I can not imagine life without our dog. He brings so much added love and laughter into our home. So of course we pour the love back out to him in any way we can, including his special food bowls. Here are 10 ridiculously easy DIY pet food bowl stand projects that your pets will love.
DIY Pet Food Bowl Stand: Ideas
Built-In Bowl Counter
Have an empty corner in your kitchen? Mount your dog’s bowls on the wall. To do so, trace their shape on a piece of plank cut to fit the wall, but make sure that the hole is slightly smaller than the bowls itself. You want the bowls to fit and hang in the holes. Once cut out, paint it to match your kitchen and install. Now you won’t worry about kicking over the water dish anymore.
Pet Care Station
Keep all of Fido’s food and care essentials in one place with a care station. My favorite part is the food bowl drawer that can be closed when guests come over. The Design Confidential share the build plans here.
If a full-on pet station isn’t quite the right fit for your home, try a smaller feeding station instead. You can keep treats, chewies, and/or toys in the baskets for one-stop convenience. Put everything together in a tote or basket that you can easily take down whenever needed.
If you love the rustic look, flip a wooden crate over and cut bowl-sized holes into it. Once cut, set the bowls inside and invite your pup over it give it a try. Wasn’t that easy? Now you just have to find someplace to put it.
DIY Pet Food Bowl Stand: For Dogs
Raised Industrial Feeder
Here’s another raised feeder project with an industrial feel. It won’t take much more than some plywood and pipes. I like the natural wood look but I think some paint would also finish the project off nicely. Get the DIY instructions from Hometalk.com.
Foot Paw Stool
If you have an old footstool lying around, repurpose it into Fido or Garfield’s feeding station. Do the same as you did with the other projects and cut out holes for the bowls to fit inside. This is another great project for minimal cost, plus you get to reuse things that you already had.
Give a basic raised feeder an artistic flair by finishing it off with mosaic tile. Attach it with spackle. This is a great way to create some interest in your home!
DIY Pet Food Bowl Stand: For Cats
This raised feeding station is for the travelers at heart. Simply repurpose an old vintage suitcase by putting a plank with the bowls on top. You can even attach metal legs to the bottom of your suitcase if you wanted to raise the bowls off the ground even more.
Here’s another wall-mounted feeding station that’s more suitable for any room. I like how this keeps Fido or Garfield close by for mealtime but not in the way. Yellow Brick Home share more details here.
Use an old picnic basket to create a fun foodie-themed raised feeder. Consignment and donation stores often have picnic baskets for sale if you don’t have one on hand. Cut holes in the top of the basket for the bowls to rest and store extra food in the space below the basket. Pretty neat AND cheap.
While we’re on the topic of your pets, check out this post on tail-wagging costume ideas for pets!