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Pet Craft: DIY Cat Treat Jar

DIY Cat Treat Jar: We have 3 cats who are very spoiled. They have a treat jar that they walk us to when they want a snack. My 13 year old, Emily, took on the challenge to decorate their treat jar. She went to the craft store and picked out which colors she wanted to use. Then she came home and drew a sketch of each side of the container. From there she painted each side.

This would make a great craft for any kid. What a fun thing to do when it is way too hot outside to enjoy the weather. Emily planned out each side but this is something that could be painted without a plan. Our cats love the container because of what is inside. My daughter loves the container because it is something she created for them. Click here for the Pet Craft: Cat Toy


Materials Needed:
”¢Mini Bowdabra ®
”¢Bowdabra ® Bow Wire
ӢHair Bow & Tool Ruler
ӢAcrylic Paint
ӢPaint brushes
ӢPlastic or Glass container
ӢHot glue gun
”¢ Two 5″ pieces of 3/8 inch wide satin ribbon
”¢ 12″ piece of Morex Meow Bobbin Ribbon






1. Sketch out the project on paper and then paint!

DIY Cat Treat Jar


2. Emily made each side of the jar a different place for cats. She painted St. Francis Cat Hospital, Morris Snack Shop, Garfield’s Toys & Accessories and Frisky’s Fish Market.

DIY Cat Treat Container


3. To make the bow for the container: Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut a 24” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half, lay it into the Mini Bowdabra. You’ll have a loop at one end and two loose pieces at the opposite end.

Cat Bow


4. Lay your two 5″ ribbon pieces into the Mini Bowdabra.

Cat Bow


5. Find the center of the 12″ Meow ribbon and press it with the patten down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Cat Bow


6. Decide how big you want your loops. To make your first loop, fold the ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

Cat Bow


7. Continue folding the ribbon back and forth until you have created as many loops as you desire. Give the ribbon a twist to keep the pattern facing up. Use all your ribbon.

Cat Bow


8. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

Cat Bow


9. Take the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra, turn it upside down and tie it off. Cut off extra wire and save it for another project.

Cat Bow


10. Hot glue the bow to the container.

Cat Bow

DIY Cat Treat Jar and Cat Bow


One thing to consider when making hair bows for pets, you can get more ideas from the Hair Bow Making CD has an entire chapter for making pet bows.


    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
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    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
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    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

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    Rated 4.80 out of 5
Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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