DIY: Make Your Own Treat Jar
This is a really simple DIY that you can really do whatever you want with to make your dog a personalized treat jar that will look great in your kitchen. (And go ahead and make a bigger jar for food to match while you’re at it!)
Look out for the lid of your jar when attempting this DIY. Be careful to keep glue away from the opening so that the lid can still fit tightly on when you’re done, as well as being careful not to accidentally glue your jar shut!
Watch the video tutorial here:
A jar (any size)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Paint Marker/Chalk Label/Letter Stickers
* Add any other decorations of your choice
Step 1: Pick the decorations
For our main jar we’re going to use some red duct tape, a white ribbon, some glittery stick-on letters, a bow-tie, and some paw print stickers. You can see here for different styles of jar we used different decorations.
Step 2: Put on your base layer of decorations
Take your tape, or your ribbon or whatever you have and wrap your jar. Make sure you secure these well to the jar as you’ll be sticking more things on top of them. The tape is self-explanatory but for the ribbon we found hot gluing it in just one small spot and then layering the end over the same place worked best. Be sure to leave a spot somewhere to put your dog’s name which you could put either on top of your tape/ribbon or in between depending on the materials you are using.
Step 3: Put on your label
If you don’t have a chalk label specifically don’t sweat it! You can make your own label with some funky cardstock paper and glue it on. For one of our jars we used a paint marker to just write the name on and for another, we actually used stick on letters over the duct tape.
Step 4: Bling out, Bedazzle and Personalize your jar
Here’s where you get to be creative! Take whatever decorations you have and stick them onto your jar really well. Make sure not to cover your label or seal your lid shut, but using hot glue might be a good idea so your decorations won’t fall off too easily. (We used some paw print stickers and a duct tape bow tie you can learn how to make easily HERE to decorate this jar and a funky flower to decorate another)
Step 5: Add treats!
Fill your jar up with your dog’s food or favorite treat and find a place to display your wonderful craft for everyone to see!
If you’re looking for some treats to fill up your jar with, check out our DOG LICKS posts on how to make these cute and delicious labrador retriever cookies!