All you need is a carpet sample that you can pick up at any hardware store, pen , scissors, Xacto knife or razor.
Flip the carpet over and place bowls on top. This ensures you make the dog bone shape large enough to hold it! Now using your pen, free hand a basic dog bone . If you want it to be “just right”, use a template to help you. Just Google "dog bone template" & take your pick!
Using the Xacto knife make a slit large enough to fit your scissors. Then start to cut. I found the Xacto knife worked better in some areas (like the curves) and the scissors worked better for others.After cutting the shape pull off any little extra carpet yarns that are left on the edges. The carpet I picked happened to be glued very well & I didn’t need to work with it too much. But if you find that yours is loosing small yarns on the ends, just add a little liquid stitch around the edges.