Look at that happy dog! This photo of Lucy was taken after we had fed her many many bone treats from her new dog treat jar.
Hello again friends!
Christmas is over and I still have a gift bag full of chocolates from my stocking. (Ask me in a few weeks if there’s anything left!)
Lucy also got a big bag of treats and I made a great place to store all of her goodies…her own personalized Dog Tree Jar!! The dog treat jar was super easy and inexpensive, not to mention that it is made from a large pickle jar. I cannot bear to throw away a good pickle jar and am always looking for ways to craft with them.
Here’s how I made mine.
First, I know I’m not going to win a photography award for this photo. This is what happens when you take a photo without your glasses on.
I began by washing a pickle jar and removing the label. I can usually soak the jar for a little while in warm sudsy water to loosen most of the label. Any stickiness left from the label can be scrubbed off with steel wool or a dish scrubber.
I used a wood drawer knob and glued it on to the jar’s lid with super glue.
For the base of my treat jar, I used an oversized candlestick that I already had. Any vase or pillar candlestick will work. The base should be heavy and wide enough to support your jar and the treats inside.
Using gloss white spray paint, I sprayed several coats of paint on both the base and the top. I allowed time for each layer of paint to dry before applying another coat.
I used the same super glue that was used to attach the knob to the lid to glue the pickle jar to the top of the base.
While the glue was drying, I decided to make some decorating accents for the jar.
I love to use Crayola Air Dry Clay for many of my crafts and had a tub of it handy. If you don’t want to buy the clay, you can make your own. Here’s a great DIY clay tutorial from Lily Ardor that you can make yourself. To get the recipe, click HERE.
To decorate Lucy’s jar, I made a bone out of clay using a cookie cutter for the shape. After the bone dried, I painted it brown.
I tied ribbon on the finished bone and left enough ribbon on each side to wrap around the jar. I attached it on the back by tying it tightly. The ribbon I used did not have wire in it. I don’t think you’ll have any problems using wired ribbon, but I just liked this red ribbon and it didn’t matter if it had wire or not.
To add a little more cuteness, I hot glued some greenery behind the dog bone.
Just to be fancy, I used my Cricut to write out Lucy’s name and stuck the letters on the front of the base. You can definitely skip this step if you don’t have a Cricut or if your base is not wide enough to place letters on. I’ve had my Cricut for a year and have basically just made letters. I need to spend more time with that thing…
Here’s Lucy’s finished treat jar!
Lucy loooved her treats!
But wait….there’s more!!!
You could take this jar and customize the base and lid for many different uses. Just for fun, I converted this jar into a bubble gum container. Can you think of other ways to use this jar? Have I got your creative juices flowing yet?
That’s all I have for you guys today! Remember…save your pickle jars!
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Lucy is gorgeous! She deserves her very own treat jar. You did a great job with it.
Thank you Leanna! Lucy usually doesn’t photograph well–but with enough treats she will do most anything. Hope you have a great week! ~Kristi
This is the cutest idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Charming Homes & Gardens!
Thank you Kristin! I always enjoy visiting your link party. Thank you for hosting! ~Kristi
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
Your Lucy just looks like the sweetest thing! Your treat jar is equally adorable!
Thank you Sarah! Lucy does keep our world interesting! Hope you have a great day! Thank you for visiting Mulch and Paint! ~Kristi
OMG, I love this. I need to make one for my babies. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/01/over-moon-linky-party_24.html
Thank you Beverly! I always enjoy visiting with you and Marilyn at Over the Moon!!! I apologize for not responding back to you sooner…I have been having computer issues and have not been able to post anything to the blog for a week. I hope to be back with you guys this week. Thanks again! ~Kristi