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DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins: A Pawsome Gift for Dad!

My Lady reminded us the other day that Dad’s special day was coming up soon and even penciled it in on our pet schedule dry erase board. That got all of us pups thinking that we needed to make our human dad something just for him. We thought of the perfect thing – a DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish!

You see, every 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 those 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! And, if you want another fun gift for Dad or Mom, be sure and take a look at our fun DIY Dog Bone Picture Frame!

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins: A Pawsome Gift for Dad!

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet, and Coins

Supplies:

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - supplies

Clay (I used an air dry clay that doesn’t require baking)
Shallow bowl – to use as a mold
Sandpaper – I used a 200
Toothpick
Spray paint
optional: rolling pin, butter knife

Directions:

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - clay

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, which 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.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 2

Roll it out so it is about 1/4 inch thick all the way around.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 3

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!

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 4

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.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 5

When you lift up you should have a circular clay cut out with the paw print in the center.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 6

Take the circular clay cut out and place it in the middle of the bowl and gently press down to shape your dish, using the bowl as your mold.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 8

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.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 9

After it is dry, remove it 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.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins - process 10

Once that is done, spray paint away. I did two coats.

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins: A Pawsome Gift for Dad!

It dries pretty quickly, and it’s ready to use!

Have fun creating your fun DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish!

Print the instructions for this easy Catchall Dish for your Dad!

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish for Keys, Wallet and Coins: A Pawsome Gift for Dad!
Yield: 1 Catchall Dish

DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 40 minutes

This DIY Paw Print Catchall Dish is a pawsome gift for a pet dad! It is easy to make and personalized with their favorite buddy's paw print! It is perfect for "catching" all the contents of Dad's pockets when he gets home at night!

Materials

  • Clay (I used an air dry clay that doesn’t require baking)
  • Shallow bowl – to use as a mold
  • Sandpaper – I used a 200
  • Toothpick
  • Spray paint

Tools

  • Optional: rolling pin, butter knife

Instructions

  1. Start by kneading your clay so it is room temperature and easier to work with.
  2. I used about a 1/4 of what came in the package, which measured out to be about a 1/2 cup.
  3. 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.
  4. Roll it out so it is about 1/4 inch thick all the way around.
  5. Place your dog’s paw in the middle of the rolled out clay and press down firmly (if they’ll let you).
  6. This took two tries!
  7. 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.
  8. When you lift up you should have a circular clay cut out with the paw print in the center.
  9. Take the circular clay cut out and place it in the middle of the bowl and gently press down to shape your dish, using the bowl as your mold.
  10. Then take your toothpick and carve out the saying you wish to have on your dish.
  11. 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.
  12. This clay said to let dry for 24 hours, so I left it in the bowl for 24 hours.
  13. After it is dry, remove it from the bowl and use the sandpaper to gently sand the edges of the bowl and over the letters to smooth it all out.
  14. I had to take the toothpick again and go over the letters to remove any dust that got caught from the sanding.
  15. Once that is done, spray paint away. I did two coats.
  16. It dries pretty quickly, and it’s ready to use!

Nerlande

Friday 31st of January 2020

This is so cool as a keepsake for dogs I love this!

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This is such a cute gift for any pet parent!

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Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Such a cute idea!

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