I couldn’t leave our little lady out of the picket fence crafting craze happening at our house! Our greyhound Gigi needed a little piece of the picket action so I hooked her up this week!
Let’s be real. Most dog bowl/toys/beds/paraphernalia is not that attractive. Luckily there are a ton of creative ideas on the internet and I simply took some examples I have seen before and made them into my own.
Gigi’s a tall girl, so her dog bowls need to sit up high. It helps her digest better. The plastic contraption we’ve used for years works fine, but isn’t much on the eyes. Plus it’s big, so it’s not like it fades into the background! I decided to glam our girl up a bit and make her a new eating station out of the glorious old fence pickets a friend gave me.
I bought a thin piece of wood and cut it to fit over the top, with a little hangover. Using Gigi’s existing bowls (in the picture I used a pan because she was using her bowls at the time) I traced them on the wood as a cutting guide.
I used a jigsaw to cut the circles out. Tip: To easily cut a circle into wood start with a large drill bit and on the inside of the circle drill a hole large enough to accept your jigsaw blade. This hole gives you a start point to insert your jigsaw blade. You don’t have to be an expert saw person for this, the hole won’t be seen and you are going to sand down the edges. You just need to make it the right size! Be careful whenever using saws, get help if you aren’t comfortable!
All done! Now our girl has a pretty dining room table for herself and she loves it! She told me so. 😉 Do you have a furry friend you can make one for? Let me know about your pet! I love to hear about fur babies.
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