DIY Dog Treat Jar {Dare to DIY}

Happy Monday!  It's a party today here at Decor and the Dog.  I'm hosting the Dare to DIY Give Handmade party today.  Don't worry, there's Sangria.  You can do this.  

I was talking out loud again.  Sorry.

Handmade gifts can get a bad rap.  Thanks for the 100th fleece tie blanket, Grandma.  Ike and I, however, love a handmade gift that is thoughtful and well executed.  Handmade gifts don't need to be expensive or difficult.  As is the case with my Dare to Give Handmade gift, a DIY Good Dog Treat Jar.

DIY Good Dog Treat Jar.  Easy and inexpensive gift for your furry friends!

Ike loves Christmas so very much.  He loves spending time with family and opening presents.  He totally approved of my treat jar.  And then he kept begging for treats.

holiday ike

Here's how to make your own for those special pups in our life. This could totally work for your feline friends as well.  Shove that jar full of those tiny cat toys that Ike loves so much.  Or how about a "Good Kid" treat jar?


  • 1 glass jar with lid (I purchased one guy from Hobby Lobby.)
  • Glass Etching Cream (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.  Bring your coupon!)
  • Painter's tape
  • Stickers (or some form of lettering that is sticky)
  • Paint brush
Good Dog Treat Jar  supplies

Apply your stickers to your jar.  You could also use some form of fancy cutting machine (Silhouette, etc).  I don't own anything fancy like that so I bought some stickers.  Press those stickers on well.  You don't want the etching cream to sneak under the letters.

DIY Good Dog Treat Jar

Apply your painter's tape as close to the lettering as possible.  The etching cream doesn't work the best in large areas so keep it close.  Press the tape down well also.

DIY Good Dog Treat Jar

Apply the etching cream according to the package instructions.  Mine said 5 minutes. I did almost 10 because I'm a rebel.  Or get distracted easily.  

DIY Good Dog Treat Jar

Run the jar under water to remove the etching cream.  It takes a little bit of time. Dry the jar. Remove the tape and stickers and marvel at your superior glass etching skills.

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Now it's time to fill the jar with your favorite treats.  I made some of Ike's favorite treats to fill the jar.  I figure if they are Ike approved, any dog will love them!  I used a scrap of fabric to tie around the top to add a little festive flare!

DIY Dog Treat Jar.  Great holiday gift for your furry friends.

Be sure to stop by my lovely co-hosts and check out their handmade gift ideas.  I can't wait for all of them to arrive at my doorstep.

Cassie {Primitive and Proper} assembled some beautifully quirky vintage mug planters.  Kim {Newlywoodwards} whipped up a cozy knit infinity scarf.  Rachel {Maybe Matilda} made the cutest kid pants I have ever seen.

dare to give handmade

Now it's time to see your handmade gift creations! One of the links from the link party will be randomly chosen to win this week’s giveaway— A $50 stencil shopping spree from Royal Design Studio Stencils.  (I'm a BIG fan.  Check out their stencils in use in my powder room and craft room!) 

Be sure to "like" Royal Design Studio on facebook for more stencil inspiration! 

Now there ain't no party like a Decor and the Dog party and a Decor and the Dog party has rules.

1. Up to two links per person.
2. Your post must be ‘give handmade’ related.
3. Please link back to at least one of the hosts of Dare to DIY.  I'll make it easy.  Copy and paste this:

Linking up with: Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newlywoodwards and Primitive and Proper!

4. Hop around and visit other links and leave some comment love.

I can't wait to see what you all are making me for Christmas.

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