Southern Mom Loves: Make These Pretty Cat Treat Jars! {with Printable Stencils}

Make These Pretty Cat Treat Jars! {with Printable Stencils}

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Hey, guys! I'm back with a fun DIY for a set of pretty Cat Treat Jars! When it comes to treating your kitty, those pouches, canisters, and boxes can take over and they're not very cute. I made a couple of treat jars with fun chalkboard shapes so you can keep them labeled and right out on your kitchen counter. They're cute and functional and so easy to make when you use my printable stencil sheet!

Our cat Rajah is the Queen of the house and loves getting treats. When we first got her, her treats went on top of the fridge, NBD. As the years went on and we figured out what she liked and what she didn't like, I started buying her treats in bigger containers, which I wasn't happy about piling up in plain sight, but I wanted to keep them handy.

My husband buys a lot of his gardening supplies at Tractor Supply Co., and it's a great place to get our kitty treats, too, because they carry Purina® Friskies® Party Mix® Crunch Original Cat Treats and Purina® Friskies® Party Mix® Crunch Beachside Cat Treats in the big 20-oz. canisters.

They also chicks. I'm not kidding. My daughter begs to go to Tractor Supply Co. and if we have to go for anything, we wait until we can take her with us, too. If you have ever underestimated the power of baby animals to induce a child into being happy to go to a boring "adult" store, please watch the below video. Make sure to turn the sound on for maximum cuteness.


After watching baby chicks, and sometimes baby ducks, fluffily stumble over each other for a while, I hit the cat section to grab treats (you can find them right by the toys). Tractor Supply Co. has everything you might need for your favorite kitty. It's a great place for the family to shop and the kids love it!

Purina® Friskies® Party Mix® Crunch Cat Treats feature real meat as the very first ingredient (Original = Chicken, Beachside = Whitefish) and my cat loves them! She comes in the room sniffing as soon as you open them up! They're also low calorie, so you don't have to worry about over-treating her and they're fortified with essential vitamins and minerals to supplement her nutritional intake. 

Quality is also important when we're talking about our furry family members and Purina® products are proudly produced right here in the USA in a Purina®-owned facility using high-quality ingredients for quality and safety. 

Now let's make a chic cat treat jar for you to display on your counter!

I made a printable stencil that you can use to decorate your jars with either a "leg" of meat or a fish that will clue you into what kind of treats are inside without having to guess. There are 3 sizes on the sheet so you can choose which size you need based on your own jar size.

Get the printable pdf here, and either print it out at 100% on cardstock and use that as a stencil or print it out on plain paper to transfer to stencil material. I'm using sheets of handy-dandy self-adhesive stencil material. That way I can create my stencil and stick it right to the jar.

Cat Treat Jars Tutorial


  • Cardstock or stencil material
  • scissors
  • pen or marker
  • craft knife
  • chalkboard paint
  • small roller and tray


1. If using stencil paper, prepare enough material for the number of jars you're making and trace the shape you want to use into the center of it.

2. Using a craft knife, cut the shape out of the stencil.

3. Apply the stencil to the jar and remove any bubbles around the edges. If using cardstock paper, you can affix the template with a sprayable stencil glue to keep it in place.

4. Shake the paint well and pour a bit into the well of the roller tray. You can also use a foam plate and sponge. Place the treat jars on an old washcloth or towel to keep them from rolling around.

5. Apply a thin first layer and allow to dry for 20 minutes. Repeat twice more for a total of 3 layers. You can keep the paint fresh by covering the tray with a piece of plastic wrap in between coats.

6. When the final coat is dry, peel off the stencil and you're all done!

The only thing left is to fill the jars with treats and enjoy.

So, this happened when I opened the containers and tried to shoot photos of my pretty, new jars.

She will be very patient, but she will not get out of my shot. 🙄Oh, well. Guess it's time for a treat! Check out all of the Purina® products at Tractor Supply Co. here.

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Do you have countertop jars for your cat treats? Will you be making these? I love to read your comments!

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