We’ve got cool pet projects from of our favourite crafty lady, Martha Stewart. Personalize an enamel dish with your dog’s name for a vintage look, then whip up a tote adorned with your dog’s silhouette for the ultimate arm candy.
Reason number 253 we love Martha Stewart: she loves dogs and crafts just as much as we do. And when the two collide, as in these two dog-themed craft projects she put together, we’re in heaven.
A dot-print personalization with your dog’s name matches the old-fashioned look of an enamel bowl.
Tools and Materials
• Enamel pet bowl (the ones pictured here are available at georgesf.com)
• Transfer paper
• Clear tape
• Pen or stylus
• Food-safe ceramic or porcelain paint (such as Porcelaine 150)
• Applicator bottle with fine tip
• Scrap paper
• Baby wipes
• Straight pin
Print your dog’s name on a piece of paper in your desired font, adjusting size to fit bowl. Cut out each letter. Cut a piece of transfer paper slightly larger than each letter. Place transfer paper under first letter and tape both to bowl; repeat with remaining letters. Using a pen or stylus, firmly trace the outline of each letter.
Remove the letters and transfer paper; a faint design should be visible on the bowl. Pour paint into an applicator bottle. Practice making dots by squeezing the bottle gently over scrap paper, then apply the paint to the dish following the traced design with evenly spaced dots. Use a straight pin to unclog the tip, as necessary. Wipe away mistakes with a baby wipe. Let the paint dry for two hours, then wipe away the transfer lines with a baby wipe. If the bowl has a rubber ring along its bottom, remove it. Bake the dish according to the manufacturer’s instructions; let cool before reattaching rubber ring.