http://myeventkings.com/?author=2 Visiting our local pet store one day, my son and I started picking out treats for our dog. It was treats by the bulk. Scoop anything and everything into one bag, weigh it, and pay it. But when we got home, we wondered…what if the flavor of the peanut butter treats takes over the mint bones meant to freshen breath? And what about those chicken chunks mixed with the cinnamon snacks? If they were all meant to “live” together, then why separate them at the pet store? That’s when the idea of a treat bar came to mind. It’s like a little candy store for fur babies.
First thing I did was visit our local St. Vincent DePaul and Goodwill stores looking for cheap glass bottles. I made sure the lids matched up and had tight seals so the treats would stay fresh. There were tons of them for anything from $.50 to $3.00. Then I just used scraps I had from scrapbooking and other craft projects for fabric ideas and I visited the clearance rack at Michael’s for small charms to attach to ribbons. The chalk writing is done on stickers I got at the Container Store and I adhered most fabric in strategic places with a hot glue gun. All in all, while it’s kind of a crazy concept, it was a very fun and inexpensive project.
The jars fit perfectly on top of a small table where we keep all of the other dog items…poop bags, brushes, flea & tick medication, etc. The basket underneath was just a quick add-on and typically it’s empty from him dragging his toys out and leaving them around the house. Regardless, the space provides some order to what I consider fun chaos. Even the neighbor dogs come for a treat at the bar on occasion!
p.s. It’s also an inexpensive gift idea for friends bringing home a new dog!