Charming Personalized Cat Food Bowl

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Yay for winter break! Those couple weeks are my favorite time of the year because, after our holiday celebrations, we have very little to do until mid-January. We spend lots of time cuddling on the couch, playing our new board games, working on DIY projects, and watching movies. Around here, everyone gets in on the fun- including our two fur babies, Peaches and Boomer, who plop down anywhere they feel like resting (whether that’s on our laps or on top of the game we are playing). They even like to hide under blankets like we all do when it’s chilly outside!

So cute, right? This is the look Boomer gives me when she wants attention. She’ll stare right at you until you say her name and then she happily climbs on top of you, rubbing into your hand to indicate she’d like to be petted. Peaches on the other hand makes it clear what he wants by rolling over onto his back and stretching so that his belly is right side up. He will wiggle himself around next to you until he gets the belly rubs he is looking for. I love cuddling with them and showing them love, just like I do my two little human babies (well, I guess my boys aren’t really babies anymore though…).

In between cat and child cuddling sessions I thought it would be fun to do some crafting and came up with the idea to add some sparkly personalization to Peaches’ and Boomer’s cat food bowl. I regularly do fun cat crafting projects and have made things like a ribbon wand for playtime and a no-sew cat bed to add some cushiony comfort to their cat tower. Though I can probably buy most of what I make, I enjoy these simple DIY projects. With all the crafting I have done in the past, I’ve never decorated their cat food bowls before so I thought it would be fun to do. I thought about sponge painting a white bowl and painting on their names, but my hand isn’t very steady so I decided to use letter charms instead, and I love how it turned out.

This charming (get it?) personalized cat bowl project was pretty easy. I started with a white bowl decorated with black cat silhouettes (though in hindsight I probably would have preferred a solid white colored bowl). I added some charms (that spelled out their names) onto a braided string and, in between the letters, I added little dangling crystals. Then I hung the string around the top of the bowl, tying it in the back. I love how it takes the bowl from plain to fancy.

My cats are just a little spoiled :)

One other way I like to treat them well is by filling their bowl with great cat food, like the fresh taste of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food. Meow Mix cat food has the perfect mix of real poultry and seafood flavors that cats love. And, with all the varieties of Meow Mix products, I know my cats won’t get bored!

We found our favorite Meow Mix varieties at our local Meijer and, from now through January 27, 2018, you can use this mPerks digital coupon to get 30% off any 2 Meow Mix products at Meijer. Whether you get their dry food, their treats (like the Meow Mix Brushing Bites Treats my cats enjoy), or their wet food, you’ll be the purrfect pet parent when you mix things up with Meow Mix from Meijer!

How do you like to show your cats love?

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  1. What a cute bowl. Your little fur baby seems to be enjoying the new bowl and food. Meow Mix is a favorite of ours.

  2. Milena says:

    That is just the cutest! I wonder if my cat Ritzy would like me to make one!

  3. 1stopmom says:

    Peaches and Boomer are adorable. You did a great job on this bowl, it is really nice! I think using the letter charms was a great idea!

  4. Emily says:

    This is so cute! My parents adopted four kittens late last year and my Mom would be all over something like this for her kittens.

  5. Ashley says:

    That is a cute kitty bowl. And 2 cute kitties using it! This would make a good gift for a new cat owner.

  6. Nancy L. says:

    Too cute! I love that the adorable kitty bowl can be personalized. I love spoiling my fur baby and want to get one of these bowls!

  7. Pamela K says:

    Awww how cute. We always getting personalized cups so it’s only right that our animals get their personalized dishes.

  8. Cynthia says:

    How adorable are your fur babies! I’d love to make one bowl like this for my Mozart. If there is a member of my family that gets spoiled is the cat!

  9. Heather Lawrence says:

    Question, can these bowls be washed in the dishwasher? I have a friend that just got a new fur baby and this would be the sweet “welcome to the family” gift. Makes me wish we were getting a kitten!! SO cute!!

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