Halloween can be a scary time for dogs. With all of the sights, smells and sounds lurking around each corner, it’s important that we make our pets feel comfortable on this frightful day. Perhaps you have kids that are trick-or-treating this year, or maybe you’re like me and will be handing out candy. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to include our dogs in this fun event as well? Last year I handed out bags of treats to dogs who were out with their families for trick-or-treating. This year I’m stepping it up a notch. I made some adorable treat cups for the neighborhood dogs, and they are simple and easy for anyone to make!
For my treats and supplies, I went to Walmart. I love being able to do all of my shopping in one place. This year I chose to use treats from Big Heart Pet Brands, as they offer a wide variety of treats for dogs of all kinds!
DIY Halloween Doggy Treat Cups
Materials you will need:
- Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni and Milo’s Kitchen treats
- Open containers to put bags of treats in
- Clear treat bags
- Hole puncher
- Scissors and decorative scissors
- Fill a treat bag with either Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni or Milo’s Kitchen treats. Put only type of brand of treat in a bag, or mix and match!
- Place the bag of treats in the open container. You may need to slightly rearrange the treats so they fit nicely.
- Tie a knot in the top of the bag, or close with a twisty-tie. I chose to use twisty-ties because they came with the treat bags, and it was easy.
- Next, cut some paper into small squares. I used basic white printer paper and decorative scissors to cut out the squares.
- Punch a hole in the corner of each square with a hole puncher. You will put the ribbon through the hole, so you may want to double punch for a bigger opening.
- Write “dog treats” on each square of paper with the Sharpie.
- Stamp each square with a cute Halloween icon! Set aside the label squares to dry, as the ink from the stamp may smear.
- Cut the ribbon you chose into 6-8″ sections. String a piece of ribbon through each square of paper you cut.
- Take one of the finished labels and tie it around the bag of treats that is ready. You can tie the ribbon into a knot or decorative bow, just don’t make it too difficult for humans to open.
- You can make as many doggy treat cups as you want and have fun giving them out on Halloween night!
Walmart offers several fabulous Big Heart Pet Brands products that are great for dogs of all ages and sizes. Looking for more DIY inspiration?! Click here to get some more ideas and see other creative DIY projects!
Wynston is ready to trick-or-treat! Will you be giving out dog treats to the neighborhood pups on Halloween?!