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This DIY project for dog lovers is easy to do and will help make sure the dogs are fed according to plan no matter whose turn it is to feed them. This system is attractive, flexible, and relatively durable. I devised a simple pocket that I attached to my pet food containers. (We have both large containers at home and smaller ones for when we travel.) I can simply insert a new card if I switch brands or need to change the amount of food based on weight. Pictured below is Theo’s vacation dog food container. Thanks to Alice G Patterson for helping me with this and for all the photography!
- pet food containers
- acetate (I used both a patterned one and a clear sheet)
- tape (washi tape as well as duct tape)
- circle punch (optional)
Print feeding directions onto cardstock ~3 X 3.5 inches
Cut patterned acetate to size: 4 inches by 5 1/2 inches
Cut clear acetate to size: 4 inches by 3 inches
Optional: cut a semi-circle in clear acetate to make it easier to slide the card in and out. It is hard to see in this photo, but I put it about halfway through the top edge.
On the table, place tape sticky side up. We used white duck tape as the base because I knew that washi tape would not hold up long term. (We had to cut our duct tape into narrow strips because we couldn’t find 1/2 inch width at the store.)
Place the clear acetate on the sticky side of tape
Next place the patterned acetate covering the clear acetate and forming a pocket.
Apply the pocket to the container.
Add decorative tape.
Insert directions, fill with dog food, and you’re ready to go! You can also add the UPC information from the label in this pocket for reference in the event of a food recall.
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Be sure to check out our easiest DIY dog treat jars.
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, NY, Alice specializes in senior portraits, dog portraits, and product photography and portraits for small business owners.