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Monday, March 20, 2017

DIY :: Personalized Doggie Bag

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This is Chili.
 
He is the center of our world in my home and is my daughter's best friend. In all of my years of having dogs be a part of my family, this one, he, is THE best.

He has the BEST personality and just as sweet as can be. He truly is the perfect dog and we spoil him. Boy do we spoil him rotten but he doesn't mind and neither do we. ;)  He goes everywhere with us and truth be told, he loves going for a ride or going 'bye bye' especially to memaw's house. We try to go as often as we can and when we do I feel like we take everything but the kitchen sink with us because 'he's spoiled'. lol

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I mean seriously? LOOK at that face. That face is the sweetest ever! So it goes without saying that this little guy gets anything he wants and I try to always give him the BEST of the things he needs to sustain a good lifestyle here with us. I mean we want him to live to be 102 years old so ya know, we take good care of him! lol

Since we are always taking him with us somewhere, I decided to make him his very own hand lettered personalized doggie bag! I mean every dog needs one right? Of course

Chili of course, was only interested in what was going IN this doggie bag of his, as he knows when we are getting ready to go somewhere, since I start gathering up his favorite things to take with us. So I thought I would share a fun little game of "what's in Chili's bag"? 

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Let's take a look shall we . . . 

Anytime we take a trip to meemaw's house, we always bring all of the necessities to make Chili feel right at home. We pack his favorite squeeky toys, a chew bone, his collar, leash, his zip pouch that houses his poo pick-up bags and his treats for going poo, his favorite blanky so he can snuggle up on the furniture and then of course his bowls and his Purina One® Smartblend® Chicken and Rice Formula Adult Premium Dog Food (his fave).


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As his momma, it was important to find a food that had real chicken in it blended with other proteins to keep his heart healthy & muscles strong, Omega-6 for healthy skin, highly digestible and I needed it to be something he actually LIKED to eat! I love knowing that the dog food I feed him is one that he looks forward to eating every day. And although he is not even four years old yet, this food has been a staple every day of his life.

I am so grateful that Chili likes a dog food that I can pick up on my weekly Target run as it makes it so much easier to pick up a bag for him when I am there shopping. I mean I practically live at that store as it is, doesn't everyone? I look forward to heading to Target every week to peruse the aisles, with my red cup in hand looking for the deals! I am constantly using the Target Cartwheel app to find additional savings as well on my fave things and guess what? This week you can actually save an additional 20% off all ONE dry dog food from Purina,  3/19- 3/25 - YAY! I love when that happens! No matter what dog food is your pup's fave, Target has an amazing variety of Purina dry dog food products available. 





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Now that we know what goes IN the doggie tote bag, let's check out how easy it is to make your own!
 
STEPS for creating a personalized tote bag for your pup:

1. First, grab a few supplies for your project. 

I am using a blank tote bag (available at most craft stores), a white pencil, DecoArt paint in black and white and a couple paint brushes.

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2. Before you start, grab a notebook and pencil to sketch out a few designs to figure out HOW you want your design to look.

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3. Next grab a white colored pencil and draw out your design on your blank tote bag. I love this trick as you CAN erase it if you make a mistake but yet it's light enough to not really see either, once painted over.

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4. Take your black paint and begin going over your white pencil line to create the name that you sketched out. It does take a few times to get the edges nice and crisp but it will get there eventually . . . just be patient. ;)
Also I love using the DecoArt paint, because it drys super fast! BONUS!

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5. After I was finished with his name, I decided to add a lil something to the top edge of the tote bag. Little black dash lines to resemble top stitching - I love the look it gave the tote!


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6. The next thing I decided to do, is add a little white dashed shadow to some of the parts of the letters to coordinate with the black dashes I just made.

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Look at that! Your beloved pup now has their own personalized tote bag. The only thing that is next to do, is to decide what to put in it!

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So is this not a fun and easy way to create a fun and functional tote for our beloved fur babies? Do you like the way it turned out? I love it and can't wait to put it to use -hopefully you will give it a try as well! Remember you can pick up the supplies for this craft as well as your bag of Purina One dog food, the next time you are doing a Target run! Maybe I'll see ya there, chances are GOOD! ;)




What special item have you created lately, to spoil your dog? I would love to hear about what you have made for that special pet in your life. Please let me know below . . .

 
     


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40 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I am SO in love with that bag! I think it came out awesome. It's so simple and classy looking!

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    1. ahhh thanks so much girl! It was so much fun to make. ;)

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  2. What a lucky dog you have there to have a bag with his own name on it. My dogs don't travel much outside the house but maybe once a year so they really don't have a bad they can call their own

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    1. he IS a lucky lil guy - I love tote bags can be used for anything - walks too!

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  3. What an adorable face on your puppy! Chili is one lucky dog to have you as mom - because the personalized doggy bag is made with lots of love!

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  4. I really love this idea. I try to take my dog with me everywhere possible, and sometimes it's not possible, but either way it's a great idea to have a little doggy bag!

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    1. Yes having a bag just comes in handy - sounds like your lil dog is spoiled like mine going everywhere with you ;)

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  5. This bag is absolutely adorable! Definitely going to have to make one for my dogs! Thanks so much for the inspiration! [client]

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    1. thank you so much - hope you get the chance to make one for your pup too! =)

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  6. How cute is your little pup. You can tell he is full of personality! I am so going to make one of these but maybe I will start with my human children first.

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  7. OMG chili is so cute! I spoil Pixel every day, too much really. It was his barkday earlier in March so I made him a special dinner and baked him a cake. #furmomlife

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    1. ahhh thanks so much! Pixel is such a cute name for a dog & sounds like he has a spoiled life too! YAY ;)

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  8. Omg such a cutie and I love the personalized doggy bag. Your stenciling calligraphy is on point x

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  9. Love love love it. Your dog is adorable and I completely get it. My dog is as important as anyone else in my immediate family. Bag is so cute too!

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  10. Wow! The bag is lovely. I donot have pets but love to have a dog someday. Your pet is super adorable.

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  11. That tote is so perfect and Chili is a doll! Dogs are such an important part of the family. My dog Barkley is my child and our house wouldn't be the same without him so I completely understand your love of Chili!

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  12. I love this idea, you did such an awesome job

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  13. Absolutely love this idea - it looks perfect! I'm going to give this a go and make one for our cats, there's always so many things lying around for them haha! Your pooch is adorable!! xx

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  14. aww Chili is so cute and definitely one of the most fashionable pooches I've seen! The best personalization idea!

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  15. What a precious dog you have there! And of course something so cute needs a stylish bag! Great idea

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  16. That doggie bag is really cute! I love the hand lettering you did. Makes it easy to take your pet's toys to the park, I'm sure.

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  17. I am no stranger to spoiling dogs we have two shih tzus and I don't give them table food but everything else. I love Target and I will consider Purina when I need to change food.

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  18. What a cute idea! I know my daughter would love to make something like this for our dog, she is her baby!

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  19. Wow such a cute idea! I would love to make one of these for my girl when we go out too!

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  20. That is such a cute bag! WE use the Purina dog food as well, and my Lilly loves it. I like that there is the Cartwheel deal right now too!

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  21. This is a really entertaining article. Your dog looks SO cute!! There are some good inclusions to the pet bag posted here.

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  22. This is so cute! Your pup is adorable too. And I use Purina for dog food, my lab loves it

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  23. I want a bag like that for myself LOL!!!! This would be great to put my dog's stuff in when he goes to his doggie sitter!

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  24. Your pooch is so adorable! I love the idea of a personalized doggie bag, and it looks pretty easy to make, too!

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  25. Chili is mucho adorable! I also love the DIY carrier bag you made with the really pretty calligraphy!

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  26. Awwww, Chili is a lucky little guy!His bag is super adorable and full of the perfect things for him. Yes, I live at Target and I love my Red Card! :)

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  27. Awww that turned out too precious! I think my own fur babies need personalized bags. It works for cats too right? Haha!

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  28. Our dog needs her own bag too. Love how you made it personalized. We have a cute personalized leash and collar so why not a bag too. We use Purina treats.

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  29. This is so cute! I love the idea of a furbaby having a bag of their own to keep things in.

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  30. That bag is the cutest thing ever. I used to keep my dog's items in a designated tote and adding her name to it would have made it even more perfect.

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  31. Hi Chili! You are so adorable! I also have my furbaby and her name is Pebbles. She is my everything and I love her so much!

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  32. This is really cute! I would love to have one of these for my pup.

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