July 25, 2016

DIY Doggie Toy Box

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I love animals and love that my both my boys love animals too. Especially my youngest son. He is completely obsessed with puppies. Well, all dogs in general, but mostly puppies. When I say obsessed, I mean OBSESSED. Everything he does revolves around his love and passion for pups. I cannot begin to share how deep his love for them is and I absolutely love his dedication and love for animals. 

He takes such good care of our own dogs, which include 3 rescue pups. Rusty, a 14 year old chow/red heeler mix we rescued from the animal shelter is our oldest and has been in our family for about 12 years now. Baylee, our youngest at 1 year old, is a beagle/australian shepherd mix we rescued at the age of 2 months old because her owners abandoned her. Our newest addition, Ruby, is a 2 year old basset hound that came to us only less then 2 weeks ago. Her family was moving and couldn't take her with them, so we took her in and now she is a part of our family. 

But, like most puppies, Baylee and Ruby love to play and have lots of toys. They seem to take over the living room and multiply by the end of the day. They are so messy and all over the place and I was in need of some sort of organization for them. I knew I needed something durable since they would probably consider the container a new toy as well. I found this pre-made wooden crate at the craft supply store and knew it would be perfect. I grabbed a few more items and got to work creating this DIY Doggie Toy Box.

Materials Needed:
  • Pre-made wood crate
  • Wood stain or paint
  • Cloths to stain
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sticky felt circles (kind you put on furniture to protect the floors)
  • Stickers or decals to spell out Doggie Toys or your choice of lettering

How to Make:

1. Place newspapers or other protective material down to protect your surface and crate.

2. While wearing rubber gloves stain the wood crate on all sides, between the slates, bottom, and inside.

3. Let dry for a few hours.

4. After first coat has set, apply stickers or decals to the side with your choice of letters. I used Doggie Toys, Blake's choice.

5. Apply another coat, or two, to entire crate and let dry for a few more hours.
6. Peel decal lettering off to reveal perfect vintage lettering.

7. Once completely dry, attach the sticky felt circles to the bottom to protect your floors.

8. Fill with toys!!!

The toy box is perfect to hold all our dog toys and is a great size for them to be able to pick out what they want to play with. The vintage look fits perfect in our living room and doesn't stand out. It matches and makes a great addition to our decor. Now, there is not a giant pile of dog toys strewn about.

As a mom, I do my best to make sure my family is eating as healthy as possible and doing the same for my dogs is no exception. So when they hit the dog bowl after playtime, I can feel good knowing that Purina® Dog Chow® Natural is 100% complete and balanced without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and features natural ingredients my dogs love. 

Before you head to Kroger to pick up Purina® Dog Chow® Natural for your dogs, check the Sunday paper for great coupons and deals. Who doesn't love a good deal!! I know I do! Be sure to look for $3 off Dog Chow coupon in the Purina July 31st insert in their local Sunday newspaper. Plus, there will be several other Purina coupons available on the Kroger coupon page. 

Want to learn more about the Purina Dog Chow line of dry dog foods? Check them out HERE.

In our home our pets are the stars and they deserve the very best. With Purina® Dog Chow® Natural and Kroger, it's easy to give them the star treatment while saving time and money and as a mom, those are both very important. 


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