Kids’ DIY: Make Your Own Treat Jar
With Kilo the Pug
Hey Pup Peeps. This is a really simple DIY that you can really do whatever you want with to make your pet a personalized treat jar. (And go ahead and make a bigger jar for food to match while you’re at it!)
One important thing to look out for with this DIY is the lid of your jar. Be careful to keep glue away from the opening so that the lid can still fit tightly on when you’re done, as well as being careful not to accidentally glue your jar shut!
For this craft, you will need:
A Jar (any size)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Paint Marker/Chalk Label/Letter Stickers
* Add any other decorations of your choice
Step 1: Pick Your Decorations
For our main jar we’re going to use some red duct tape, a white ribbon, some glittery stick-on letters, a bow-tie, and some paw print stickers. You can see here for different styles of jar we used different decorations.
Step 2: Wrap Your Jar
Take your tape, or your ribbon or whatever you have and wrap your jar. Make sure you secure these well to the jar as you might want to stick more things on top of them later. If you have decorative tape it’s self-explanatory but for the ribbon you’ll need the help of an adult. We found hot gluing the ribbon in just one small spot and then layering the end over the same place worked best. Be sure to leave a spot somewhere to put your pet’s name, so don’t tape your whole jar unless you’re sure you can add your label on top of it!
Step 3: Put On Your Label
If you don’t have a chalk label specifically that’s okay! You can make your own label with some funky cardstock paper and get an adult to help you glue it on. For one of our jars we used a paint marker to just write the name on and for another we actually used stick on letters over the duct tape.
Step 4: Bling Out, Bedazzle and Personalize Your Jar
Here’s where you get to be creative! Take whatever decorations you have and stick them onto your jar really well. Make sure not to cover your label or seal your lid shut, but using hot glue with the help of an adult might be a good idea so your decorations won’t fall off too easily. (We used some paw print stickers and a duct tape bow-tie you can learn how to make easily HERE to decorate this jar and a funky flower to decorate another)
Step 5: Add Treats!
Fill your jar up with your pet’s food or favorite treat and find a place to display your wonderful craft for everyone to see!