Ballard Designs Knockoff | Pet Food Tin

Hey y'all! Have any of you noticed how hard it is to find cat things in stores? I guess if you don’t have a cat you’re not too concerned but since we rescued Ms. Kay from being a street walker, I’ve found it extremely difficult to find cute kitty stuff. Molly has a pretty sweet dog food tin from Home Goods and I think it’s only fair Ms. Kay has one too. The only cat food tin I’ve seen is from Ballard Designs but I don’t really feel like selling my right kidney to afford one so I figured I’d make my own version.
On a recent trip to Ikea I saw these cute tin trash cans and thought it would be perfect to store Ms. Kay’s food. It was a little plain so I made this design and cut the vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo.
Cat font: Adobe Caslon Pro | Food font: Bickham Script Pro Regular
All Done!
And here are some bloopers since photographing cats is not the easiest thing to do.
My version: Ikea tin: $14.99 + Vinyl: $5.99 (with plenty leftover) = $20.98 Over half the price of Ballard's!
And to see more cuteness you can check out their personalized pet food area I shared last week!

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V
    on Jan 28, 2015

    This is adorable! Ms. Kay is such a cutie. I'll have to try this for my two rescue kitties, Mr. Binx and Mr. Cosmo! :)

  • Bonnie
    on Feb 20, 2015

    Beautiful!!! Love Ms. Kay ... so sleek and shiny!!!

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