My Lady reminded us the other day that Dad’s special day was comin’ up soon and even penciled it in on our pet schedule dry erase board. That got all us pups a thinkin’ that we needed to make our human dad somethin’ just for him. We thought of the perfect thing! Ya see, ever day when our dad comes home from work, he empties his pockets on the end of the dresser. Have y’all ever seen the pile of stuff dads carry in their pockets? It’s a wonder they don’t need one of them bags like my Lady totes around! WOOF! That’s when we got the idea of a DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for keys, wallet and coins! He could put all his ‘stuff’ in there and be reminded of us furry kids at the same time! It was fun and easy to make, just take a look below!
DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins
Clay (I used an air dry clay that doesn’t require baking)
Shallow bowl – to use as a mold
Sand paper – I used a 200
optional: rolling pin, butter knife
Start by kneading your clay so it is room temperature and easier to work with. I used about a 1/4 of what came in the package, measured out to be about a 1/2 cup. But if you take too much at first, you can always put it back in a resealable bag with the rest of the unused clay.
Roll it out so it is about 1/4 inch thick all the way around.
Place your dog’s paw in the middle of the rolled out clay and press down firmly (if they’ll let you). This took two tries!
Once you have a paw print you are happy with, place your bowl face down over the center of the paw print and press down to cut the clay.
When you lift up you should have a circular clay cut out with the paw print in the center.
Take the circular clay cut out and place in the middle of the bowl and gently press down to shape your dish, using the bowl as your mold.
Then take your toothpick and carve out the saying you wish to have on your dish. You will end up using sandpaper to smooth everything out, so don’t worry too much if the letter carving makes the dish look bad at first.
This clay said to let dry for 24 hours, so I left it in the bowl for 24 hours.
After it was dry, remove from the bowl and use the sandpaper to gently sand the edges of the bowl and over the letters to smooth it all out. I had to take the toothpick again and go over the letters to remove any dust that got caught from the sanding.
Once that is done, spray paint away. I did two coats.
It dries pretty quick, and it’s ready to use!
Have fun creating your fun DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish!