Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be thoughtful. A card or a compliment can completely transform a day. And most of us, including dogs, appreciate treats! This DIY tag can turn ready-made treats into elegant gifts for Valentine’s Day or any day!
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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 the wood-burning kit that I bought a few years ago on a whim.
precut wood hearts (also 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 for about 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 the tool cool before changing tips. You can save time by using one stamp on all the pieces before changing tips if you make multiples.
I wish I would have known a helpful hint: sand wood before burning for a smoother surface!
I bought tags with predrilled holes. After decorating your tags, 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. Vita Bone Artisan Inspired dog treats are sourced and made in the USA. Just as importantly, they don’t contain corn, soy, or artificial flavors.
They also smell delicious.
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 complied.
(Franny had surgery yesterday to remove her spleen along with a grapefruit-sized mass and will be home tonight. And yes, she has a jar of Vita Bone treats waiting for her!)
Do you get Valentine’s Day treats for your pet?
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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.