Easy DIY Treat Jars with #NaturalBalance Dog Treats

Posted on Nov 3 2015 - 8:57am by Susan Bewley

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Looking for an adorable gift for canines on your Christmas list? Make dogs smile this holiday season with our super easy DIY Treat Jars here! #NaturalBalance

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? In our house, we are excited to decorate our home for the first time since we moved in to our house. While we have been in our home for years, it is rare that we have spent much time at home with my husband’s job. This year, we are determined to decorate the house and make Christmas even more magical. Not only do we want to make the house look amazing, but makes Ivi puppy’s very first Christmas amazing. She loves getting to see bright lights and seeing people light up – like Reya, she liked Halloween quite a bit. We know that Christmas will be no better, especially when she finds a variety healthy of dog treats wrapped under the Christmas tree.

While decorating the house in and out is obviously important, it is also very important to us that we get our Christmas gifts dealt with early. I’m not one of those people who really enjoys shopping on Black Friday. Rather than buying gifts for all of their doggie friends this Christmas, we thought it would be adorable for the girls to give out their own treat jars filled with some of their favorite healthy treats. Of course, we only use natural dog treats in our home and make sure that their friends only get the best pet treats as well.

Looking for an adorable gift for canines on your Christmas list? Make dogs smile this holiday season with our super easy DIY Treat Jars here! #NaturalBalance

Knowing that many of the pet parents in our neighborhood are just as concerned about nutritious as me, we decided to start off our DIY dog treats jars with some of the best natural dog treats out there – ones from Natural Balance®.  We love Natural Balance dog treats because they are designed for dogs with unique personalities, just like ours, and have a full line of nutritious healthy treats that aren’t just nutritious, but our girls tell us they taste great too! Best of all, their treats are made from only premium quality proteins, and never contain artificial flavors or colors. In other words, every bite is as nutritious as possible!

Some of the Natural Balance dog treats we used in our project include:

  • Natural Balance Dental Chews Fresh & Clean Formula
  • Natural Balance L.I.T. (Limited Ingredient Treats) – great for dogs with sensitive tummies!
  • Mini Rewards – low calorie, natural treats with high quality protein

As you can see, Natural Balance has healthy dog treats for dogs of all ages and sizes. Personally, I only want to give out treats that I would feed to my own girls. If my girls get the best pet treats out there, so do their doggy friends! To see how we made these adorable treats jars, make sure to check out the directions below!

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Easy DIY Treat Jars with #NaturalBalance Dog Treats
Looking for an adorable gift for canines on your Christmas list? Make dogs smile this holiday season with our super easy DIY Treat Jars here!
  • Pint Sized Glass Mason Jars
  • Chalk Pen
  • Chalk Board Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Multipurpose Glue (make sure will work for glass, we used Aleene's Ultimate Multi-surface Adhesive)
  1. Carefully read the directions for your glue. Most require you to let your project sit for 24 hours to completely set. For our glue, we had to:
  2. a) Place glue on glass and label.
  3. b) Let sit for two minutes.
  4. c) Place chalk board sticker on glass.
  5. d) Hold in place for 5 minutes.
  6. Cut ribbon to the desire size for lid.
  7. Place glue dots on the lid and ribbon (about ½ - 1 inch apart for each dot to stick properly). Wait two minutes.
  8. Carefully place the ribbon on the lid. Gently press and let sit for five minutes once you have it in place. It may take some trial and error to make sure the cut in the ribbon isn't facing the front of the jar.
  9. Glue down excess ribbon to the jar. Gently press down and place the jar upside down to dry.
  10. Once all glue is completely dry (can take 12 - 24 hours, depending on glue), take the lid off and fill with Natural Balance dog treats (we chose their LID treats since these are being gifted to a dog with allergies).
  11. Place name on jar with chalk pin. If you mess up, gently wipe off with a slight damp cloth.


Want to purchase some of these awesome treats for your own dog? You can buy Natural Balance dog treats at pet retailer near you. Don’t forget that their treats are also backed by  their Buy with Confidence Guarantee, making it risk-free  for you and your pets. Find where these treats are sold near you using the Natural Balance store locator!

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88 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Renae C. November 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I love this idea! We make cookies for all of our neighbors each Christmas, but I think this might be a great idea for our neighbors who have four-legged friends. It’d probably be easier too! 😉

  2. Sara Zielinski November 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    These look like great dog treats.

  3. Cathy November 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    That looks like a cute easy craft anyone can do!

  4. Shannon November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    These are just too cute. Thank you for sharing this neat craft for dog parents and these sound like great dog treats as well.

  5. laurie damrose November 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I can make these for my dog!

  6. Molli vandehey November 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    wow what an awesome gift idea for dog lovers!

  7. Cathy Armato November 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Fun post, your treat jar came out so nice! I love the little name tags on them. We love healthy Natural Balance treats too! Your dog is so beautiful, is she a Husky? I have a Husky too!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Susan Bewley November 4, 2015 at 12:51 am - Reply

      She is actually an Alaskan Malamute. So glad you enjoyed the project!

  8. June S. November 3, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    These sound like some really good foods and treats to buy for your pets. I am sure the furry friends would love them.

  9. Jennifer Rote November 4, 2015 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I bet my dog would love these treats. Love easy craft projects! Your dog is beautiful by the way.

  10. alicia szemon November 4, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    How cute(: That dog is just beautiful!

  11. Anna November 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I’m so preparing a ‘Chuck’ jar this year.

  12. Anna November 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    And I may make a similar one with ‘Kurt’ for my guinea pig. 🙂

  13. Patti Brown November 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    What a clever, thoughtful gift for anyone with a dog. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Min K November 5, 2015 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    don’t think my pets would appreciate this

  15. Courtney S. November 6, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I don’t have a dog right now but I’ll definitely be saving this recipe for when I do!

  16. Kristin K November 6, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    These are an excellent idea! I am going to adopt this idea to include the cat treats! I love crafts! Just have to find the ribbon with the paw prints on it!!!

  17. Sue Mullaney November 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea! I know some people who have dogs so I’ll let them know about this, thanks for posting!

  18. salexis November 6, 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I think my puppy might be getting one of these under the tree this Christmas!!!!!

  19. Melissa W. November 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Neat idea! Thanks for sharing! I bet my dogs would love these treats. (You have a beautiful dogs!)

  20. RANDY FULGHAM November 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    i think i can do this–wish me luck

  21. Molli vandehey November 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    i got this for a dog i was dogsitting for and he just loved it!!!!

  22. Sarah Phillips November 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    This is such an adorable idea and I’m sure your fur baby appreciated it! My husband and I have 2 cats, so we’d have to make a kitty treat jar. But now that I know how easy it is, I’ll have to make one now! Thanks for sharing with us <3

  23. Charles-Linda Bradshaw November 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    My sister would like this for her dog. I am a cat person. I have 4 of them.

  24. Crystal Cox November 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    What a super cute gift idea ! I’m glad that they also have treats for the kitty lovers too.

  25. lisa November 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I just don’t get it. Not being an animal lover, I usually try to comment on posts that aren’t animal related, I really can’t comment on something I don’t understand or know about.

  26. janet aycock November 6, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    this is awesome

  27. william gossage November 6, 2015 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    T do not have a dog have cats but will try these with them

  28. Sally Wilsey November 7, 2015 at 12:18 am - Reply

    What a great idea. I am always looking for DIY gifts for my dog and cat and this fills the bill. It is so cute.

  29. Irma November 7, 2015 at 5:17 am - Reply

    These treats looks good!

  30. Judy Bradley November 7, 2015 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Looks like a great idea for dog owners! It is always good to know what is in the treats or food our pet consumes.

  31. Sue Sattler November 7, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    This is a great idea. So many of my friends and family have dogs and I always get them presents, I think they would love these. 😀

  32. Sherry Compton November 7, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Cute jars. Really dresses up dog treats. Missy would love the treats.

  33. candy kratzer wenzel November 7, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Would make a cute present for my grand dog.

  34. Kay November 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I love “gifting” pet gifts to my friends with pets. This is a super cute idea! Thanks for posting.

  35. Petra November 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I like this treat jar!! I have a similar that I made a year ago, but I used a smaller plastic jar. Still pretty good. 🙂

  36. Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Very cute treat jar and I love your dog!!

  37. Ellie C. November 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Your dog is beautiful, and that’s such a great idea!

  38. Kim Campbell November 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    So cute! We like Natural Balance products.

  39. patty soriano November 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know that Dick Van Patten did this ! Will have to look for them next trip to Pet stores

  40. Heather Davidson November 8, 2015 at 1:29 am - Reply

    I think i’m gonna do this for christmas!

  41. Clay Cassin November 8, 2015 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Nice- If I had a dog, I would definitely try this!

  42. Sonya Cocherell November 8, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    This is just about the neatest thing you could give the dog lover for Christmas! I wouldn’t have thought of this. Thank you.

  43. Kay Moser November 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    This is a cute idea. I know some doggies who’d love to receive these gifts from me.

  44. Jerry Marquardt November 8, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    These look so cute, even the pups are going to like it. Thanks so much for the review.

  45. Stephanie A November 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Very cute idea, and beautiful dog, maybe I will do this for my mom’s dogs!

  46. vickie couturier November 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    my dog would love any of them

  47. Clay Cassin November 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I left a silly comment before… actually not silly- I do NOT have a dog. But My daughters do, and this is a great idea for them!

  48. Dorothy Boucher November 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Your dogs are so beautiful and I love that you are adding them into your reviews, and that face on that one 🙂 too cute,, like hurry up and take the pick so I can get a treat lol.. Anyway, these do look delicious and health for any dog 🙂
    happy to connect

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  50. Leanne November 8, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    My friend would love this for her dogs!

  51. Deborah W. November 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    This is a cute idea! thanks!

  52. heather w November 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    I think too often people forget that what your dog (or any pet) eats is just as important as what we eat. We wouldn’t feed our kids mcdonalds all the time, and we shouldn’t feed our pets food equivalent in nutrition, or additives. nice post!

  53. Deborah D November 9, 2015 at 3:07 am - Reply

    I will have to make these for my dogs.

  54. Judy Thomas November 10, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    What a lovely idea.They would make a lovely gift for the canines in our lives at Christmas.

  55. Cathy Thompson November 10, 2015 at 6:49 am - Reply

    What a great idea and a fun thing to do with the kids!

  56. Rusty H November 10, 2015 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Great idea. Instead of making people treats this year, I can definitely make doggy treats.

  57. EmilyZenKen November 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Cute treat jar!

  58. Elizabeth November 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    This is such a cool idea…I love it! I’ll definitely have to make one for my brother’s West Highland Terrier 🙂

  59. JeanneP of bichonpawz November 12, 2015 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Excellent post! I love giving little treat jars to friends for the holidays! Cats or dogs enjoy them!

  60. bunny butt November 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    this is an adorable idea.

  61. MeltheCrafter November 13, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Awesome idea, and beautiful dog! Thanks for sharing

  62. Lindsey November 13, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I love the treat jar! 😀

  63. Brittany gaskill November 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    How adorable! Great idea for any family with fur babies!

  64. Tina Truex November 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Great idea for storing dog treats. Thanks for suggestion and how to.

  65. lisa November 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    If it makes you happy to know what you’re feeding an animal, go for it. I don’t keep any so I can’t understand.

  66. angela smith November 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    these dog treats look great and the dog treat jar would be good to make for your own dog or for gifts for other dog owners you know.and they look easy to make

  67. debbie November 16, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Fantastic idea I love knowing my pet is eating as natural as possible when you see some of the treats have so much chemical stuff and salt in them

  68. Linda Manns Linneman November 16, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute idea. I have never tried this product before but I will soon for my dog Flossy. Thank you so much for sharing

  69. Piroska November 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    This is so cute! I have a couple of dog-lovers that would love to get this for Christmas! Thanks for the idea!

  70. Betsy Rubendall Barnes November 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Such a great gift idea for all the fur babies on my Christmas list! 🙂

  71. Cindy B November 18, 2015 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Very cute! It would make a great little gift for pet owners.

  72. Jerry Marquardt November 18, 2015 at 5:47 am - Reply

    This makes it so much more fun. Thanks for brightening up my day.

  73. Lynn Desroche November 18, 2015 at 10:41 am - Reply

    How cute!! I wish I had a dog to make this for!!

  74. Lisa Konieczke November 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    That’s a wonderful idea! Some people are more tickled that you did something for their pets than for them.

  75. Sandra Watts November 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    What a cute little treat jar. Great idea.

  76. Sophia,M.,McConnery November 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Is there any recipes for cat treats?

  77. Richard Hicks November 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Easy to do and dog owners and their pets will love the gift

  78. Julie Durfee November 21, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    What a sweet DIY idea! So cute.

  79. Amber Ludwig November 23, 2015 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Omgosh this is so super cute!! How perfect for that special pet in your life!! Or for family visiting from out of town and bringing their doggy friends along!!

  80. Dorothy Boucher November 25, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    This is one of the best ideas I have seen for a dog in awhile, I love how you designed the top of the jar and filled it with so many goodies , I think our furry friends deserve to have a great Christmas also 🙂 I am planning on making a few of these ..

  81. Saundra McKenzie November 27, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

    This is a great idea. Going to make one for my little Dexter.

  82. Sally Wilsey December 23, 2015 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I really love how you did this jar. I have cats, dogs and birds. It would be great to have different jars for each of them and thier treats as the bags do not keep them fresh,.

  83. Sarah L January 2, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    It’s fun to remember other people’s pets at holiday time.

  84. natalie nichols January 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    This is the cutest idea. My mom would love a treat jar for her dogs.

  85. debbie January 18, 2016 at 12:21 am - Reply

    What a fantastic idea. Im always looking for new ideas and treats for my sisters dog

  86. Rosie August 7, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

    This is a cute and easy way to make a gift for your friends’ pets! Nice idea!

  87. Kimberly Flickinger September 30, 2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    These treat jars are so cute and creative. A great idea for Christmas presents for my dog loving friends.

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