When it comes to crafting things up at home, don’t forget our 4-legged friends! Our pets can benefit from some handmade items just as much as anyone else in the family. It’s also a great way to create customized items for them.
We have a dog that almost always seems to have a lot of extra treats laying around. Especially after Christmas! Everyone in the family seems to give her new treats during the holidays. She’s a bit of a food hound and much prefers treats to toys. When I realized we needed a new treat jar for all her extra special goodies I decided to make one when I couldn’t find just what I was looking for.
Not only will making our own treat container make it easy to customize, but it can be SO much more inexpensive as well! I found this great food storage container at Old Time Pottery for just $1.99! And we definitely want a container that seals to keep treats fresh.
I also snagged some of the fun chalkboard labels Old Time Pottery carries, as well as some fun dog-themed rub-ons from my local craft store.
Apply one of the chalkboard labels to the center of the container.
Cut out the rub-ons that you plan to use.
The rub-ons should come with a popsicle stick for rubbing the transfer onto another surface. Use firm pressure to apply each rub-on to the container.
Use a piece of chalk or chalk pen to customize the chalkboard label. We’ll be keeping special treats for our pup in our treat container so I labeled it as such.
Fill and you’re all set. There is a pound of treats in this container, and it’s not even full yet!
You could also decorate the jar with pet-themed stickers. And, of course, a container like this is perfect for an on-the-go pet to take treats on the road or fill with kibble for overnight trips.