Disclosure: This is post is sponsored by Vita Bone® Artisan Inspired® Dog Treats, and I’m being compensated to share my opinion. However, at Daily Dog Tag, we only review products that we use for ourselves or our dogs. Photos are by Alice G Patterson Photography.
Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be thoughtful. A card or a compliment can completely transform a day. And most of us, especially, dogs, appreciate treats!
As you might guess, most of my friends are dog lovers too. This Valentine’s Day I’m excited to give them blueberry muffins and Vita Bone® Artisan Inspired® Dog Treats for their dogs. The Maple Bacon & Blueberry flavor is a big hit with all the dogs I know!
I always like giving and getting gifts with a personal touch, so I decided to try out my wood burning kit that I bought a few years ago on a whim.
wood burning kit (mine was inexpensive)
precut wood hearts (available at craft stores)
practice wood (or extra hearts)
pliers (not shown)
sandpaper (not shown)
Attach the desired tip to the wood burning tool.
Turn on and allow to heat up four to five minutes.
If you are stamping a design, press straight down into wood and rock it slightly to make sure the entire design is burned. Make sure to make some test stamps, especially if this is your first time using a wood burner.
If you are free handing a design, keep the burner moving to avoid blobs.
Use pliers or let tool cool before changing tips. If making multiples, you can save time by using one stamp on all the pieces before changing tips.
A helpful hint that I wish I would have known: sand wood prior to burning for a smoother surface!
I bought tags with predrilled holes. Once your tags are decorated, put a string through them.
I love the simplicity of glass jars. Fill with blueberry muffins or Vita Bone Dog Treats.
Attach the tag, and spread the love!
Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Dog Treats are gift worthy! I am pawticular when it comes to the treats I give my dogs. These ones are sourced and made in the USA. Just as important, they don’t contain corn, soy or artificial flavors.
They also smell really good.
Alice’s sweet Franny has been sick and lost her appetite, despite being on an appetite stimulant. However, she came in for her free sample of a Maple Bacon & Blueberry Vita Bone treat and then asked for a few more. I happily acquiesced.
(Franny had surgery yesterday to remove her spleen and a grapefruit-sized mass, and will be home tonight. And yes, she has a jar of Vita Bone treats waiting for her!)
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in dog photography as well as custom photography for small businesses.