DIY

Ordinary Flower Pots Become The Perfect Raised Dog Bowl

by Johanna Silver
Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

We dog lovers will do just about anything to spoil our pooches.

When it comes to toys and treats, we definitely don’t mind splurging a bit to make our furry friends happy.

And I’ll bet some of you out there have certainly put your crafting skills to use to build your baby a cool toy, contraption, or dog bed.

Well, what if I told you that this little gadget is something your dog will love and is completely makable at home? And what if I also told you that the necessary materials may already be sitting somewhere in your house right now?

This brilliant South Carolina crafter managed to make the world’s cutest dog bowl, using flower pots.

The adorable DIY is so easy to complete right at home!

Check below to see how she used her building skills to turn a few little pots into something her pets will be barking to eat out of.

[H/T: Instructables]

The DIY-er advises that larger, deep-chested dog breeds are more susceptible to bloating if their bowls aren’t raised off the ground.

This bowl, which she had before, is actually placed inside a plant stand (another ingenious idea)!

But she wanted something a little smaller for her dogs and found the perfect solution.

The only tools that were needed for the project were a pair of socket wrenches.

She also picked up a bowl that would fit the perfect amount of food for her dog.

If attempting the DIY, you can up- or downsize the diameter of your bowl.

The primary structural component of the contraption was two flower pots that the bowl would be able to fit inside.

The bowls would be stacked on top of each other to create a structurally sound bottom portion that wouldn’t knock over easily.

Finally she picked up a nut, a bolt, and two washers that would fit perfectly in the pot’s hole.

She then stacked the flower pots bottom to bottom.

The nut was threaded through the washer and bolt, then stuck through the drainage holes in the pots.

She used the socket wrench to clinch the nut into the opposite flower pot, sealing the two together.

Be careful not to squeeze too tight or the pots may crack.

After the pots are stuck together safely, the food dish can be added into one of the pots, thus completing your cute dog bowl.

All that’s left to do is fill the bowls up with food and watch your dog happily chow down in his or her adorable raised dinner bowl.

This project could not be simpler and is an easy way to show your dogs that they are the apple of your eye!

If you love spoiling your fuzzy babies, make sure to SHARE this project with friends and family!