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DIY Customized Pet Food Containers

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Create special customized containers for your pet's food using Dishwasher-Safe Mod Podge.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #2934
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Engine Red, 2 oz.
Item #2948
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Paints - 14K Gold, 2 oz.
Item #2965
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe metallic finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$2.29

FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils™ - Classic Alphabet
Item #30583
Painting with FolkArt Enamels couldn't be easier with new Peel & Stick Painting Stencils! Simply position stencil on glass or ceramic project surface, press in place and fill in pre-cut designs with paint! Stencils work great on curved or flat surfaces because of their special adhesive backing. Each stencil features several coordinating motifs. Stencils can be repositioned for up to 20 uses, and firmly adhere to project surface - preventing run-unders.

$5.29

FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils™ - Alphabet - Old School, 5/8"
Item #30749
Painting with FolkArt Enamels couldn't be easier with new Peel & Stick Painting Stencils! Simply position stencil on glass or ceramic project surface, press in place and fill in pre-cut designs with paint! Stencils work great on curved or flat surfaces because of their special adhesive backing. Each stencil features several coordinating motifs. Stencils can be repositioned for up to 20 uses, and firmly adhere to project surface - preventing run-unders.

$5.29

Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS15059
Your projects are easier to clean with the new top-rack dishwasher safe formula.

$8.49

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Other Supplies
White ceramic containers
Coordinating grey and black scrapbook papers
Scissors
Flat brush ½”
Stencil brush ¼”
Rubbing alcohol
Wax paper
Squeegee
Paper towels
Foam plates
Water basin

Instructions

  1. Wash ceramic containers with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Trace and cut out paper patterns from scrapbook papers.
  3. Stencil words on banner patterns using adhesive stencils, Stencil letters and heart with Engine Red. Stencil crown icon with Licorice and apply 14K Gold dots to crown by dipping opposite end of paintbrush into paint and apply to tips of crown. Let dry.
  4. Apply Mod Podge® to backs of papers. Lay pieces onto ceramic containers one at a time. Cover paper with wax paper and use squeegee to smooth. Repeat with remaining paper pieces. Let dry at least twenty minutes.
  5. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® over entire surface of container making sure to completely encapsulate the paper. Let dry. Apply second coat and let dry.
  6. Refer to bottle for curing instructions.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.