Welcome to this month’s installment of the Dollar Store Design Squad challenge, a dog bowl mat. Be sue to check out all the other great projects near the bottom of this post.
I bought three items. A dollar store welcome mat and two dog bowls.
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Make yourself a stencil
I made a contact paper stencil on my Silhouette Portrait. I’m not very good at drawing or writing freehand, but if you are, you won’t even need a stencil for this easy dog bowl mat.
Apply stencil to dollar store rug
I always rub the stencil in place with the contact paper backing, but it wasn’t really making a difference on this fuzzy rug.
Fill in letters with paint pen
A sharpie paint marker was used to trace or fill in the stencil.
After removing the stencil the letters were filled in a little more.
Basically the same tracing method was used on the paw print stencil. First tracing, then coloring in with the Sharpie marker.
Another paw print was traced and filled in on the other corner of the dog bowl place mat.
I really love how easy this Bone Appetit dog bowl placemat was. I did the lettering on the backside of the dollar store welcome mat. It was more stencil friendly than the front side was.
Here’s Miss Lulu Mae checking it out to make sure her food tastes okay. This will be a great addition to the basement shop and laundry area so she can have food and water while I’m down there working.
NOTE: I’ve decided to keep the dog bowls and mat in the laundry area so she can enjoy her food and water without the addition of sawdust. 🙂
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I'm so happy to have such a talented bunch of bloggers on this Dollar Store Design Squad! Now, go check out those great projects.
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Great post! I love it! I found it the Practically Functional Round Up Friendly Search engine and included it in my Doggy DIY Roundup. I hope you like it and get lots of traffic! Be sure to check it out. https://www.boreidesign.com/2018/05/dog-crafts-tutorial-diy-treats.html
thanks! I'll hop over to check out your post and pin it!
Oh that's just so cool Gail. Our fur babies would love something like this. Miss Lulu Mae looks suitably impressed her personalized place mat too.
I love your dog bowl place mat. Even though my cat's bowl is in an unfinished basement, I should make him a place mat. Let's see, I'll put a fish on it instead of the bone, and maybe his name. That mat is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Oh I LOVE this idea. Lula Mae is such a cutie. My cat's do the same thing. If I give one cat a treat and move to the next one the first cat will run over there and eat theirs thinking it is better Ha! Another winner for sure.
Funny cats Bonnie! When Charlie visits Lulu I have to hand the treats to them at the exact same time. Lulu is pretty selfish, she doesn't want anything until brother Charlie has it.
This was a fun and very useful project. 🙂
I am so sorry just realized I called her Lula instead of Lulu. Hope she doesn't hold a grudge lol
ohhh, so sweet Bonnie. No problem. I noticed the other day when I am in a rush and calling her, it really sounds more like lulamae . . . all run together.
have a great Monday-hope your week is productive.
Love this! What a clever idea!
Miss Lula Mae looks very happy with her new dog bowl mat! Cute as can be.
For some reason she thinks the food tastes better at this feeding station... go figure! 😉
really cute! she sure seems to love it and her new bowls!
This is such a darling idea. I could make one for our messy cat, Soup Can Sam! Pinned to my favorite board so I can find it again and make one 🙂
Such a smart idea!