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Until Gigi Marie, I didn’t think I was actually a dog person. I mean I liked dogs just fine; they were cute, and whatever, but then a friend couldn’t keep her puppy, and it was love at first sight. Honestly, probably second or third sight, since I was nervous to handle this little, barky pup. But the amount of love I have for my sassy, smart chihuahua is kind of crazy. We loved her so much, we adopted Oskar, so she had a pal.
Not that Gigi or Oskar have any idea, but I tell them both often, “I need you to live to be ninety-nine, in human years, please.” Of course I know this isn’t an actual option, but a dog-momma can dream, right?
I do everything I can to make sure the pups will stay healthy a long, long time. So the food we feed them, and the treats they are allowed, have to be something I feel good about giving them.
As important as it is for Jason and I to eat quality food without fillers, it’s just as important to me that we follow the same rules for Gigi and Oskar. And in all honesty, I never really thought much about the treats we gave the pups until Jason and I started eating better at home.
I typically buy our dog food, treats, and toys at Target (yes, this a sponsored post, but you know my love for Target knows no bounds), and was looking for a new treat to give them, since our regular snacks were recently recalled. I found a bag of Purina Beyond Dog Snacks, and decided to give them a try. I’m happy to report, our fur-babes love their new treats, which makes me happy since they’re made in the USA (!!), all-natural, grain-free, without corn, wheat or soy (um, all the same things we mainly avoid for us fur-parents at Casa de Crews). Bonus: I saved 15% on these treats (10% with the current Cartwheel offer (save 10% off Purina Beyond Dog Snacks at Target, available from 10/4-10/31), and 5% for being a RedCard member)
And while I was at Target for dog treats, I also decided to snag a new canister to snazz up said treats! I’m not a huge fan of glass jars (um, I drop things a lot), and I don’t really care for the see-through dog treat canisters you’ll regularly see, because I don’t like clutter. I am more of semi-homemade kind of DIYer, and I love how this little project turned out!DIY Dog Treat Container for your fave #furbaby! #DIY #crafty Click To Tweet
DIY Dog Treat Containers
+ 1 canister
+ craft paint, color of choice
+ foam painter
+ adhesive stencils
+ stickers (optional)
I snagged these peel and stick stencils at a craft store. I liked them a lot, because they kept this project SIMPLE, and easy for me to paint on letters. Choose your phrase of choice, and add to canister.
Pour a small amount of paint on to a paper plate and dip foam brush. Lightly dab paint, and cover each letter. A light dab is perfect. No need to over-paint and cause caking. Allow two layers.
Remove the stencils before the paint dries. If you wait for the paint to dry, the stencils may remove the paint (I had to learn this the hard way the first time I attempted this project).
Lastly, if you want to add stickers, GO FOR IT! I just wanted a few paw print stickers – nothing too crazy.
Now we have a “custom” dog treat canister specifically for our Purina Beyond Snacks. This canister idea would make a great gift for your fave fur-parents, too.
What treats do your pups love?