This darling DIY dog food container is the perfect easy storage solution!
If you’ve been around Spaceships and Laser Beams very long, you might have met my sister’s dog Max.
Max is beyond darling.
Look at that face!
Recently, Max had some big changes in his life: my precious, brand new little niece joined the household!
Up to this point, Max has been the “baby” … and he may have been just a teeny bit spoiled.
Thankfully, my sister and brother in law worked hard to make him feel extra special and included as Mary Grace joined the family.
I know everyone is rejoicing with the smooth transition.
Whenever given the opportunity, my boys enjoy loving on Max as well.
Since it’s pet month, now is the perfect time to shower Max with some extra loving.
When I decided to create this cute DIY dog food container for Max’s dry food, I knew they would be ready and willing helpers — and I was right!
Not only did I have great helpers, Max was thrilled to sample some of his favorite dog food with their assistance.
If you’re like me, having pretty things around you is important. A lovely environment makes me more content and productive.
I also like having things organized — that’s why this dog food storage idea is so perfect!
Obviously, if you have a pet in your home, you’ll need to store their dry food somewhere.
You might as well make it decorative and pleasing to the eyes!
This DIY canister would work well for dog food or cat food. You’ll just want to be sure your bin has a lid so they can’t get inside. 😉
Supplies Needed for DIY Dog Food Container
This project is simple. You’ll only need three things: an empty popcorn tin, spray paint, and large chalkboard stickers.
If you have a metal tin leftover from the holidays, perfect! If not, you can head to a dollar store or thrift store like I did to pick one out.
Pick the color of spray paint you’d like — any color that matches your decor will be great.
Originally, I was going to use painter’s tape and chalkboard paint.
Let’s talk about disaster for a second. It was not my most brilliant plan.
When I removed the painter’s tape, the chalkboard paint had bled through. Back to the drawing board.
My second plan worked much better: large chalkboard sticker labels from the craft store.
Peel and stick… voila. Genius!
Aren’t you glad I tested all this out for you? 🙂
How to Make a DIY Dog Food Container
Once you find the container you want to use, make sure to thoroughly clean and dry it.
You’ll want to layout the cardboard or a paint tarp before painting. Remove the lid and place the canister upside down on the protected surface.
Hold the spray paint about 8-10 inches from the tin and evenly coat the tin in paint.
Make sure you allow the proper dry time designated on the paint can in between layers.
Apply a second coat of paint once the first coat has dried completely.
Once the paint has completely dried, you can apply the chalkboard sticker to the front of the tin.
Finally, fill your dog food container with Nature’s Recipe dog food!
My son Rowen was happy to help Max get some of his favorite food. He eagerly scooped the food into the bowl — and Max was oh-so-happy about it!
We could tell by his tail. 🙂
Get happy tail wags in your home by creating this cute DIY dog food container for your furry family member!
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DIY Dog Food Container
- 1 Popcorn tin
- 1 Spray paint, any color
- 1 Chalkboard sticker