Remarkably realistic and extremely cuddly dog sculptures are made from silk flowers for event displays, weddings, home decor, pet memorials, and gifts from Table Art Event & Designs. While Poodles, Bichon Frises, Maltese, Afghan Hounds, Spaniels, and other long-haired breeds are perfect for the craft, the company has also made Labrador Retrievers, English Bulldogs, and Great Danes.
After creating a wire frame, “I decide which silk flower best resembles the dog’s fur and what the piece should look like,” like roses for poodles and baby breath for dreaded Bergamasco shepherds, says owner Felicia C. Greenberg, who does this Custom-made products from photos and reading standards.
“The petals are placed one at a time on the sculpture, and it takes several days to get just right.” Rhinestones, ribbons, feathers and fabrics often embellish her designs as she likes to buy antiques and vintage items to make the creations unique. She has made large, stunning tableaus of several life-size dogs in a Victorian drawing room and Parisian cafe, National Westminster Dog Show events where the competition winners proudly posed with their replicas of their breed (it was hard to tell apart) as small tree decorations. Admire her paw-like creations on Instagram and Facebook or visit tablearteventdesigns.com.