photos. (So clever, we know.) Keep reading to see how you can train your own menagerie of photo-holding canines.
Step 1: First you need to clip your plastic pups in half using the wire cutters. If your plastic dogs are a bit thicker than the ones we used, you can use a little saw to cut them in half. It is better to have a slight angle forward than to have one backwards. (Slight angle from the dog’s bum to it’s front feet. Otherwise your photo will stand crooked.)
Step 2: Next, line up your magnets with the dog you want to glue together. We found it helpful to mark which sides of the magnets stick together so that you don’t glue the opposing poles together.
Step 3: Just a little drop will do.
Voila! This is what it looks like from the side. (This pup’s magnet actually is at the wrong angle, though. If this dog were holding a photo, the photo would look best when the dog’s bum shows in the front.) If you want to get really fancy, you can bore a hole with a drill into the plastic and nestle the magnet inside.
Sometimes you need a dog army. (Good for especially important pictures.) Anyone see the plastic version of BarkBox Scout? :D
While these pups are the most loyal desk companions, they’d also work as place holders for your formal dinners, refrigerator magnets, or funky earrings. (Maybe not the last one. ;))
Our magnet menagerie.