Friday, July 3, 2009


Easy upcycle of an old plastic laundry bottle into a useful pet food scoop. When my ex was in hospital and we had to go over twice a day to feed my son's dog, I found what they had been using a coffee cup to scoop out the food, which was tedious and time consuming as the dog is a 100 lb. German Shepherd and it would take several cup fulls to fill the bowl. I then ran across this project at Kaboose and knew I wanted to try it. Items needed:
  • Plastic laundry bottle with handle
  • Craft or Heavy Duty Kitchen Scissors
  • Items to decorate the scoop - I used a picture, wrapping paper, craft glue, 2 paint chip cards, fabric paint and packing tape

Start with a plastic bottle with a handle.

Remove the plastic insert.

With the scissors, make a cut down the neck at the seam about two inches long.

Cut around the bottle to make the opening. I went with the curves that were already on the bottle and it made it easier to cut.

Use the scissors to trim off any rough edges and decorate however you would like. For the front, I used a photo that didn't turn out well and 2 cut up paint chip cards (red and orange) to cover the writing on the bottle and glued it to the bottle with craft glue, then taped it over with packing tape to protect it.

For the back, I used a piece of wrapping paper and cut it in the general shape of the bottle, trimmed it to fit then glued it down with craft glue. I then used fabric paints to write "Maxx's Food Scoop" and went around the edges with the paint to help seal off the edges.

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