Dog Milk Shows Us How to Make DIY Etched Treat Jars

Do-it-yourself Dogsters, this one's for you!


While my dog’s toys are stored in neat bins and clear, labeled containers in the hall closet, his treat situation is positively embarrassing. The top of my fridge — the only place tall enough to keep dry snacks away from a leaping Italain Greyhound — is a rat’s nest of treat bags and boxes; arguably the only eyesore in my rather minimalist apartment.

I’d been meaning to remedy this and invest in some sort of container system when I came across this great post from my friend Capree Kimball, managing editor of the design-savvy Dog Milk. In it, she gives a step-by-step tutorial for etching the design of your choice into a set of glass jars (picture above).

“I knew I wanted treat jars that looked good — something I could proudly display on my counter — and didn’t cost a lot. With those two rules in place, I ultimately decided to just get a bit crafty and make my own,” she wrote.

To kick her project off, Capree collected the following items:

1. A roll of clear vinyl contact paper

2. A print-out of her selected designs (she picked a basic paw print, a bone, and the word “sit” in Helvetica — Capree recommends selecting really simple designs for your own project)

3. Glass jars

4. A cutting mat

5. A paint brush

6. Some glass etching cream

7. One Xacto knife

To see the four-step process for gussying up your treat jars, visit Dog Milk. This project is simple enough that those of us outside the hardcore DIY circle can execute it fairly simply. Have a look and let us know if you plan to give it a try!

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