This charming pet treat jar is suitable for cats
or dogs - so
we gave you vintage images of both! And painting lettering by
hand on glass? Not as hard as you think, with this trick.
is a great craft for an afternoon. Next time you are at the
Goodwill or a yard sale, grab one of those glass canisters that are
ALWAYS there for $1.00. With a few supplies and a steady
you can make this Pet Treat Jar for your beloved cat, dog, or... other.
Paint pen, black, with a fine or medium tip
out the word TREATS and each of the paw prints from your image
pages. Lightly tape them inside the jar, facing out, where
want to paint them. We placed TREATS at the bottom and made a
lazy trail of paw prints around the jar, leaving room for the image on
the black paint pen, carefully paint over the letters on the outside of
the jar. Let them dry. Paint over the paw prints.
dry. Remove the papers from inside the jar. Touch up any
you might have missed with the paint pen (see Tips).
Cut out the vintage image. Spray the
back with adhesive, place it on the jar, and smooth it out (see Tips).
Fill with treats. Constantly.
are several kinds of paint pens, with both oil-based and water-based
paints. You want oil-based paint, opaque
for painting on glass.
If you have not used spray
adhesive before, you are in for an experience. It is horrible
stuff, but boy, it sticks paper to glass like nothing
it outside. Protect your clothes and glasses. Protect
everything. It is not repositionable, so get your image on the
jar where you want it the first time. Should that fail, scrape
off the image with a razor blade and clean off the adhesive with
Made a slip with your paint pen? Don't try to
wipe it off wet. Finish painting everything and let it dry for an
hour. Scrape off the mistake with a razor blade and try again.
why not personalize your jar? Print out your pet's name in a
large, chunky font. Tape it inside the jar, maybe above where
you'll put the image, and paint it like the rest. Pets like
their names on things.