DIY Dog Treat Jar {Guest Post} Plus Tips and Freebies!

Easy embellished DIY dog treat jar

We’ve helped the pet-loving team at Blog 4Knines share a VERY easy holiday dog DIY. Now you can create your own custom pet treat jar, no special skills or materials/tools required. Visit the guest post for the scoop on how to make your own oh-so-fancy but oh-so-easy DIY dog treat jar. Shhh… Nobody needs to know it only took you a few minutes to make! Create a custom pet treat jar for yourself or a whole batch as holiday gift jars for special animal-loving family and friends. You can make easy custom cookie jars for the humans this way too! 

DIY Easy Embellished Dog Treat Jar

Check out our guest post on the Blog 4Knines for the details on creating this easy decorated pet treat jar. It looks extra special, but there are no special skills or fancy materials or tools required! Just a few basic (and inexpensive) supplies. Yay!

Easy embellished DIY dog treat jar

Ideas for Dog Treat Jar Gifting

If you checked out the DIY treat jar details at Blog 4Knines, you may also have noticed this treat jar packaged up with ready-to-mix dog treat dry ingredients. That’s a fun gift idea for people who might enjoy baking their own treats, but also if you are prepping gifts in advance. Shelf-stable dry ingredients have a much longer shelf life than baked homemade dog treats. Most homemade dog treats are best gifted when freshly baked because of their short shelf lives. See below for tips and ideas. 

Tips for filling a treat jar as a gift:

You can fill your custom treat jar with tasty treats, homemade or your ready-made favourites, but remember that homemade treats lack the preservatives of commercial treats and so they will have a much shorter shelf life. You can also use a treat jar as a container to make a mini gift-basket full of dog goodies instead of just treats. What to include depends on the reason for the gift, size of the jar, size of the dog, and your budget and imagination. Small gift item ideas include cookie cutters, ornaments, paw balm, poop bags, boop bag holders, dog whistles, safety lights, toys, gift certificates or cards, and (of course) treats.

Tips for filling a ready-to-mix treat jar as a gift:

You can can turn the shelf-stable dry dog treat ingredients from any dog treat recipe into a ready-to-use jar of dog treat dough mix. Treat recipes with a variety of dry ingredients with different colours and textures work best if you want a layered look, like the jar in my photos. Combining different flours, grains, and/or using dry add-in ingredients like carob or flax can help to create interesting layers. If your favourite treat recipe is a little on the plain side for layering, consider mixing the dry ingredients all together instead. Easy peasy! 

It is hard to keep layers in place during transport or gifting, so layered jars are best hand-delivered. That way, you can handle with care and make sure they’re kept stable and upright. A little cling film on the top can help, but won’t prevent shifting if tipped. To make things extra special, you can include a cute cookie cutter or perhaps stable wet ingredients as well. Tinned tuna or salmon are doggone delicious options.

Making a dog treat mix jar for gifting

If you’d like to share one of our recipes with your friends, we’d really appreciate if you would tell them about our website or send them a link. Or write the address on the gift tag, if your sharing a jar of treats or mix. Please don’t print, copy, or write out any of our recipes. As a free content site, traffic is what keeps us posting and sharing. Thanks ever so much for your support! We appreciate it!


Last but certainly not least, we have freebies available here on the blog to help gift your pressie in style. My own pictured jar tag was made with cardstock and a tag punch and paw paper punch. We also have free printables if you’d like an easy no-tools alternative. Check out our howliday dog treat and gift tags. We’ve amalgamated our different Christmas freebies into that post as part of reorganising content with the move here to our new website. Apologies, but hopefully it helps make finding one you like easier. No matter what pawesome pressie your creating, you can wrap them up with our printable Christmas tags, or use our some of our other freebies, like this giant mix-and-match set.

Easy embellished DIY dog treat jar

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