Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Card Photo Idea: Hey, That's Pin-tastic!

Another holiday season means another reason to scour Pinterest for cute holiday card photo ideas. This year I wanted to keep it relatively simple. And, since we had Riley in last year's card, I wasn't sure if it was necessary to have her join us for pictures this year.

We decided to do our photo shoot sans puppy, but as soon as I got to actually designing our card with our favorite photo, it was obvious that something was missing. 

My inspiration for this photo started with this pin

How can you not instantly fall in love with that sweet puppy face all decked out in holiday spirit?! Even if it was a little forced.

I thought this would be the perfect way to feature Riley in our cards this year, so I grabbed a holiday wreath, a hand full of treats and got to it one Saturday afternoon.

Holiday Card Photo Idea: Puppy & Wreath

What You'll Need:

1 dog or puppy of your choice (I don't promise they will cooperate. Riley wasn't thrilled)
1 festive holiday wreath
A bunch of your pets favorite treats
A camera to snap as many pics as you can in 3 seconds

I started by removing Riley's collar, and then gave her a treat or 3 to get her relaxed and happy. Once she was obeying the 'sit' command, I quickly placed my wreath over her head so it hung gently around her neck.

Then I bribed her with a few more treats and started snapping away!

As you can probably tell, Riley was not as happy about this project as I was. Although the wreath bears a faint resemblance to a lion's mane, I love the way the pictures came out, and it was the perfect addition to this years' card!

So, if you're in the mood for a fun project, or your dog is looking to be mildly tortured for some extra attention, definitely give this a try!

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's 'Pin-tastic' 
ideas over at ILYMTC!


Karla said...

This is tooo cute!

Lauren said...

Oh my word, LOVE this!!!!!

Molly said...

So cute! I'm not even a dog person and I love it! :)

Molly said...

So cute! I'm not even a dog person and I love it! :)

Teresa said...

aww love it!! (:

Darby Hawley said...

I have tried this several times, and it is always a disaster!!! Your pictures turned out great!!! Riley is so festive and cute :-)

Cajun Cowgirl said...

That's creative and adorable!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

These are SO insanely cute it's not even funny! Love it, lady!! :)

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, SO cute. I wish I had done this with my dog :)

Natalie said...

Riley looks like my dog Truffle, who is Lab, Shepherd and chow! Great pic. I may have to try it out!