Thursday, January 8, 2015

My dog personalized doggy treat jar tutorial

Doesn’t the real king or queen of your castle deserve an extra special treat jar?
If you are like me you have little bags of dog treats all over the place. You may have noticed that sometimes those little zipper bags are a bit hard to seal up.  As a result soft treats may end up stale and hard.

The answer to this problem is a treat jar, but not just any treat jar.  No!   Man’s (Or woman’s) best friend deserves a personalized treat jar.  It’s easy and inexpensive…would you expect anything less on Make it easy Crafts?  You can even recycle plastic jars that rice sometimes comes in. 

You will need:

·      Glass or recycled plastic wide mouth jar (I found one for under $3.00 at Target)

·      Decoupage glue (I use Modpodge available in craft stores)

·      Small paintbrush

·      Computer and printer with all purpose paper

·      Photos of your dog

1.     Prepare your jar.  If there is a label on a recycled one soak it off in some warm water.  If the surface is sticky from the label, rub some peanut butter on it, wipe it off and wash it. Rub down the jar with alcohol.

2.     Load your desired photos onto your computer and put them all in a strip collage. (This way the photos are all one size) Picmonkey is a great online photo editing website.  Simply add the photos and print on all-purpose paper.  You may need a couple strips depending upon the size of your jar.

3.     Cut out each photo.  On a curved surface it is easiest to add the photos one at a time smoothing out any wrinkles with your fingers. (Don't smooth them all out though, wrinkles give it character) It’s gets a little messy but it’s washes off your hands easily. Using the small paintbrush apply some decoupage glue on the jar where you would like your photos to go. Press the photos on the wet glue area one at a time. Add a generous amount of  decoupage glue on top of the photos.  Keep adding until you have added all the photos you want and let dry.

4.      My jar had a label area on the front, so I pressed a highlight photo all around the ridge with my fingers to get the shape, cut out and added it to the label area.  Brush a coat of decoupage glue over all the photos one last time and let dry.

5.     Fill with treats and let your pups enjoy their new jar!

Note:  Decoupage glue dries clear. 

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