Miles has taken a HUGE liking to the Disney Junior show, Puppy Dog Pals. We’ve been streaming the episodes non-stop on Disney+ and Disney Now. We had a hard time deciding how we wanted to decorate his new bedroom when we moved because we wanted it to reflect his interests. He’s a full-blown toddler with a wild imagination and a VERY obvious love for all things dogs! So, the most obvious choice was to do Puppy Dog Pals!
I’ve seen some wonderful creations of the characters as letters, but due to budget constraints I needed to figure out how to do it myself. I originally had these letters for a different design idea in this room and I’m so glad I changed it. Miles’ has loved looking at them and recognizing all the different characters!
I got the chipboard letters from my local craft store and did a coat of acrylic paint all over for their main coloring. I did Bingo (M), Bob (I), Hissy (L), Rolly (E) and A.R.F. (S). Additionally, characters you could do are Keia, Chloe, Cupcake, Rufus, and Hedgie.
I used adhesive vinyl that I cut with my Silhuoette Cameo machine to create the eyes and collar accents for Bingo, Rolly, Hissy and A.R.F., while additional details I just cut freehand, like A.R.F.’s brows or Hissy’s stripes.
Ears and hair for each letter was made using craft foam sheets. I had black and pink already, while the others had to be painted to match.
I used E6000 to attach the foam pieces and photo frame hooks to all the letters, because I was too lazy to get out my glue gun and glue sticks, haha! You could really use either adhesive and I think it would be fine. The heavier the letter, the stronger the adhesive you should use. I had no intention of painted over these letters so using E6000 was fine for me.
In all, this ended up being a weekend project, primarily due to the wait time for paint and glue drying. If you have most of the supplies already on hand, this can be a very cheap DIY.
- Letters: $2 each
- Paint: $1.60 each
- Craft Foam: $1 each
- Adhesive Vinyl: $24 for multipack
- Photo Frame Hook: $4 for a pack
If I had to purchase all these items brand new, this project would have cost me about $50. Luckily for me, I only had to spend $15 for the letters and hooks. Please keep that in mind if you are looking to take on a project like this. You can save a lot by painting the details on rather than using adhesive vinyl like I did. You can buy a large sheet of white craft foam and paint directly on that for the ears, eyes and hair details. I always recommend crafters keep a supply of basic acrylic paint colors as you can mix and blend to get the exact colors you need!
If you’re looking to have something like this for your child but don’t want to do the project yourself, I highly recommend checking out mommycreationsAGS and SugarLagoonParties on Etsy, who were the big inspirations for this project. They do a million times better of a job than I ever could have on letters!
If you have any ideas for a Puppy Dog Pals decor piece that I can add to my toddler’s room, let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait to get to the stores again to finish up all the last design elements for him!