Dog food bags are usually bulky and awkward. You may find it challenging to find a place to store them where it isn’t taking up valuable storage space. You may also notice that keeping it in the bag makes it easier to tear or spill. There is also the risk of your dog finding out where you keep it, leading to unpermitted buffet feasts while you’re not looking.
Good news! There are tons of ways to add to the décor in your home while keeping your dog food tucked out of sight. If your dog food is looking for a newly renovated space, we have rounded up 10 ideas that are simple and attractive.
1. The Owner Builder Network Dog Food Station with Storage
If you want a way to store food out of sight, you can make this side-out storage container with a food bowl. Your dog won’t be able to weasel their way into the enclosure, no matter how crafty they may be. It gives you more surface space in your kitchen and walkway. It also can double as an eating area and leash hook so you can combine all your dog’s daily needs into one space.
2. Inspiration Made Simple Dog Food Storage Container
You can make this just the way you want it. Creating an Inspiration Made Simple dog food storage container is easy and it looks terrific. You can customize it with your Cricut Explore, stencil sheets, or freehanded lettering. For decorating, you can spray paint the tin to add your choice of color. You can even get out the hot glue gun and add flowers, burlap ribbon, or other stylings on it.
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3. In My Own Style Pet Food Storage Containers
In My Own Style pet food storage containers can come to life with just an old popcorn tin. This is a perfect idea if you have a dog and cat or multiple dogs who have different diets. Her original plan was to separate her dog and cat food, but you can use the concept for any pet in the house.
You can use a vinyl cutting machine or a simple printout to make the labels on these tins. They are straightforward and look almost professional once complete.
4. One Savvy Mom Shabby Chic Dog Food Tin
With the help of One Savvy Mom, you can take spray paint to a tin can and make it your own. You can find galvanized tin cans in virtually any size you need on sites like Amazon. The idea of making it shabby chic is to use soft color and rustic lettering. So, even if you don’t want the same colors that the blogger used, you can keep the style and change the color scheme.
According to the article, you can make this entire design for cheap by following the recommendations.
5. Repurposed Potato Bin
If you have an old potato bin lying around or stuffed in your storage, it’s time to dust it off. You can quickly turn it into an adorable dog food container. It’s the right size for a large amount of food, and you can personalize it just for your dog. If you’re familiar with wood burning, you can customize the front much like this linked photo.
There is always the option to use Modge Podge to transfer photos or personalized text to the wood. If none of those options sound like a good idea, you can always leave it the way it is or add simple stain or paint.
6. The Thrifty Couple Repurposed Dresser
If you have a dresser that requires an update or one that you are no longer using, that’s all you need. This is another optional storage furniture piece. Using the top drawer, you can store food and anything else you can think to add.
You can sand down and stain the dresser or paint it with a trendy shade. On the Thrifty Couple site, they show you exactly how to create the outcome you seek.
7. Kitchen Pull-Out Drawer
If you have a space in your kitchen cabinets, you can use the pull-out section to store the food. Many cabinets, especially in modern homes, have a pull-out door where they can store their trash cans. Rather than using it for its intended purposes, you can buy a brand-new trash can, line it, and use it for your dog food instead.
8. Little Frugal House Dog Food Station
This option will make a cherished new piece of furniture. It looks quaint and is the perfect size to be tucked into an area without taking up too much space. You can kill two birds with one stone here. All your dog’s food needs and other accessories can move their way into these convenient compartments.
She goes through the whole process step-by-step with visual guides so you can make sure you are doing it correctly. If you get the required materials, you can make this idea your own. It may be a bit more work than what you initially planned when you started looking for a place to store the food, but it just might be the best option for you.
9. Large Glass Jars
Using large glass jars to sit openly on your counter or other nook or cranny is extremely easy and customizable. You will pay relatively low prices for any supplies you may need, as well as the jars themselves. You can add a label with their name or jar description.
There are plenty of different ideas to gather inspiration, or you can always leave it plain. No matter how you dress it up, it will look better than a plastic commercial dog food bag.
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10. Laundry Basket
Another option is to take a tall laundry basket you have lying around the house and repurpose it. You can even go to a local thrift shop and find a few unwanted items waiting to be revived. Baskets are plentiful, and the likelihood that you or someone nearby has one collecting dust is pretty much a guarantee.
There is no hard work needed here. You simply place the container of dog food inside of the bin.
By orchestrating a project with old furniture or buying a few inexpensive items, you can make quite the nifty container. You can make something as simple as an old tin into something as extravagant as a whole feeding station. In the end, it will depend on your skillset and the amount of work you’re willing to put in. You don’t have to stop here either. This could spark your own creation that you can take pride in producing. Say goodbye to shoving dog food bags into random places. Make your own brand of unique home stylings for your dog.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- 1. The Owner Builder Network Dog Food Station with Storage
- 2. Inspiration Made Simple Dog Food Storage Container
- 3. In My Own Style Pet Food Storage Containers
- 4. One Savvy Mom Shabby Chic Dog Food Tin
- 5. Repurposed Potato Bin
- 6. The Thrifty Couple Repurposed Dresser
- 7. Kitchen Pull-Out Drawer
- 8. Little Frugal House Dog Food Station
- 9. Large Glass Jars
- 10. Laundry Basket