DIY Dog Treat Jar (a Container Store Knockoff)

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As of recently a new puppy was introduced into my household! Therefore, I am obviously obsessed with all things dog-related. I made this simple custom treat jar using a paint pen and plain mason jar. So easy and so affordable! It also helps me to get rid of that large bulky box and display my cute storage idea!
Put your doggie's favorite munchies in the jar for stylish and compact storage!
For this project you'll need a plain mason jar (I picked mine up at Michael's Crafts) and paint pen.
All there is to do is draw your paw prints and let dry! Taa-daa!
Say hello to my new pup Titan! :)
Sam @ DIY Huntress
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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 24, 2017
    The paw print and your puppy are equally adorable. If you remember, how much was the original container at the pet store? If these treats are for this puppy only, you might write the name on the paw print with a chalk pen or white permanent marker. Best wishes 😇

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  • Karen Mitchell Karen Mitchell on Jun 09, 2017
    Instead of feeding your "BEST FRIEND" toxic rubbish, feed something thats not going to make him curl over from toxicity.
    Milk bones are just another one of many toxic treats manufactured by companies that have one thing on their mind and its not your dogs health, trust me!.

    Instead, if you have a dehydrated, make some jerky from meats and organs, such as liver or kidney (feed only 10% or organ, but they can have more of the meat jerky). If you don't have a dehydrator, use your oven. I used mine for many years before finding a dehydrator.

    This chicken jerky recipe is one your pup will LOVE

    Cute pup, he deserves better than them.

    Jerky is so easy to make yourself. You can use organs (beef liver is great for vitamin D), or any meat.
    Cut thinly, place on baking paper on tray. Place in middle of oven at lowest temp. Check after 15-20 minutes, then as they progress, check 10 minutes, then every 5 minutes. Your looking at a rubbery to dry consistency. When done, put out on oven rack to cool.
    Everyones oven is different, so after the first batch, you should have a more specific time it’s ready.
    Once they come out of the oven, your dog/s will be at your feet ready for quality control.
    Keep in glass sealed jar in fridge. Use within 2-3 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months
    Bring the heat
    The temperature of your oven is key for proper dehydration. Too hot and your foods will scorch or burn. You'll want the oven's temperature to be under 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93.3 Celsius) for the best results. Unfortunately, most ovens won't give you many temperature options under 200 degrees. Don't worry. Simply set your oven to "warm" and you'll be all set. If you do have temperature options, 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) is usually optimal for a wide range of foods.
    In the beginning of the drying process, you can speed things along by cranking the heat up to 150 degrees to 160 degrees F (65 degrees to 70 degrees C) until the surface moisture has evaporated. As soon as the surface of the foods seem dry, lower the heat to 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).
    There are a few things to remember while you dry foods in the oven:
    • Many ovens have hot spots that can cause some areas to dry faster than the others. Throughout the drying process, be sure to rotate the pans so they all dehydrate uniformly. This is particularly important when using an toaster oven because there usually isn't a fan to distribute heat evenly.
    • Flip the foods over several times throughout the drying process so that all sides get dried evenly.
    • Space the pans 1.5 inches (2.54 cm) apart so that air can circulate around the foods as they dry.
    Oven drying times vary, depending on the food. Plan on it taking 6 to 10 hours. Drier foods take less time, while juicier foods take longer. If the food is sticky or moist, it isn't done drying.

  • Rose Rose on Jul 20, 2017
    I need to do this. Would make great gifts for Pet Owners.