DIY: 3 Easy Steps to Create a Pet Placemat (Fun Family Activity)

Is your furry friend making a mess around his or her feeding bowl? Perhaps this song will ring a bell… “Splish, splash, I was takin’ a bath…” by Bobby Darin. If so, we can certainly relate. Even though my hubby & I adore our perfect little Yorkie, Bella, we can’t deny the incredible mess that she makes with her water bowl. Nevermind that, her H2O play park has been a determining factor in a few slip & slide accidents within our home. We desperately needed a solution! Luckily, the pet industry had already thought of one – wait for it – a Pet Placemat! Yup, that means your pup can now dine in the same fashion as you do!

If you think that your furry child deserves more than a generic, store-bought placemat/ feeding mat, then perhaps it is time to give this DIY project a try! It is incredibly easy, quick, affordable and it can also be a fun-filled family activity.

What materials do you need?

  • Stencils of your choice
  • Heritage & Dala Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Harlequin Paints Furniture Varnish – Gloss
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Wood/Masonite boards/mats

Where can you buy it?

Step 1: Trace the stencils onto the placemats

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Here is your chance to get creative & add on to your stencil designs if you want to give drawing a go, otherwise just stick to the stencil design – no fuss approach.

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Step 2: Paint the stenciled drawings on the placemats

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We used the following paint colours for Bella’s DIY Placemats;

Heritage Craft Colour Pure Acrylic Paint 50ml

  • 136 Baby Pink
  • 48 Ripe Plum
  • 135 Carmine
  • 01 White
  • 20 Black

Dala Metal Craft Paint 50ml

  • CPM 9 Silver LO618E

Remember to use water to dilute the paint or should you make any mistakes – H2O to the rescue! The wooden placemats are very absorbent, therefore you will require a few layers of paint.

Step 3: Varnish the placemats

We used Harlequin Paints Furniture Varnish Gloss to finish off the placemats.

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The Final Product

Pet Placemats or Feeding Mats for one lucky Yorkie girl, our one & only princess, Bella.

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Share your ideas & what you have created with us at Adoring Beauty! We would love to hear from you. I hope you found this post useful & that you & your beloved pet can soon DINE IN STYLE!

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