I can’t believe we are 10 short days till Christmas!
And you may be almost done with your gifting so now it’s time to focus on treating the pups! That’s right, for the dog lover in you, don’t leave out mans (or kids!) best friend come Christmas day and beyond. And this year, in partnership with Big Heart Pet Brands and Lunchbox, I wanted to make a fun dog treat holder that will keep your pet’s treats front and center all month long (and beyond).
Now for this tutorial, I am showcasing a holiday version of this treat holder, but with a few simple variations, you could easily create any theme you like so you never have to put your holder away. I know if my dogs treats are holed up in the pantry he doesn’t get as many, so he really appreciates when they are within human reach!
First you need some tasty treats to fill it up. The following are a great size and easy to add into this project while universally loved by doggies everywhere.
Milk-Bone®: Wholesome and delicious treats you can feel good about giving.
Pup-Peroni®: Real Meat is the #1 ingredient with a mouthwatering aroma that dogs simply can’t resist.
Milos Kitchen®: Home-style dog treats made with 100% real chicken or beef.
Santa Paws Dog Treat Holder
- Wooden base – I chose a wooden base to set my bowl on as it could be painted exactly how I wanted. A variation of this would be to use a pot (the kind flowers go in) or a candle holder which would make this much more on display
- Fish bowl or round vase- Make sure you purchase the base and the bowl together so you can be sure the two fit perfectly. At some point you will be affixing them as one so if the bowl is too large or too small it may not balance well
- Cone hat– Due to the holidays, I went with a Santa theme. You can create your “hat” from scratch with a hollowed out cone OR in some places, you can buy them premade in a variety of themes. Just make sure the cone has nothing in the middle so it acts as a proper lid. Second, if you prefer a flat top for this, a pot plate or a flat candle holder can also work well.
- Super Glue – I used Gorilla glue but if you have more time you can also use an industrial base glue (can be found at craft stores). I just do not recommend hot glue for this project
- The first thing you need to do is paint the base of the dog treat holder. I chose black so it matches any decor. Once it was completely dry, I used a small dog print stencil to add paw prints. If you are better at paw prints than I am, you could hand draw and paint this OR you could always use other decoration ideas. This is the fun part!
- Once your base is dry, you can use gorilla glue to firmly secure your fishbowl and base as one. There are many types of glue out there, make sure you use one that can be used specifically on wood and glass.
- Once dried completely (most gorilla glue is 2 minutes to set and 24 hours to completely cure), you can add your dog treats to the bowl.
- The cone hat you made (or bought) acts as a lid. This adorable “Santa Paws” dog treat holder fits fantastically into your Christmas decor, acts as a great gift, and makes the doggies VERY happy.
Don’t forget, you can pick up all your pet treats and products to complete this fun tutorial this season at Walmart.