Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gone to the dogs

Here's a nifty little recycled, repurposed project I completed this weekend.

I saw the idea on someone's blog (I'm sorry, I can't remember who! If you are that person, let me know and I'll link you!), and that person got the idea from Pottery Barn I believe.

*Edited to add: I pinched the idea from Marie Thanks for the heads up girls, I couldn't remember where I saw this!

I took an old tin that once housed Boy Scout popcorn. I then sanded it, painted it, and added "dog treats" in rub-ons.

Simple, cheap, and eco-friendly!



I put the tin inside of a cool basket my husband bought me. When he was out on tour one time, he happened upon an Amish boy selling handmade baskets. I love it!



Sammi, Kola and Cissy like these all-natural peanut butter flavored treats.



Sammi says "yum!"

20 comments:

Chris said...

Unfortunately, I can't take credit for it, but it was Marie over at Watch the Wind Go By! Your tin is adorable. I love how it turned out. Also, thanks for all the great comments you've left. You always have such nice things to say!

Nikki said...

Chris is right, it was Marie. I like the smaller version of it.

Gwen said...

Ah, too bad you didn't do this earlier because just last week, I took my boy scout tin to the recycle center because I was tired of looking at it after a year. Plus, I know we'll be getting more soon as popcorn sells start this weekend!

Did you prime it first or just spray paint it?

My home - My life said...

What a great idea - love it!

the undomesticated wife said...

Thanks for the heads-up girls!

Gwen, I didn't prime it. That would be too much work. I just lightly sanded it with fine grit paper and sprayed it. It was quick and easy. I have a ton of tins from previous holidays. I may do the same, but not use for dog treats. I may use for something else, like bath soaps, gifts, etc.

New Girl on Post said...

What a cute project!

Susie Harris said...

You did a great job on that! I too want to copy that idea from Miss Marie... very cute!

Annikke said...

I stumbled upon your blog today and love it! That dog treat tin is so cute!!

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

That tin is SUPER cute! We have two labs and I love the simplicity of it...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

So so so cute!! I love this, and I loved Marie's too. Makes me want to copy you! :)
Carrie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute...I love Marie's ideas...she originally got it from Ballards Catalog. Your blog is soo cute. cherry

Shannon said...

So cute! It turned out great. I love your basket tray with the books and reed difuser too!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the tins with words on them. It is so cute and fun for dog biscuits! Love it! What great ideas!
-Sandy Toes

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love the dog tin, I might be able to do that!
I also am not a chef, and have a brown thumb (not a green one).
Very cute idea that seems easy for me!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Hey girlie! I am back to comment on this again because I went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels today to get some rub-on letters and they don't have anything nearly as cute as the letters you used for the dog treat can! I SO want to copy you but can't? Do you happen to remember where you got those? Thanks!! (And I will be posting the pumpkin dip recipe today too!)
Carrie

ROXY said...

Your doggies are sooo cute!!! I love them:) Great Blog:)

Joy said...

I loved this idea when I first saw it. I'm glad you made one so that I can remember to put it on my to do list. It looks great!

Brandi said...

super cute!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great idea too, super cute! And I've so been looking for a basket like that for our kitchen! Love it!

AJ said...

Very cute. I remember Marie making one of those. I'm keeping it in mind for an after Christmas project. Darn, that just means I'll have to eat all the popcorn that comes inside:) Must know who the touring husband is? Would I know him??