Personalized Pet Food Bin

A few months ago I found this potato bin at an antiques store for $12.

It was already painted black. Since I got a new puppy for Christmas, I thought this would be a perfect place to store her food and treats.
I used my Cricut to personalize the new dog food bin.
Using a decorative sheet of duct tape cut at 6 inches wide. I  applied it to the cutting mat to insert into the Cricut. I used Storybook/ Fancy Corner Font. Once cut – peel the outer part of the duct tape sheet off around the letter and discard. Apply transfer tape to the initial (M for Mazi) then peel from the backing paper so that the letter is stuck to the transfer tape (decorative print side up) and the back side is all sticky. Place the letter center on the bin top and apply with pressure and a straight edge tool.
 For the front words I chose my Puppy’s name – Mazi and called it “feed company” – established on her birthday. It might be kind of goofy. When my boys see it I know I will hear all the OMG’s…
I don’t care.
This font is Lyrical Letters and printed on sticky vinyl.
I try to get the words straight by marking two spots with a pencil in a level line.
Follow the level line by applying painters tape at each pencil mark.
Rather than use transfer tape on this area I used my tools to apply the sticky letters.
For the “i” in Mazi and in between the month/day/year I made a dog paw by printing exclamation points on the Cricut and using only the little dots. I double checked Mazi’s paw to make sure I had the right amount of circles. 😉
I screwed in a little handle for the lid.
Her food and treats fit perfectly!
I’m so sure she appreciates all the work I did for that…
I hope I remember where I put her food tomorrow when I go to feed her.
No – it sits right next to her bowls where we all can see.
I was at Starbucks once and my coffee mug said-
“dogs are the new kids”
Not at my house – although, Mazi is pretty spoiled.

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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor
January 9, 2013 10:05 pm

Adorable….the dog and the food container!

January 9, 2013 11:10 pm

How cute!! You did a great job transforming that potato bin into something so stylish and functional at the same time. I love it! That cricut sure does the trick. Little Mazi is soooo cute too!

Shabby chic Sandy
January 10, 2013 12:08 am

Love the dog food storage! Mazi is so cute. I think dogs might be the new kids–my daughter keeps giving me granddogs and no human ones 🙂

Dewena Callis
January 10, 2013 12:48 am

That sweet face! I've been wondering how Mazi is doing. Totally loved, I'm sure, in spite of housebreaking duty. Beautiful feed box, beats the old green can we keep our in!

January 10, 2013 12:56 am

Cute, cute, cute. That Mazie is so cute she looks like a prop! xo Diana

January 10, 2013 2:26 am

Oh my goodness. How cute is that? She isn't spoiled at all and she's cute as a button.

January 10, 2013 4:54 am

Holly that is super cute!! I am wanting to get a Cameo to play with.

January 10, 2013 3:14 pm

So does the Little Miss M eat like a thimble full at a time? Bliss

January 10, 2013 3:33 pm

Very cute idea!!If you're still having issues with potty training, I'm a dog trainer and would be happy to send you some tips. You can reach me on my website

January 10, 2013 3:48 pm

What kind of dog is Mazi? She is soooo cute!

January 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Just adorable, Holly, and the pet food bin is really cute, too! I'm a new follower after discovering your blog over at Kim's WOW us party.Carol

Mary Ann
January 10, 2013 4:16 pm

I love this whole idea! Just may steal it!

Mary Ann
January 10, 2013 4:16 pm

I love this whole idea! Just may steal it!

January 10, 2013 5:47 pm

Your feed container is adorable and a great idea for storing all Mazi's treats! What a little button, she is just soooooo cute!! Maybe Hannah and Mazi could have a play date… My kids are grown and have families of their own now, so Hannah pretty much is the only \”kid\” on this block!hehehe!Hugs,Pendra

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence
January 10, 2013 7:40 pm

Oh my, adorable! And I like the dog food bin too ;).

The Bold Abode
January 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Oh, Holly! Ignore those boys (I do all the time)… It's fantastic!!!

Designed Decor
January 10, 2013 9:22 pm

That is one adorable dog! I want one! Great job on the food bin!DeDe@DesignedDecor

January 11, 2013 12:14 am

What a great idea! And I gotta tell you, Mazi might well be the cutest little thing I have ever seen!! (Please don't tell my \”babies\” or my \”granddogs\” that I said so, but she is just so darn precious!\”

January 11, 2013 12:18 am

Seriously???? Is that dog real. I have never seen a cuter puppy…..oh love the food bin :)xoLaura

blesid thrifter
January 11, 2013 2:44 pm

Your attention to every single detail never ceases to amaze me! Your pup Mazi LOVES her new food container… I can just tell! She is posing by it with a sweet furry smile… who wouldn't??? My cricut has been collecting dust. Guess it is time to pull that baby out along with the duct tape! Great idea!!! xoxo jules

Leslie Harris
January 11, 2013 3:39 pm

Holly I'm in love with Mazi and it's too cute how you put her next to her new food bin and took a photo. Alright. Looks like I've added potato bins to my list the next time I go to shopping at my favorite antique store. I want one of these for Stella.Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

reFresh reStyle
January 12, 2013 2:55 am

Mazi is such a doll 🙂 She looks like a great model too. Of course I'm asking myself why I didn't think if this. I have seen several of these and walked on by.Have a great weekend!Debbie

January 12, 2013 4:32 am

Does anyone know Mazi's breed? Adorable!

galih pamungkas
January 16, 2013 3:33 pm

Gifts I loved your blog post.Really looking forward to read more.

January 23, 2013 5:16 pm

How lovely! That doggie is such a cutie! 🙂

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