DIY Food Bowls for Pets

DIY Food Bowls for Pets
DIY Food Bowls for Pets
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If you're looking for a way to pamper your pet, these DIY Food Bowls for Pets are the ultimate gift to give to your dog or cat. These food and water bowls are easy for your pet to eat out of, and they're absolutely adorable as well. Use a stencil to label your DIY bowl with food or water, and add a cute decorative touch of plaid or any other favorite design to the pet bowl. DIY pet projects like this are really fun to make, and are a great way to please your pet and show them how much you love them.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePet Crafts


Materials List

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Titanium White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Classic Alphabet
  • FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Alphabet - Old School, 5/8"
  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - White Adirondack, 8 oz.
  • Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz.
  • Plaid-patterned scrapbook paper
  • Square glass bowls
  • Faceted votive holders
  • Stencil brush
  • Round foam applicator
  • Flat brush
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Wax paper
  • Squeegee
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Adhesive glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Water basin
  • Foam plates
  • Paper towels


  1. Wash glassware in mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.

  2. Tape off bottom part of bowls and apply several coats of Licorice with foam applicator. Allow paint to dry between coats. Score along tape line with craft knife before removing.

  3. Paint glass votives with White Adirondack. Let dry before applying second coat. Let dry and lightly sand for a distressed look.

  4. Stencil words to plaid paper with adhesive stencil in Titanium White. Cut out paper around words in an oval.

  5. Apply Mod Podge to backs of paper. Place on square bowl half over painted bottom. Lay wax paper over paper and squeegee to smooth. Repeat with second oval. Let dry at least twenty minutes.

  6. Stencil icon below words as shown.

  7. Tape off at least one inch from lip of bowls. Apply several coats of Mod Podge making sure to completely encapsulate paper. Score along tape line before removing.

  8. Glue votives to bottoms of bowls.

  9. Refer to bottle for curing times.

  10. Wipe with damp cloth to clean.

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