Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Dog Treats Container

I have an organization problem - or, a lack of organization problem.  Anyway, several months ago I saw another blogger (I have to apologize because I cannot find the link, so if you know where I saw it, let me know so I can give credit) make a knock off of these cool Ballard Designs dog food containers.

 
Aren't those cute?  They sell for $45.  Seriously?  $45?  I don't think so!  

I started out with my Cub Scout Popcorn tin, which I bought from my son last year (anyone need Boy Scout Popcorn - let me know if you do - I know a guy).  Anyway, it looked like this before.


                                       

Nice, huh?  I spray painted it cream, because I didn't have white and I really didn't want to go to the store.


Because I don't have a fancy Cricut (I sooooo want one for Christmas), I had to print off my font on the computer and transfer it with graphite paper.



                                     


Then, I traced over it with some very expensive artist tools.



                                                            


Yep, a black Sharpie.  I love my black Sharpie!

Here we are all finished.  What do ya think?



                                                   
 

It's not perfect, but FREE is much better than $45 anyday! 

I'm linking up to Frugalicious Friday and: 






 Show and Tell Green


and Weekend Bloggy Reading 


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28 comments:

  1. that is just great!! Love the 'expensive' tools (I have those too) :)

    You know it's getting to be that time of year when all the stores will have the giant tubs of popcorn...I may have to get one, strictly for the container of course :)

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  2. I love it, and I have some boy scout popcorn tins around here too! I don't have a dog, but I do have an uncle who is SO DIFFICULT to buy a gift for. How cute would this be for Christmas along with some homemade dog treats?

    And (waaaaaaa) I want a cricut too!

    Now, you have me thinking about what I can do with my popcorn tins... and me with a house to clean. Shame on you!!

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  3. LOVE!!! Tanya, yours are just as cute as the ones from Ballard! Maybe (pretty please) you could link this up to Weekend Bloggy Reading on Friday if you have a chance? ;)

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  4. Very cute idea and what a money saver!

    I was actually thinking about this idea for above same uncle. However, I don't have any leftover popcorn tins to use and she does. I wonder who gets to make the gift?

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  5. Cute! Great knock-off and MUCH cheaper!

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  6. DUDE! That's freaking awesome! Although, I may need a huge trash barrel to store my dogs' food...

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  7. I love it! It's organized AND it's pretty :) Makes my heart melt. I'm thinking like mad about all the tins or useless things I have that I could make into something cute like this!

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  8. Thank you soo much Tanya! Means a lot! I LOVE your blog! *singing* 'Teal is my fav-a-rit color'! This tin idea looks great! We have a cat and have a boring ole plastic food storage tub thing that I hate...I'll have to try this! Following you!

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  9. Love it and free is the best price of all!

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  10. Oh my gosh! I so so love this! And my girls (Heidi and Jini) could appreciate having a cute food container.

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  11. Tanya - I am floored you did this with a SHARPIE!? It looks sooo good! I love labels and I love a great knock off.
    I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

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  12. I think this looks great, Tanya! What a great way to recycle--or maybe we should say "upcycle"! Love it!

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  13. I think they turned out great! No need for a fancy design machine! Problem is, my dogs go through about one of those cans a week! I'd have to keep refilling it. Until then, I'll just keep the food in the huge trash can where it is now. :)
    -Polly
    www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com

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  14. I love it!!! And I love that you didn't use a Cricut (which I do NOT own....and REALLY want...and I'm totally pouting in case you can't tell). :)

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  15. Oh girl I love your sense of humor!
    You did a wonderful job on yer can, er container. You gave me ah great idea. Thanks!

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  16. Thanks for linking up with me, Tanya! I really do think this was a great project! :)

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  17. WOW! Very impressive and inspirational.

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  18. Tanya- those turned out great! I think I'll be on the look out for some big tins!

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  19. So. Stinkin. Cute. I love it and am probably gonna copy copy copy you!!! But mine will say "cat food" and that is totally different, right?

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  20. I love this idea. You can find these tins pretty easy and don't know what to do with them. Now I do...

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  21. Can't do better than FREE! Love how it turned out! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  22. Cute! I'm impressed with how well the spray paint covered!

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  23. wow i would have thought it was vinyl! Great job

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  24. Tanya, how did I miss this the first time? This is totally awesome! I've always wanted one of those and knew that a popcorn tin was the way to go, but I wasn't sure how to do the lettering. A sharpie is brilliant! I'll be doing this as soon as I find a popcorn tin.
    Thanks for linking up!

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