I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and they had glass jars 50% off and I couldn’t resist buying one. I found one that would make a good-sized dog treat jar (around 8-9″ tall) and on sale it was less than $2.50 with tax! Sweet!


I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it exactly….When I first started the project I envisioned decoupaging strips of burlap all over it but when I got started I just decided to wrap the who thing in burlap.


So I took a remnant of burlap from my burlap signs and I folded the edge.




Then I taped and rolled it to see how long of a piece I needed.




And then I decided how high I wanted it.



I folded the bottom edge of the burlap under but the top edge was the original selvage edge of the burlap and I liked the way it looked so I didn’t turn it under. I also stenciled {treats} with brown paint and added some ribbon.



Next I attached everything to the jar with E6000 craft glue. I would have hot glued it but I couldn’t find my hot glue gun! :(



I made sure the ribbons matched up in the back.



The I decided that the burlap was a little soft so I decided to spray paint it with clear spray paint. I love the Rustoleum from Home Depot. I decided to do all of this at like midnight which is why it looks dark outside!



The original lid was stainless steel and though it wasn’t bad-looking, since everything was brown I decided to use some brown hammered metal spray paint I had on hand. I was a little heavy-handed with the spray paint because it was dark outside so I ended up having to sand a few areas and do another coat. Next time I will try to be more careful!




So after spray painting this is what it looked like. You might not be able to tell but the burlap is a little darker and thicker. It was a little boring so I took out the brown puffy paint.



And ended up with this:



I realized you could hardly see the {treats} now! Bummer! The puffy paint only came in that shade of brown. So I whipped out the black paint and a small paint brush and went over the puffy paint with the black paint. I put a small bit of clear spray paint over it to seal it. It looked much better!



Here’s a close up of the top. I love the hammered metal and the rough top edge of the burlap!



Here’s the back side.



And ta-da, the front!




I am super happy how this came out. I love it! I can’t wait to put the dog’s treats in it. And it cost me less than $3 because I already had all the other materials. This is another confirmation that burlap rocks!


Until later, happy crafting!

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9 Responses to “BURLAP DOG TREAT JAR”

  1. jami says:

    Love the burlap treat jar!!! My pups would be happy to have one!! Thanks for sharing your great project at the Tuesday To Do Party!


  2. I think it turned out adorable! Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best =)

  3. kelley says:

    how cute! I made something from burlap this week too… its my new favorite thing. ( yeah, I m a little late toe the buralp party, lol)

  4. Alida says:

    I love burlap and this is a great idea!

    I’d love if you would consider sharing this at my Thingamajig Thursday party…http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/


  5. Kate says:

    This is so awesome! Love it! Thanks for sharing via the Reasons to Skip the Housework link-up :)

  6. Jen says:

    Cool! Thanks for linking up to my party! ~Jen @ http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

  7. Definitely have this on my todo list. Thanks for posting on Sunday’s Best, animal lovers with love it. Thanks for following, and passing on some blog love, I’m now your newest follower.

  8. Adorable, love it so much will be making one for myself pawfect friends. I never would of thought of spraying clear over it, but thinking about how many time the jar will be “touched” I imagine this will help keep it clean and fresh. Thanks for sharing, and I’d love it if you shared at Sunday’s Best still going on now. Animals lovers would love to see this!

  9. Meg says:

    This is so cute! I stopped on by from The Gunny Sack. Great job!

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