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Keep track on feeding your dog – easy DIY project

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Keep track on feeding your dog

Ah .. feeding your dog in the morning.. If your manic household is anything like ours, you’re rushing around first thing in the morning getting ready to go out and get to work or school.   Is the question “has the dog been fed?” a regular occurrence?  I know it is in our house.  

I hate to admit but there have been occasions that our dogs had “brunch” instead of breakfast when we’ve realised no-one had fed them before leaving the house.  On the other hand, there will also have been occasions that they got fed twice by different members of the family (no complaints from the dogs on that day!)

Getting organised

Trying to get organised in our house is one of my main goals.  I’m constantly driving my family crazy with different schedules and ideas of how to organise things better.  I’m sure they’ll come round to my way of thinking eventually! 

Check out a simple DIY project below to keep track on feeding your dog(s).   

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Mark out the area for your blackboard. Apply low tack masking tape along the pencil lines to get a straight finish when you're painting.
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Get some chalkboard paint and a smooth small roller (as you can see I started this project a few weeks ago, but have only just managed to get round to finishing it 🙂
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With the roller, apply blackboard paint. Check the instructions on the tin for drying times and repeat this process 3 times to get a good coat. Make sure that the area is completely dry before removing the masking tape (I had a bit of a nightmare with the tape and had to adjust the sides by hand). It's also important that it's dry before you do the next step, otherwise you'll take off the paint.

Get creative

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Get a stencil, similar to this one (Ebay do some great ones). Alternatively, if you're feeling really creative, you can cut your own
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I prefer to cut the individual letters, so you can space them where you need them for your project.
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Get some spray adhesive, similar to this one from The Range (make sure it's the repositionable variety!) Spray the back of your stencils with a small amount of the adhesive, leave to dry for a few seconds (check the instructions on the tin) and position on the blackboard where needed.
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Get a chalk pen. I find the liquid ones work great! This one was £2.00 from The Range
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The liquid pen is so much better to work with and easier to remove if you want to make changes

Fill in the stencils with the chalk pen and leave to dry slightly.  Carefully remove the stencil to reveal your handy work.  It may need a bit of practice.  As you can probably see from the below, I got more into my stride as I went down the days of the week on the board.  

The spacing on the “have the dogs been fed” could have been slightly better so I may adjust that at some stage, but overall I’m happy with the effect. 

The result

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All you need now is to persuade everyone to be on board using it to keep track on feeding your dog. 

Have fun making your own project!  If you’ve got any to share, don’t forget to leave a comment with a link below.  I’d love to see what you’re creating. 

Materials used in this project

Repositionable adhesive spray – I used The Range, but similar product available HERE

Letter stencils there are various ones available so check out which ones you like.   I love the font on the one below for a next project!

Chalk pens – I love the liquid ones most!

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