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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.
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!Print
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
- Multipurpose Glue (make sure will work for glass, we used Aleene’s Ultimate Multi-surface Adhesive)
- 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:
- a) Place glue on glass and label.
- b) Let sit for two minutes.
- c) Place chalk board sticker on glass.
- d) Hold in place for 5 minutes.
- Cut ribbon to the desire size for lid.
- Place glue dots on the lid and ribbon (about 1/2 – 1 inch apart for each dot to stick properly). Wait two minutes.
- 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.
- Glue down excess ribbon to the jar. Gently press down and place the jar upside down to dry.
- 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).
- Place name on jar with chalk pin. If you mess up, gently wipe off with a slight damp cloth.
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Renae C. says
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! 😉
Sara Zielinski says
These look like great dog treats.
That looks like a cute easy craft anyone can do!
These are just too cute. Thank you for sharing this neat craft for dog parents and these sound like great dog treats as well.
laurie damrose says
I can make these for my dog!
Molli vandehey says
wow what an awesome gift idea for dog lovers!
Cathy Armato says
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 says
She is actually an Alaskan Malamute. So glad you enjoyed the project!
June S. says
These sound like some really good foods and treats to buy for your pets. I am sure the furry friends would love them.
Jennifer Rote says
I bet my dog would love these treats. Love easy craft projects! Your dog is beautiful by the way.
alicia szemon says
How cute(: That dog is just beautiful!
I’m so preparing a ‘Chuck’ jar this year.
And I may make a similar one with ‘Kurt’ for my guinea pig. 🙂
Patti Brown says
What a clever, thoughtful gift for anyone with a dog. Thank you for sharing.
Min K says
don’t think my pets would appreciate this
Courtney S. says
I don’t have a dog right now but I’ll definitely be saving this recipe for when I do!
Kristin K says
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!!!
Sue Mullaney says
This is a great idea! I know some people who have dogs so I’ll let them know about this, thanks for posting!
I think my puppy might be getting one of these under the tree this Christmas!!!!!
Melissa W. says
Neat idea! Thanks for sharing! I bet my dogs would love these treats. (You have a beautiful dogs!)
RANDY FULGHAM says
i think i can do this–wish me luck
Molli vandehey says
i got this for a dog i was dogsitting for and he just loved it!!!!
Sarah Phillips says
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
Charles-Linda Bradshaw says
My sister would like this for her dog. I am a cat person. I have 4 of them.
Crystal Cox says
What a super cute gift idea ! I’m glad that they also have treats for the kitty lovers too.
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.
janet aycock says
this is awesome
william gossage says
T do not have a dog have cats but will try these with them
Sally Wilsey says
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.
These treats looks good!
Judy Bradley says
Looks like a great idea for dog owners! It is always good to know what is in the treats or food our pet consumes.
Sue Sattler says
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. 😀
Sherry Compton says
Cute jars. Really dresses up dog treats. Missy would love the treats.
candy kratzer wenzel says
Would make a cute present for my grand dog.
I love “gifting” pet gifts to my friends with pets. This is a super cute idea! Thanks for posting.
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. 🙂
Very cute treat jar and I love your dog!!
Ellie C. says
Your dog is beautiful, and that’s such a great idea!
Kim Campbell says
So cute! We like Natural Balance products.
patty soriano says
I didn’t know that Dick Van Patten did this ! Will have to look for them next trip to Pet stores
Heather Davidson says
I think i’m gonna do this for christmas!
Clay Cassin says
Nice- If I had a dog, I would definitely try this!
Sonya Cocherell says
This is just about the neatest thing you could give the dog lover for Christmas! I wouldn’t have thought of this. Thank you.
Kay Moser says
This is a cute idea. I know some doggies who’d love to receive these gifts from me.
Jerry Marquardt says
These look so cute, even the pups are going to like it. Thanks so much for the review.
Stephanie A says
Very cute idea, and beautiful dog, maybe I will do this for my mom’s dogs!
vickie couturier says
my dog would love any of them
Clay Cassin says
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!
Dorothy Boucher says
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 🙂
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Angela Overeem says
WIN WIN WIN
My friend would love this for her dogs!
Deborah W. says
This is a cute idea! thanks!
heather w says
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!
Deborah D says
I will have to make these for my dogs.
Judy Thomas says
What a lovely idea.They would make a lovely gift for the canines in our lives at Christmas.
Cathy Thompson says
What a great idea and a fun thing to do with the kids!
Rusty H says
Great idea. Instead of making people treats this year, I can definitely make doggy treats.
Cute treat jar!
This is such a cool idea…I love it! I’ll definitely have to make one for my brother’s West Highland Terrier 🙂
JeanneP of bichonpawz says
Excellent post! I love giving little treat jars to friends for the holidays! Cats or dogs enjoy them!
bunny butt says
this is an adorable idea.
Awesome idea, and beautiful dog! Thanks for sharing
I love the treat jar! 😀
Brittany gaskill says
How adorable! Great idea for any family with fur babies!
Tina Truex says
Great idea for storing dog treats. Thanks for suggestion and how to.
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.
angela smith says
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
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
Linda Manns Linneman says
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
This is so cute! I have a couple of dog-lovers that would love to get this for Christmas! Thanks for the idea!
Betsy Rubendall Barnes says
Such a great gift idea for all the fur babies on my Christmas list! 🙂
Cindy B says
Very cute! It would make a great little gift for pet owners.
Jerry Marquardt says
This makes it so much more fun. Thanks for brightening up my day.
Lynn Desroche says
How cute!! I wish I had a dog to make this for!!
Lisa Konieczke says
That’s a wonderful idea! Some people are more tickled that you did something for their pets than for them.
Sandra Watts says
What a cute little treat jar. Great idea.
Is there any recipes for cat treats?
Richard Hicks says
Easy to do and dog owners and their pets will love the gift
Julie Durfee says
What a sweet DIY idea! So cute.
Amber Ludwig says
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!!
Dorothy Boucher says
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 ..
Saundra McKenzie says
This is a great idea. Going to make one for my little Dexter.
Sally Wilsey says
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,.
Sarah L says
It’s fun to remember other people’s pets at holiday time.
natalie nichols says
This is the cutest idea. My mom would love a treat jar for her dogs.
What a fantastic idea. Im always looking for new ideas and treats for my sisters dog
This is a cute and easy way to make a gift for your friends’ pets! Nice idea!
Kimberly Flickinger says
These treat jars are so cute and creative. A great idea for Christmas presents for my dog loving friends.
Lynne B says
What a great idea! I think I’m going to tell my daughter about this so we can do this for all our family’s dogs.