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Travel DIY Pet Dishes for Your Dog

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I have spring fever and with spring fever comes travel and my D.I.Y. craft side. It’s the time of year I do all of my DIY projects that I’ve put off during the cold winter months. I make everything from travel doggie pillows to cute travel dog food bowls. We travel a lot on the weekends and we have Paws on the Falls, National Trails Day, coming up and there will be a lot of dogs attending. I decided to make Peanut personalized dog food bowls to take so his bowls won’t get mixed up with someone else’s fur baby bowls. I’ve had so much fun making the bowls that I’ve decided I’m going to make some for my home as well. If you’d like to make your own dog or dogs, a set of personalized dog food bowls, just follow my below tutorial.

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Materials Needed:
2 stainless steel pet bowls
1 pack of chalkboard stickers
1 oil based paint pen, white

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I bought bowls with a lip but it’s up to you if you like a lip or not. I prefer a lip so I can put Peanut’s bowls in a stand. Target has several different pet bowls to choose from and I’m sure you’ll find the set that’s right for your dog.

After you’ve cleaned your bowls add a circle chalkboard sticker on each of the bowls.

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Next, add dots with your paint pen, all the way around the circle. Don’t use a chalkboard marker, you’ll want a permanent paint pen so you can wash your food bowls.

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While they’re drying, cut out dog paws with the remaining circles. Like so… I didn’t have a pattern, I just went with it. They turned out kinda cute, don’t you think? Add them to the opposite side of the bowl from the circles.

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Add dots all the way around and let dry. Play with your fur baby while you wait.

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I decided to personalize mine with an F for food and a W for water. With the dog paws on the back, I can pick out Peanuts new travel pet food bowls out of a crowd, no matter how many dogs show up for Paws on the Falls.

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Please come back and share a photo of your travel dog food bowls if you decide to make a set for your fur baby.

When it comes to the dog food I’ll use in my cute new dog food bowls, you can bet it’ll be Purina Dog Chow® Small Dog. There are several reasons I buy this food for my little Peanut. The first one is because Purina Dog Chow has 90 years of proven nutrition. They have perfected this brand and my dog loves meal time with Purina. Peanut is getting high-quality food, in each and every bite with this highly digestible formula. Plus there’s 21 g of protein per cup to help keep his muscles strong. It’s important that I buy dog food that Peanut will eat. He’s a picky eater so when I realized that he loves this brand, I decided to stick with it and 2 years later, I’m still buying it and he’s still eating it.

Right now you can get a great deal on Purina dry dog food through Target’s Cartwheel app. CartwheelTarget: 20% off Dog Chow (all sizes) – 3/5 – 3/11, 20% off Beyond Dry (all sizes) – 3/12 – 3/18, and 20% off ONE dry (all sizes) – 3/19 – 3/25.

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Head to the dog food aisle at Target to select your favorite Purina dry dog food. Which Purina food does your dog eat?

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    March 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

    […] place next weekend and again April 29th. You might remember my recent post where I made a set of DIY personalized dog food dishes for the event. Another event we’re planning to attend is the 4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter […]

  2. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    March 16, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    These are great ideas for our furry friends! I love the paw sticker!

  3. stacey

    March 16, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Very cute ideas for your four legged family members.

  4. Shirley

    March 16, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Omg these bowls are too cute and i love to do all this my little cute Noddy.

  5. nicole

    March 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    the plates look very nice!! This is such a nice diy , will have to try for both my cat and dog!

  6. Hey Sharonoox

    March 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    This is too cute! Very creative and it turned out so well. I’ll share this with my daughter so she can make something for her rabbit.

  7. Robin

    March 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Such cute bowls… I immediately thought of all my friends with pets and what a great gift item this would be. I’m not much for DIY but I WOULD do this!

  8. eazynazy

    March 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I love DIYs and these are so cute and easy to make. Thanx for sharing

  9. Helene Cohen Bludman

    March 15, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    These are too cute! My two dogs would love to have these bowls!

  10. Sandra crespo

    March 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Omg those dog bowls look amazing! I am going to save this diy project for future reference when I need new bowls for my furry baby!

  11. David Elliott

    March 15, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I love the little dog bowls that you made. They look adorable and that’s cool you would recognize them instantly s I just know my dog has a weak stomach and seems to do best with organic food. Purine didn’t really work for him.

  12. Vivian

    March 15, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I don’t take ” Baby ” , my Longhorn traveling much… Well, not at all. But Terri these are too cute to not make. These would make Awesome gifts for friends. Thank you so much for sharing this .

  13. Katja

    March 15, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Aww these are really cute and effortless! I may make some for my fur babies!
    Katja xxx

  14. Ladies Pass It On

    March 15, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Ah this is such a cute idea! My mum will love this for her pets – will share it!

  15. Elizabeth O.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:43 am

    That’s a lovely idea for pet bowls! I don’t have a dog but I have a cat who could use these as well. I love the idea, thanks!

  16. Chloe

    March 15, 2017 at 2:01 am

    I don’t have a puppy but I could totally see myself making this for my parents dog! They are too cute!

  17. Jay Colby

    March 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    This such an creative idea. That any dog owner can utilize!

  18. Mihaela Echols

    March 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Aww this is so cute! I’m going to make a personal bowl for our bunny too. This is much more personal and cheaper then spending a crazy amount of money on a cute bowl.

  19. Author Brandi Kennedy

    March 14, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    These are adorable and I love that they’re so simple to make! I definitely would have made a home set, too.

  20. Jessica Hughes

    March 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I really love this DIY project! I love how your bowls turned out, especially the ones with the pawprint stickers! This is such a great idea and so easy to do as well.

  21. Chrishelle Ebner

    March 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    What a cute idea for your fur babies. The bowls turned out super cute. I need to make some for our three. My divas would love them.

  22. gina

    March 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Ok, these are way to cute. I might just have to do this for my dogs.

  23. Jessica Taylor

    March 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Those are adorable! I need to do a cat version for my furbabies! Maybe add his name on them?

  24. GiGi Eats

    March 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

    How cute – I need to send this to my sister who has 3 dogs and travels a ton!

  25. Julie Syl Kalungi

    March 14, 2017 at 8:57 am

    What cute lil dog bowls, I bet yo can do the same for your cat, bird, whatever. Super awesome!

  26. robin masshole mommy

    March 14, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Those pet bowls are super cute. I totally want to make one for my dog now :)

  27. Allison Waken

    March 14, 2017 at 12:31 am

    These bowls turned out SO cute! I love how you used circle stickers to create a paw [client]

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