I'm frustratingly limited in my blogging for the time being while I wait for my new computer to arrive in the mail (HOLY CRAP! I am SOOOOOO excited about it though!!!)... I've literally been unable to see all Blogger-hosted blogs for the past few days. However, I can get in to Blogger, so I'm publishing a recent project I made and post I wrote up. I'll be back up and running soon though, I'm sure!
The pups really love their rawhide retriever rolls. So much so that they both know how to dig through grocery bags and open top canvas bags to get to them. Even when they're all in plastic wrap. So we needed a big jar or something so that the rolls don't get retrieved by some greedy pups who have already eaten too much that day... so we ended up with a big glass jar to store the rawhides in. But it wasn't quite pretty enough and we have a big tin jar that has the word "treats" on it that the plain jar was going to sit next to, so it was time for some crafty magic!
- Glass jar
- Rub-ons and popsicle stick
- Ruler/measuring tape
- Scotch tape
- Clear gloss coat spray
I taped the paper backing to the jar so that I could just remove it and use the popsicle stick to rub the letter in place without messing up the spacing, but you can do it however you want.
After I got the word "rawhides" in place, I thought the jar just needed a little something extra. So I found these glittery polka dots and a dog-themed sheet of rub-ons in my scrapbooking stash and added some dots and paw prints to make it extra-cute.
Max and Bella were mostly uninterested in the process, though Max tried to keep an eye on me for good measure...
Though he didn't really have much of an opinion about spacing and decorating the jar, so I mostly guessed and played with it, starting with the little polka dot underline that's a bit off-center because it's shorter than the word "rawhides."
And the paw print and more circles... and then when I was done, I sprayed it with a coat of clear acrylic gloss type stuff that I had leftover from the Lemonhead wreath. I'm not sure how important this is, but I was glad to have it as an option because rub-ons make me nervous. Especially on something that's going to be handled frequently.
Finally it was time to fill it up and admire the work!
Not too bad for something that was basically free - not counting the jar that we already had in mind for the rawhides (and I think that was a Hobby Lobby treasure). And it makes me happy when it sits on the kitchen counter next to the green treat jar!
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