Monday, December 7, 2009

Cute Fire Hydrant Doggie Treat Box

I have one cute little project to show you today. I needed a new idea for a treat box for a special doggie that I give treats to each year, so I just googled "Doggie Treat Box Template" and low and behold, up popped a link to this adorable fire hydrant treat box. You can see for yourself right here if you are so inclined

I immediately went to the "My timeless Templates" link to order the template for the matchbox and was surprised at how fast I was able to get the download email and download the template. It really was simple to print right to my cardstock, cut, score and assemble. I am sure that I will use this template again and again. After the box was done, I simply followed the directions on the you tube tutorial. If you attempt to do this, you will discover that there was an error on the size of two of the pieces that make the hydrant. I adjusted for that just by guessing at what the size should be and I think it turned out okay. The only thing I did different, was to add a reinforcement piece of cardstock to the back of the inside of the slider box, punch two holes, add eyelets and a piece of ribbon for a pull to make it easier to open the box. To finish it all off, I stamped some white tissue with paw prints and dog bones, lined the bottom of the box with that, added my treats and then more stamped tissue across the top before I pushed the slider box into the cover. I also added the tag, which was cut out with a spellbinders die. The cute doxie image I stamped on the tag is by Hampton Art. I think my friend will love it. I can't wait to give it to her on Thursday when we meet for lunch. Oh, and I did get my friend a movie gift certificate and a bottle of chocolate wine...just so you don't think I forgot about her:))


  1. Oooh how cute is that Emily!
    I love it!
    I bet your friend will be thrilled when she receives this and chocolate wine? Never heard of that before but it sure does sound yummie!

    Vera :)

  2. What a cute idea! I love this! I might have to make some puppy chow for this little box myself. Great job!

  3. OMG!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!! I'm definitely going to have to get this template for my furry friends!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Chocovino is from Holland you say? Well well how handy I live in Holland haha
    I am going to see if I can find it. Thanks for getting back to me about it and the sweet compliment on my snowman card :)


  5. Awww Emily - that's just too cute for words! I know your furry friend will just love it. Well your furry friend will probably love what's in it, but its human will certainly adore the box!

  6. Wowww Emily,what beautiful.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. VERY cute project Emily, LOVE the cute tag and you rocked the template!

    Merry Christmas Emily ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

  8. Oh how cute is THIS!!!!!! I am sooo desperately trying to think who I could give this to if I CASE it - am sure someone will come to mind even if it's just lil ol' ME - LOL

  9. Now my "Cooper" would LOVE this gift idea... treats! I was leaving for town the other day and set a box of treats ready to pass out at work. Cooper was in the foyer with me (the only place he can be, he's band any farther!) and when I stopped to put my shoes on and turned around and he had his big nose in the box... The cookies were covered and when I cleared my throat to get his attention he looked so sheepishly... "what, was I doing something wrong?"

    Funny how those pets can be! Have a very Merry Christmas... Emily!! :)

  10. Love you doggie treat box that is so cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your very sweet comments about my card this week. It was a little unlike my style and not sure how well recieved it was, but your comments made me feel good..Thank you