Kitty Cat Treat Canister Tutorial

After seeing so many great mod podge projects last year, I finally starting trying it out this year.  So far I’ve only done a few projects, but I know they’ll be more to come soon.
For one of my first projects, I decided to make a treat container for my kitty cats. By placing the treats out on the counter, I figure it would save me a little cabinet space and also serve as a reminder to give the cats their treats. And I was right! Plus, I now have a cute container to go along side my canister set. (And it’s color coordinated. Yay!)
And even though Rebel and Dixie cannot read, they know exactly what’s inside!  I simply have to hold the canister up and give it a shake, and the excitement begins.  And since it generally means that they get treats more often, they kitties give this idea 2 paws up!

What You’ll Need:
An old container (I used an oatmeal canister, which can hold 2 pouches of the treats we buy, more if I took them out of the pounches, but I keep them in to maintain freshness.)
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Ribbon (optional)
Instructions:  Choose two sheets of scrapbook paper that go well together.  Next lay your canister (or other container) down so that you can decide how much paper you’ll need.  I used 12×12 sheets.  And my container was 6 1/2 inches tall, so I made the strip of paper for the bottom about 4 inches tall., and the strip for the top about 2 1/2 inches tall.  Just be careful not to cut it too short.  (You can always trim some off or allow the papers to overlap if it’s too long, but if it’s too short, you’ll have to start over, use additional paper or trim.)
Before wrapping the paper around, make sure it will go all the way around.  My paper lacked about a fifth of an inch from going around all the way, so I had to mod podge a very thin strip of paper on first before wrapping the paper around.  (I put this towards to the back, but in fact it actually doesn’t look too bad.  However, it does blend in better with the plaid paper than with the solid.)
Apply a thin coat of mod podge to your paper with your paint brush.  Then wrap the paper carefully around the container.  (It doesn’t really matter which order, but I chose to mod podge the top piece first.  Smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles.  Also be sure that the edges (seam) of the paper are well coated with the mod podge.  I used the tip of my brush to light press on the seams.  Allow mod podge to dry.
Next add your stickers.
Now wrap your ribbon or trim around the container for measuring purposes.  Cut off the amount your need.  Apply a coat of mod podge to the ribbon, and place the ribbon around the container.  Again smooth out any wrinkles, and make sure the ends of the ribbon are well attached.  All to dry.
Finally take your paint brush and apply a light coat of mod podge over all the surfaces of your container.  Allow to dry. And you’re done! 
Now place your treats inside, give it a rattle, and watch the pets go crazy!


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  1. Ma What's 4 dinner says

    As I've just inherited a cat I need to make this!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

  2. Mod Podge Amy says

    That is so cute! My pugs would love that!

  3. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says

    Adorable! I am just starting to try out the Mod Podge. I was afraid of it at first 😉

  4. The Vintage Attic says

    Whay a great idea, I think I need to make one for my dog.


  5. Its A Blog Party says

    Very cute and such a great idea!
    Thanks for linking up!

  6. Love this idea…my Chihuahua's are going to love this (and I'm going to love getting more organized!).



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