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DIY Dog Food Container

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Having a dog is a big responsibility. Our kids had been begging for a dog for years and the time was finally right to adopt a dog. Each child had a responsibility to help keep the dog fed and make sure he was getting enough exercise. My son was in charge of feeding the dog. We kept the food in the garage. We would buy a big bag of dog food and many times he would get the dog a scoop and then he wouldn’t close the bag, and it would not be good anymore. We even tried a large plastic container, but for some reason, he couldn’t get the lid sealed on both ends.

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So I came up with the idea to make a DIY dog food storage container. It is a smaller, prettier container we could keep in the house that would make it easier for my son to feed the dog and it would also keep the dog’s food fresher. With just a few items, it’s easy to make.

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DIY Dog Food Container:

DIY Dog Food Container #NutritionWorthWaggingFor

Supplies To Make The Dog Food Container

  • Popcorn tin (The ones you get at Christmas time, and then you keep it just in case you may need it one day.)
  • Your favorite color of spray paint
  • Acrylic paint (I used white)
  • A paint brush with a pencil tip
  • Stencils – unless you can freehand the words on the container

Instructions:

Make sure you clean out all the old popcorn residue inside the container and let it dry. In a well-ventilated area, lay down some newspapers and spray paint the container. It is best to stand up the container and walk around it to cover it evenly. Set the lid on the paper and paint it. Let it dry and touch up if necessary.

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Pour some acrylic paint on a paper plate. I placed the stencil along the bottom of an indent that went around the container so it would be straight. Dip the paint brush in the paint and paint inside the stencil. Don’t worry if it doesn’t coat it completely because you can come back and touch it up.

DIY Dog Food Container #NutritionWorthWaggingFor

DIY Dog Food Container #NutritionWorthWaggingFor

DIY Dog Food Container #NutritionWorthWaggingFor

This is really such a fun project because you can make it to fit your style. Add a paw print or a dog bone to add some personality. I am not an artist, so I needed those stencils to guide me.

Now I can keep the food in an easy access spot for my son, and it’s not an eyesore. Plus since he sees it – I don’t have to remind him as much to make sure he feeds Chi-Chi.

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Now that we have the perfect food storage container, I must share with you the perfect food for your dog. I am in Kroger a few times a week, and I came across Nature’s Recipe® dog food. It’s important to me to feed my dog premium ingredients. Nature’s Recipe dog food does not have corn or wheat products, nothing artificial, and the #1 ingredient is a high-quality protein source. It’s been around for 35 years, so I know it’s a product I can trust, and I love that it is now available at Kroger and I can pick it up with all my groceries.

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I picked up the Nature’s Recipe small breed grain free chicken flavor, and Chi-Chi loves it! They have several flavors that include proteins like salmon, lamb, venison, duck and more. And you can get a small 4-pound bag to a large 30-pound bag to fit your needs!

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Kelly Hutchinson

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

What a clever way to upcycle an old popcorn container. This is so cute!

katrina gehman

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

this is such a cute idea! i may have to do this. i have a few of those tins laying around in the garage lol

Brianne

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

What a great idea! I always struggle to find a place to store our dog food and this is perfect!

Crystal

Tuesday 28th of March 2017

What a cute project. My dog food container is just boring, but this adds more style. Plus, filling it with great food makes a big difference!

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