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!

Pedigree is also on Facebook and Twitter!  Throughout the month of June, dog lovers can help dogs by logging onto Facebook and Twitter (#everydogdeserves) to say why they think “Every Dog Deserves” the very best.  For each Like, comment, @reply, re-tweet, photo upload, etc. directed at Pedigree, they’ll donate one pound of food (up to 100,000 pounds total). Every single engagement with Pedigree on Facebook and Twitter helps feed dogs!


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+

138 Responses to “DIY Pet Food Canister & Pedigree Dog Food”

  1. Lynette posted on December 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm (#)

    So, I have had this popcorn tin sitting in my living room (mildly hidden, of course) for almost 3 years now. Then, I have this annoying bag of dog food sitting in my kitchen, (instead of the porch where the raccoons, possums, and skunks hang) and now I know where the two shall meet! This will be a fun New Year’s project. Thanks! However, I’m thinking mod podge with doggie and kitty prints! 😉

  2. Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane posted on January 14, 2013 at 8:23 am (#)

    I love how simple–and smart–this idea is! I just put up a similar post (I used chalkboard paint) and of course linked back to you to give you full credit.
    Thanks for a great idea!

  3. Kayla Eggers posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm (#)

    Where did you get the dog scoop?

    • TidyMom replied on March 8th, 2013 at 10:04 am

      It came in a bag of Pedigree several years ago.

  4. Amy Walton posted on April 7, 2013 at 11:27 am (#)

    SO creative!! I would love it if you could link up at my {all things creative} link party!!


  5. Kinsley @ Home | Styled posted on April 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm (#)

    Hey Cheryl! It’s so awesome that I came across this today! Yesterday I decided I was tired of the large bag we buy our dog food in and wanted to move all of the food into a really cute container. This is such a cute idea! Thanks so much for passing this along! I would LOVE for you to come by my link party and post this for others to see!

  6. Chantel posted on May 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm (#)

    This is really cute. How much food will it hold?

    • Deborah replied on June 7th, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Mine holds almost all the 30 lbs of dog food. We have 9 rescue dogs and we have FIVE of these tins stacked up everywhere…each one with a different “diet”. Years ago the cans came free from our local pet store…but I love the idea of putting a little chalkboard area on the can because I’m not the only person who prepares food. Sometimes we fill the cans but we don’t have time to mix…and I put an index card inside that says “unmixed” and the paper gets all oily and eewie ha ha. Now I can just write the message or specific dog’s diet on the chalk area, or paint each can a different color. I’m inspired and can’t wait to get on it. Never was fond of the hot pink and black cans sitting all around the kitchen and family room ha ha…CAN’T WAIT…thank you for the inspiration and to the blogger who added the chalkboard paint idea WOO HOO…we’re hot doggin it =o)

  7. Joy posted on May 6, 2013 at 3:47 am (#)

    HELP!! ive done this to a popcorn tin but have found out after all my hard work that the expensive krylon brand spray paint is chipping off easily. so I touched it up and then covered it in a clear glaze only to find it dried hazy and frosty looking. please advise how to make spray paint adhere to metal tin better. I have since sanded all the paint off!

    • Deborah replied on June 7th, 2013 at 11:18 am

      That happened to me with canning jars and chalkboard spray paint…disaster. I ended up using a spray primer first. Also the glossy spray paint seems to do it more. Had better results with the satin spray. I’m going to try and use the spray & primer product today (wish me luck) and see how that goes. Also, I would tape off the part that meets the lid where the top slides over…it makes my can stick and I sometimes have to work it to come off–won’t make that mistake again. And those canning jar lids…I did those in the garage in December and anything I have sprayed when it’s below 69 degrees goes wonky. The warmer the day…the better the results I’ve found.

  8. Chrissy posted on June 7, 2013 at 9:00 am (#)

    I’m in love with this.. I’m going to go find one of those in the basement and paint it.. so cute!

  9. Amanda posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:05 am (#)

    Hi Cheryl! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on Copycat Crafts today 😉

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  12. Sara posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm (#)

    Great creative idea. Your pets must be thrilled :)

  13. Pam posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:44 am (#)

    I love it….that is so cute and would look great just sitting out in the kitchen. I have used those cans for storing my Christmas ornaments in. It works great for that also.

  14. Anna Baxter posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:35 am (#)

    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!

  15. Brenda Grady posted on November 17, 2014 at 1:14 am (#)

    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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