This post is sponsored by Freshpet.
The other day, we were on a family walk and saw the cutest little area- there was a dispenser for dog treats and water for pets walking past. There were framed pictures of the owner’s dogs who no longer were alive saying that the treats were in memory of the dogs. It was so sweet and inspired my DIY dog bowl planter.
diy dog bowl planter
We live on a busy street so we get lots of people walking past the house. Especially since we have our little free library out front. I thought this would be such a fun addition. We’ve met lots of our neighbors by the little library and I love thinking of more ways to make our house friendly and an asset to the neighborhood.
- wood sign- this one is similar
- Planter- this one is similar
- Stainless Steel Dog Bowl
- Cricut Joy
step 1- paint
Start the project by giving a sign from the craft store a coat of paint. This is the cheapest way to make a sign. You don’t need any power tools! Just some paint! I covered the front in white paint and the frame in pink.
I also used a vinyl cutting machine to cut words for the sign. For the words, I decided it would say “water for your dog” and added a cute paw print.
step 2- add a stake to the back
To make the sign so it can go in the ground, I added a stake on the back. To attach it, I just used two screws on the top and bottom of the sign. Then I painted that pink too.
After I applied the vinyl to the sign, I brought it outside and put it in the ground next to the little library.
For the DIY dog bowl planter, I simply found a planter I had in my shed and then brought it to the pet store. I then tested out stainless steel dog bowls until I found one that fit. Now I have an outdoor bowl that’s cute AND was affordable! I used a planter and sign I had on hand. All I needed to buy was a $7 dog bowl!
And now we have a cute spot for the neighborhood dogs to get a drink! Perfect!
Freshpet feeding routine
Now that I’ve shared pictures from that outdoor DIY, I thought we’d also test out the new planter dog bowl! To do that, I thought I’d tell you more about our feeding routine with Freshpet.
Although Lucy wasn’t so excited for the pictures outside, she is a fan of eating! Especially when I feed her Freshpet. She comes to the fridge super excited- it’s pretty adorable!
If you haven’t heard of Freshpet, let me tell you about it! First of all, the name says it all in that it’s fresh! It’s kept in the fridge since the ingredients are made from US-raised chicken or beef with veggies and fruits. The food is steam-cooked which locks in the nutrients. Aka a super healthy way to feed pets!
Freshpet is super handy because it comes in a zipper packed bag and you can just measure out the right quantity at meal time. The back of the bag shows how much to feed your dog based on their weight.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that both of my dogs are rarely in pictures. Lucy (the red head) is a little model and loves her picture taken, but Derek (he’s black and white) gets a little anxious when the camera comes out. But that just shows how much he loves Freshpet! He didn’t even notice that we snapped a few pictures of him because he enjoys the food so much.
A nice feature that I appreciate about Freshpet is that there aren’t any preservatives or fillers in the food. Everything is real, fresh food! It honestly makes me so happy knowing that they’re eating something that’s so good for them!
where to buy Freshpet
If you’re wondering where you buy Freshpet, there’s lots of stores that have a Freshpet fridge in them! It’s a cooler where you can pick up a bag of fresh dog food while grabbing groceries or other pet supplies. I get mine from Target. You can click here to see where the closest location is to you. It’s super easy and convenient! You can even order Freshpet online and have it delivered to you!
I am a busy person, so I’m really happy that I’ve found a way to feed my pet nutritionally that’s convenient and my pups love it. I know lots of my readers are pet lovers so I hope this information on Freshpet and the water station was informative! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!
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