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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Wedding Mason Jars The Country Chic Cottage
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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.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.