Dog Treat Mason Jar – Easy Painted Paw Prints on Jars How To.
This is definitely the day(s) of the dog(s).
And cats too.
But I’m thinking dogs are much happier about all those stay-at-home/shelter-in-place orders than cats. 😉
Speaking of shelters, some are reporting they’re running out of dogs (and cats) to foster!
A tiny silver lining?
I’m not trying to make light of what’s going on in the world right now — and especially in the U.S. I live in a major city, so I do take stay at home very seriously!
But there’s no denying that dogs are definitely having their day(s) these days …
and I’m sure many are enjoying plentiful quantities of treats. Especially after all those walks their restless humans are taking them on to get a few minutes out of the house!
So I thought perhaps now is a perfect time for all those humans to get crafty and make a mason jar treat jar for their (now) spoiled pups …
How To Make A Dog Treat Mason Jar
White Paint (I used Rust-Oleum’s Chalked Paint in Linen White)
Acrylic Brown & Black Paint
Matte Sealant (this is my favorite brand that doesn’t streak or yellow the paint).
Wine Corks (if you don’t drink wine, you can always buy corks on Amazon!)
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Start with two coats of white paint. I used chalked paint, but you can also use acrylic white paint.
Let dry overnight between coats.
Once jar completely dry (I waited overnight; but if you use chalked paint you can do this step after a few hours) lightly distress with 80 grit sandpaper.
Use wine cork to add paw dots. Just dip in your paint and them apply to the jar. In some spots I had to roll cork back and forth, up and down. And in some I had to apply more paint (you can do that with the cork or a brush).
It’s hard to tell, but I alternated brown & black dots. In hindsight, I should have used a lighter brown paint color (or lightened my brown with some white) for better contrast.
Using a paint brush, add four dots to complete your paw prints.
The final step was to seal with a matte sealant. This is my go-to favorite brand that doesn’t streak or yellow white paint.
All that’s left to do is fill it with your pups favorite treats!
P.S. Here are a few pics of my pup, Ernie …
He’s very much enjoying these day(s) of dog(s) and is currently being spoiled (by my husband) with 4 to 5 walks a day. Oh, and he gets to share in bites of his (my husband’s) breakfast, lunch and dinner. He will be very sad when everyone returns to work and school and it’s just me and him again! 😉
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