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DIY Cat Food Storage Container Tutorial

Hide those unsightly opened cat food bags with this easy to make DIY Cat Food Storage Container.

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

When we adopted out two cats, I knew I needed a more eye pleasing way to store their dry cat food.  In my kitchen we have a repurposed table that I use as my “island”. It has drawers and an open bottom that I keep most of our cat accessories in.  The open bottom allows me to have their food accessible since they’re bowls are places on both sides of the table.  But having a giant bag of cat food sit there in open is pretty unsightly.  I wanted. something that looked neat and organized and the plastic options I found weren’t cutting it. So I designed my own. This simple DIY Cat Food Storage Container tutorial is so simple anyone can create a pretty storage container for their furry friends food.   

I knew I wanted my kids to have a cat growing up but my son’s allergies when he was younger didn’t really align with that. plan. As he’s gotten older, he’s outgrown his allergies and the time felt right.  

My mom adopted a kitten when I was in the first grade. I loved growing up with Mittens. She was my best friend and the best furry friend I could ask for. She lived twenty one years and passed away when I was pregnant with my oldest. I knew first hand how much fun a cat adds to life.

Fast forward to when my daughter was born. She’s loved cats since she before she could understand what they are. I even joked that I thought she was part cat with some of her mannerisms.

Now that she’s 3, all she talked about was getting a cat. Any chance she could get. About three weeks ago we stopped in our local adoption center and brought home our newest additions – Pudgie and Bentley – two Scottish Fold cats.

I knew I need something to store their dry food in so I created this adorable cat food storage container for them. 

DIY Cat Food Storage Container Tutorial with cat sitting in front of it

It was such a simple project that not only keeps their food as fresh as can be but also keeps my little one, and the cats, out of it.

HOW TO MAKE THIS FARMHOUSE STYLE CAT FOOD STORAGE CONTAINER

Plus it looks nicer in my kitchen than a bag of opened food. All you need to re-create this project at home is:

  • 6 gallon galvanized steel bucket with lid (I found my at Walmart but I’ve seen them at Home Depot too)
  • White craft vinyl
  • Cricut machine 

It literally took mere minutes to put my own little touch on the galvanized steel bucket. The lid is nice and snug so you don’t have to worry about anyone who’s not supposed to be in the food getting in there.

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

Plus it looks super cute. I didn’t want to keep looking at the half empty bags and this definitely solved the problem.

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

I used the Cricut design space to spell out “cat food” in the fonts I liked and cut them out in white vinyl.  

Once the words were cut, I gently weeded the design.DIY Cat Food Storage Container

Then I added the transfer tape on top of each word. Make sure you press it down real good so it sticks. I’ve found a credit card works great for this part if you don’t have the handy Cricut tool.

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

Then I lined the words up on the container where I wanted them to go. Using the credit card again, I made sure they were securely on there.

Then I slowly peeled back the transfer tape.

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

I was left with the perfect storage container for their dry cat food.

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

I keep this handy bucket right in the kitchen and it looks so pretty compared to just an opened bag of cat food. 

DIY Cat Food Storage Container Tutorial with cat sitting in front of it

 

Now that our cat family has grown to seven furry friends,  I recently made another one of these buckets for the kitten food so I can keep the two separate.  

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

DIY Cat Food Storage Container

Tired of unsightly cat food bags sitting around your house? Make this farmhouse style DIY Cat Food Storage Container to hide all those bags and keep your cat food fresh.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • One 6-gallon galvanized steel bucket with lid. 
  • White Craft Vinyl

Tools

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 & Cricut Design Space

Instructions

  1. Open Cricut Design Space and create the design that says CAT FOOD in your favorite fonts.
  2. Print your design usign the white vinyl
  3. Remove excess vinyl and weed the design
  4. Add transfer tape to your design
  5. Line up the logo onto the bucket gently pull back transger tape.
  6. FIll the bucket with cat food or dump the bag inside.

Notes

You can find these buckets at stores like Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes.

Dawn

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LINDA CASSIDY

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

what a cute idea and OMcat this little one is adorable

Dawn

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Thank you! He's such a sweetheart too!

Sarah Coggins

Monday 16th of April 2018

Looks great! We had a cat years ago that chewed a hole into a new bag of food I left sitting out. LOL We could have used a storage bucket like this.

Dawn

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

LOL!! Thank you! These two cats try to get in the bag almost every day so I knew I had to do something lol! :)