Today I am partnering with Lunchbox and Big Heart Pet Brands to show you a few ways that I am showing my thankfulness for my own pets but also those of loved ones. As you know, my pets are very important in my life and the lives of my husband and kids. They are part of our family. I am that person that gets her pets Christmas presents, so sharing the holidays with my pets is nothing new to me.
Thanksgiving is a great time to create a DIY for pets; it’s the perfect time to reflect on the things that are important to us, including those pets. I was challenged to create a gift for my dogs with Big Heart Pet Brands to #TreatThePups. You can use Milk-Bone Dog Snacks, Pup-Peroni Beef Flavor Dog Snacks, or Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Grillers to make a fun, delicious treat craft for your pup or those of your loved ones.
I started with a very simple but pretty gift using Pup-Peroni treats. These are perfect for my old girl, Sammi, who has lost some teeth in her old age. I bought the Lean Beef Flavor to help my dog Elvis keep the pounds off. Love and thankfulness go hand in hand with taking care of my pets!
I created the little tag on an editing website, printed it off and taped to a piece of construction paper. Tying a few treats together with some raffia ribbon into a cute bow and you are done. Simple yet cute!
Next, I grabbed a small glass container to create a treat jar for my pups. I used the same, but smaller tag, and tied a cute ribbon around the edge of the jar with the same raffia ribbon. This would be a great gift to give to others that have pets that they love too. My mom and dad’s dog is a member of our family too and I think this would be fun to give to her. She loves treats!
Finally, the kids wanted to get involved in the DIY for pets project. We decided to make a turkey (it is Thanksgiving time, after all). This was a fun craft to do with them and both girls were able to help. We used construction paper to create feathers, eyes, beak, and snood (that thing under the beak!). If we had googly eyes, those would have been fun too but ours were a bit too small. Instead we used a white crayon to color the eyes in. Jemma was able to help cut and color and Joley was able to cut all the pieces.
Creating the turkey bag is easy! Simply use a brown paper bag and fold over the end (about 3-4 inches). Add your feathers (fanned out) along the back side of the fold. Add your eyes, beak, and snood. Once you have the bag put together, add some treats inside. You can now staple it or use a small piece of tape to keep it closed. We used MilkBone treats for this project and the kids loved the way it turned out.
Rocky was pretty happy with the results of our Thankful Treat crafts as well!
You too can create a gift for your family pup, utilizing Big Heart products to show your thanks and #TreatThePups. You can check out the DIY Thanksgiving Projects to get some ideas and get started on your own creations!
This November, Big Heart Pet Brands® invites you and pet lovers everywhere to celebrate the holiday season with your furry family members. Created for the purpose of nurturing the bond between pets and the people, the #TreatThePups page on Walmart offers creative crafts and other fun ideas to help you include your pet this Fall.