DIY Pet Food Canister & Pedigree Dog Food


Knock-off Ballard Dog Food Tin

Pet Food Canister

One of the best ways to store your pet’s food is not in the floppy bag, but rather in more sturdy plastic containers or large tin.

You know those popcorn tins you get at Christmas that seem like they will last forever……well, when forever is over you can wash them out, paint them and decorate with some vinyl and fill with your dog or cat food!

dog food tin makeover

I found a Christmas tin at a garage sale for 50¢, picked up a can of yellow spray paint, cut some fun vinyl with my Silhouette Craft cutter, hot glued cute ribbon around the lid and in no time I had a cute storage container for Cullen’s favorite Pedigree Dog Food, all for only a few dollars.

ballard dog foodA lot cheaper than the $50 Ballard Designs wants.

I LOVE the way my  designer pet food canister turned out!………and Ballard Designs doesn’t offer yellow! {wink}

pet food canister

Because I know I will get asked……

DOG – font; Cambria, size 300

food – font; Edwardian Script ITC, size 275

Paw Print – I purchased in the Silhouette Library store for 99¢, size 4 inches

Silhouette Craft cutter on Amazon

Improvements Made in Pedigree Dog Food

pedigree dog foodPedigree dog food has recently been improved to meet and exceed the four universal needs of dogs; Skin & Coat, Oral Care, Digestion and Immunity.

  • It keeps their skin and coat healthy.
  • Promotes healthy oral care, by reducing tartar (clean chompers!)
  • Provides Healthy Digestion (super poop!)
  • Enhanced levels of antioxidants—like vitamins E and C—to help keep your dog strong

You better believe we plan to continue feeding our dogs Pedigree Dog food and treats for years to come!  If you have a special furball in your life, if you haven’t already, I would recommend you gradually make the switch to Pedigree dog food.

You Can Help

Every time you buy PEDIGREE® Food For Dogs, Pedigree will make a donation to The PEDIGREE Foundation.* So you’re not just doing something good for your own dog, you’re also helping deserving dogs in shelters around the country. Be sure to get your coupons and save a few dollars!



Peanutbutter and Bacon Homemade Dog treatsMake your favorite furball Homemade Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats


I wrote this review while participating in an Ambassador campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Pedigree and received dog food to facilitate my reviews and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.  All opinions and love of Pedigree are my own.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. This is a great idea! The SD (initials only in this case) containers are not secure, and spill all over. Plus they are heavy for a person like me with back trouble. I think I found our new plan! Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. BEWARE: For your dog’s safety, LEAVE its dry kibble in the original bag and place inside these great custom DYI dog food containers. Be sure to close the bag as tightly as possible after each opening (I fold the top over several times and hold it closed with a heavy-duty potato chip bag clip). Why should you do this? #1 – If there is a “recall” on your brand of dog kibble, you can easily check the “Serial/Lot Number” printed on the bag and will know instantly whether or not you should discontinue feeding it to your dog. #2 – The quality of ALL commercial dog food (canned and bagged), regardless of price, starts to oxydize (deteriorate) once opened and exposed to air, light and heat. The “Best if Used By (Date)” pertains only to unopened bags. Additionally, the less expensive (mostly lower quality) brands are sprayed with flavor enhancements to entice dogs to eat it. These enhancements cause the dry kibble to start turning rancid within several weeks after the initial opening of the bag.
    Dog nutritionists recommend you buy the highest quality dry kibble in a bag size that can be consumed within 4 – 6 weeks.

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  29. What kind of paint did you use on the cans?

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