Sunday, April 03, 2011

Dog Food Storage

The day before we got the dog, Matt and I went shopping for all of the supplies he would need.  Because we buy his dog food at Costco, we needed a big container to store it in.  We picked this one up at Walmart for less than $10:

While totally functional, it was a little bland for my tastes.  The dog food container sits in the corner of our pantry and we see it everytime we open the door (which is every time we cook a meal).  Taking my cue from this post over at House of Hepworths (HoH), I spent about an hour transforming my boring old dog food container into this:

In the project posted on HoH, the crafter used her silhouette machine to make the words and the paw prints.  I don't have a silhouette machine, so I just used a printout and a sharpie.  I printed my words and image, traced them onto my dog food container, and filled it in with sharpie.  Super easy and super cute.  And of course, puppy approved:


MrsJCH said...

That is super cute! We buy a 60lb bag of food at a time, so we have a 5 qt tupperware thing that sits in the cabinet, You have inspired a makeover for the tuppeware!

Nette @ This Dusty House said...

Cute! Does it fit a full big bag of dog food? We need one of these -- or, two, actually, one for dog food and one for cat food! -- but I find most of the ones on the market -- like you said -- bland or downright ugly. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laurie said...

Hi Nette.

It does hold exactly one large bag of dog food. We buy our dog food at Costco (the Nature Domain variety). We can fit the entire bag in that bin. It was in the garbage bin section at the store. And it definetly needed to be dressed up!