Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Holiday Dog Treats

Hello!  Anyone who knows us, knows we are crazy dog lovers.  So who better to do a treat bag for to sell at the craft fairs then dogs!?
Jack [9.5 YO Lymphoma Survior Max, 5 yo

To make the dog treat bags more special, I purchased Milk Bones then jazzed them up with "dog-safe" decorations.

I purchased white candy coating [lots of brands do it] from the baking aisle.  White "chocolate" actually contains no chocolate and is therefore safe for doggies since it doesn't contain the cacao that is bad for them.  In fact, you will find it will say "White Candy Coating" or White Chips" even though they sell them with the rest of the chocolate.  **Now if the dog had a sugar problem, these would not be for him, of course.

I grew up at Willy Wonka's, I always say, because my mom made chocolate and sold to area offices & other customers as a side biz for the different candy-coated holidays. So working with chocolate is second nature to me.  Definitely, warm in micro on low for small increments [like 50% power for 45 seconds at a time until it is melted and smooth,]
The sprinkles are also from the baking aisle for cupcakes.


I just laid the Milk Bones all out flat on sheet pan and drizzled them with the melted white coating back and forth then quickly sprinkled the confetti and placed the whole thing in the fridge to set up quickly.

If you live in a warm climate and the show was outside, you might have a prob but otherwise they should be just fine.  Definitively, don't leave them in the car ;). 

I actually got the treat bags from Target in the party/gift bag section and trimmed abotu 1.5 inches off the top.  Those were the perfect size for 4 small bones across.  They have the treat bags at Michael's, too, in the baking/Wilton aisle.

The topper actually utilized My Digital Studio.  I do not have this dog stamp set but it was included in MDS so I could print off the size I wanted [to fit the 1 3/8 punch].  The scallop punch utilized retired Christmas DSP from SU.  I also stamped dog paw prints on the back for a completed look.  For the greeting, I used the one that came with the set and stamped mini bones on it.  I  also did one for the holidays,  "Bark, Bark, Bark, [Happy Holidays!]".  I overlayed the text box with the holiday sentiment on the hydrant from MDS stamp set. 

I sold a ton of these at last week's fair at Christ UMC and hope to sell just as many or MORE at the fairs I have this weekend!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 7. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

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  2. Thank you for sharing such an adorable idea! A great gift for grandparents who have everything!

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