As an adult, I value time spent with loved ones and thoughtful gestures more than I could ever imagine as a kid. For some, Christmas is the perfect time to adopt a dog. I thought it would be fun to be a secret Santa and surprise a dozen people who adopt a dog from Humane CNY with a prefilled treat jar. I also wanted to give a little something to my readers, so I asked Carolynn Lemke from Noble Friends to create some printable gift tags. All photos were taken by Alice G Patterson Photography.
I bought jars and followed the tips for painted mason jars from the Sweetest Occasion. For the jars, I chose a flat white paint and a glossy Hunter green. I painted the outside of the jars to keep the inside safe for food. Next, I painted six lids green and left the remaining six silver. Since then, I have decided that I prefer the look of the painted lid.
The Printable Gift Tags are my favorite part. Just click to download, print them on cardstock, cut, tie with Baker’s twine or other ribbon and you’re all set!
I printed two sizes of gift tags on 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock: 75 % and 60 % of the original size.
Next comes the fun part, choosing what treats to put inside. Although I usually buy treats made in the US, I chose Old Mother Hubbard Baked Dog Biscuits which are Canadian.
I may be biased, but I think these gift tags would be great on any package! I also donated some more treats for the dogs who won’t be home for Christmas in addition to the bucket of goodies from Tractor Supply Company’s sponsored post last week.
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Central New York, Alice specializes in dog portraits and commercial photography. Alice has three dogs of her own: Lulu, Franny, and Darla.
M. K. Clinton says
I love this crafting idea. I will work on the Blog It Forward. Thanks for sharing the information.
Kristen–well minded says
How generous of you! The jars are adorable, but the tags are to die for! Amazing. Thank your for your creativity and giant heart.
Lauren Miller says
Wow! That looks like a really fun DIY! How thoughtful of you to donate to the shelter pups, I bet their new pet parents appreciated it! Wonderful!
Alice G Patterson says
You did a great job making these cute treat jars and love Carolynn’s gift tags!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Very cute! Any dog would love to see this under the tree!
Lindsay, Matilda - Little Dog Tips says
I love how simple and pretty this project is! You can never go wrong with nice jars!
Christine Caplan says
This DIY jar idea is super cute – I’m supposed to make a DIY treat for a doxie party Sunday so I’m totally going to make this – thanks for the idea!
So cool, we really ‘lub’ this DIY gift tag idea – we’re going to make some this weekend!
These are so great! Loving the printables, too! XOXO
Pawesome Cats says
These are great treat jars and love that you’re participating in the Wayfair Blog Challenge too.
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
This is such an easy and cute idea! I could do it for the people who have cats, too.
Oh my gosh how cute is this?! I have a fur baby and had no idea what to give as a gift….this is seriously perfect Beth! Thank you!!
Kristin Cook says
These look so good! I love them! This is such a good idea for my family member’s dogs! Part of my wants to make them for my own dogs. haha
It is easy to make a bunch at a time, keep a couple for home!
These are adorable! I have several fur babies on my holiday gift list, so this is the perfect idea! I love the tags!