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Aren’t these kitty cat treat jars adorable? I kept seeing the DIY treat jars on Pinterest (you know the ones with the spray painted toy cat or dog on top) and I wanted to make my own kitty treat jars, but something different than everything else, so I came up with these paint dipped jars with kitty noses, whiskers, and furry ears. They are super simple to make and they look cute enough to keep the kitty treat jar out on the counter instead of in a drawer or cabinet. Plus, since they are out on the counter, they’re easy for the cat sitter (my mom) to find the treats when we’re out of town on vacation. This way, she makes “friends” easier and faster with Poops and Lucy (the kitty cats) and they don’t hide as much when she comes over to feed and check on them. I guess I should have made one jar orange and the other black, but I thought that would be too Halloweeny, so I went with the pink for Poops instead. Want to make your own DIY Kitty Cat Treat Jar? Here’s the tutorial, you’re going to need a few supplies: Supplies:
- Jar (can be a recycled food jar with a screw on top or purchased from the store – your choice!)
- Paint for jar (color of choice)
- Plastic container and sandwich bag if paint can is not big enough for dipping
- Wax Paper
- Plastic string for whiskers
- Pipe cleaner (color of choice)
- Paint for kitty nose or paint pen (color of choice)
- Paint brush if painting kitty nose
First, dip the jar in your paint. Hold it above the paint can (or plastic container like I did) to let drip for 1 minute before placing onto wax paper to dry. Keep picking up the jar and moving it every 5-10 minutes until it dries so it doesn’t stick to the wax paper. If you use a recycled jar, paint the jar lid at the same time.
While the jar is drying, cut your whiskers (I made 5 whiskers per cat) and cut and shape your pipe cleaner in kitty ears. After the jar dries, use your hot glue gun to add a dot of hot glue where you want the kitty’s nose to be and then press the whiskers into the glue. Then use a dot of glue to close the triangular kitty ears before hot gluing the ears onto the lid of your jar. Finally, paint a little heart nose and mouth over the dot of glue and whiskers. When dry, fill your jar with cat treats and let your kitty enjoy! (Poops the Cat here just helped herself. She could smell them from across the room and was begging me for one while I was photographing this.)I filled my jars with SHEBA® Meaty Tender Sticks. Meaty Tender Sticks are savory cat snacks made with real meat and no artificial flavors. I picked them up along with some SHEBA® PERFECT PORTIONS™ to have on hand when we go away on vacation. SHEBA® PERFECT PORTIONS™ are great to use when you have a cat sitter because they are packaged as the perfect portion for feeding your cat which ensures that the cat sitter won’t overfeed your cat. Be sure to read the portion feeding guide on the bottom of the container to see how much to feed your cat based on your kitty cat’s weight. I don’t know if you read my latest post on the kitty cats, but we’ve made really good progress introducing them – the doors in the house are open nearly all the time (except when we sleep, because I want to get a good night’s sleep without them hissing/fighting and waking me up) – and we keep feeding them together at the same time to try to get them to be better friends rather than just tolerating each other. Poops (the orange cat) is the hold-out. But if you think about it, we introduced some young thing into the old lady’s house, and the young kid just wants to play and the old lady just wants to sleep. And eat. Poops LOVES to eat! Click here for more kitty cat inspiration and more SHEBA® WHAT CATS WANT™.