Friday, August 03, 2012
Having a pet can be fun! But pets also come with lots of gear and some isn't very pretty. See how Jazmin Gibbons from Team Craftwell has personalized some of her already owned organization items to fit her new pooch!
Hi everyone! I'm so excited for today's post! My husband and I have been wanting a puppy for a very long time but we knew we wanted to rescue a puppy, and so far we had not found a puppy that we felt matched our family.
That all changed a week ago! We went to a local shelter in search of this little boy:
His name is 'Riley' and we love him!
He is a collie/shepard mix so he's going to be a big boy! We decided he was a great puppy for our eight year old boy and five year old girl, and brought him home.
But, on our way home we stopped by the pet store to pick up some basics. I like everything organized at home, and I knew that it would be hard to keep all of the doggie stuff from taking over so, I decided to spruce up some stuff I already had on hand to make this transition easier.
That's where I used my trusty eCraft, and some extra vinyl I had, to create this:
The one thing I keep very organized around the house, is our pantry. It has saved me a lot of money to know what type of food is stored there, so I cleared off one shelf and made it all doggy stuff. I used a container used for storing cereal and decided to cut a cute doggy image to make it into a doggy food storage container. The fact that the lid opens, makes it easy to pour out Riley's food onto his bowl. So, instead of buying one at the pet store, this has really worked out and has saved me a few dollars!
So here is what I used:
eCraft vinyl (blue and orange)
eCraft tool kit
cereal storage container: purchased mine at wal mart
Doggy image from ecraft central (click here to purchase)
eCraftshop (free software)
I went to eCraft Central and purchased the doggy image. The downloads are stored into your eCraft Software, you can find it in my 'purchased images' folder.
I then selected the image, and positioned in my grid. I set up the eCraft, and inserted the vinyl.
I cut the vinyl on a pressure of 2, and send to cut.
I cut 2 dog images. One in the blue vinyl, and one in the orange vinyl. Then, I simply used my eCraft tool kit to weed out the negatives, and exchanged the dog collars for the opposite color.
I will use my large orange dog image for another project.
Then, to finish it off, I typed out the words "dog food" on the eCraftshop software, then simply welded the words and sent to cut.
I positioned everything on my container, and I was done!
I love how it is cute & functional now! And the dog image almost looks like our new baby, Riley!
I love how modern and boyish the new container looks! And it was all free!
I hope you liked my project!
Thank you Jazmin for this cute project!
See more of Jazmin's projects on her personal blog here: