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Find out how to make feeding time easier with two easy projects. You can make your own Dog Food canister – just like the designer style without the high cost – and get a free pet feeding responsibility chart.
Meet Oliver – our two-year-old Pomston (Boston Terrier/Pomeranian). Oliver is very serious. He also happens to be afraid of my camera, which is why he will not look at me.
Oliver spends his days “guarding,” his home, waiting for the mail carrier (whom he loves) and running around like he’s one of the kids.
My kids love their dog and they really enjoy helping to take care of him, especially with feeding responsibilities. However, they often get into bickering about who gets to feed him, give him a treat or water. I’ve found a way to make Oliver’s feedings easier for everyone. A new, “designer style” dog food canister makes storing Oliver’s Purina BENEFUL® Healthy Weight so much easier. The kids are able to scoop his food and give him the proper amount with no mess.
We chose BENEFUL® Healthy Weight because it has 10% fewer calories than BENEFUL Originals with Real Beef. Oliver isn’t overweight, but he’s slowly heading there since he’s the master of food theft. The kids are working harder on not leaving their food unsupervised and we’re making sure Oliver eats the best food possible. He is satisfied by his meal and we like that it is made with real farm-raised chicken as the #1 ingredient with whole grains and vegetables.
DIY Dog Food Canister
To make the canister, you’ll need a few things:
large tin (popcorn tin)
spray paint of choice – satin or glossy finish (choose one with a built-in primer if there is a bright design on the tin)
permanent paint pen (black)
sealant spray (optional)
There are a few ways you can do the lettering. You can use vinyl letters to adhere right over the paint. You can also stencil them on. I knew what font I wanted to use and didn’t have access to a letter cutter, so I decided to use a pencil transfer.
After spray painting my can and lid, I made sure I had my lettering printed exactly as I wanted it to appear on the canister. To transfer this to the can, you’ll trace the backside of the letters with the pencil. You’ll want to make your strokes heavy and fill in the letters completely. Next, transfer the paper (pencil side down) to your canister and position. You’ll then use a ball point pen to trace the lettering. When you lift the paper, the pencil will have rubbed off in the shape of your letters. EASY!
Next, I filled in my lettering with a permanent, oil-based paint pen in black. Allow to dry fully. I opted to use a sealant spray since I painted my lettering on. I chose a clear, satin finish sealant that I just sprayed on top of the paint and letters.
The result is a fun dog food tin that will keep your food fresh and make feeding time easier.
Printable Pet Feeding Responsibility Chart
When it comes to organizing who will feed the dog, I created this pet feeding responsibility chart. I wanted something that would help me designate Oliver’s feeding to the kids. The kids were really into it and spent time planning who would get each job. They even decided together to keep their jobs for a week and then rotate.
You can download a copy here – hope you find it helpful!
I framed ours so that we could easily change the jobs – and even keep track of the job ‘done’ with a dry erase marker. The kids have been placing a check mark or writing down the time when they did their job.
Looking to try BENEFUL® Healthy Weight? You can find this variety and all of the other amazing Purina dry dog food varieties at Target in the pet aisle.
Going on now and throughout the month, you can get a great deal with the following Cartwheel Offer.
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20% off Dog Chow (all sizes) – 3/5 – 3/11
20% off Beyond Dry (all sizes) – 3/12 – 3/18
20% off ONE dry (all sizes) – 3/19 – 3/25
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