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DIY Dog Food Station From An Upcycled Kitchen Recycler #ad #FeedDogsPurina

A few years ago I got a kitchen recycler. It’s really handy, but not for what you are thinking. it doesn’t work for us for recycling but it works great to store items needed for our 2 small dogs. It works perfectly for organizing all of our dogs’ needs as a DIY dog food storage container. So, we upcycled a recycler – ironic?

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Upcycled DIY Dog Food Station

What I love about this recycler is that all of the pieces come apart. So, you can take either the top or bottom parts out and carry them elsewhere if you need to. That makes cleaning what has now become out dog food station super easy and it’s easy to dispense food to other areas of the house without having to carry the entire dog food station with you or making several trips with a small scoop.

Changing this particular recycler into a DIY dog food station was really easy.

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You Will Need…
wood sign {or small pieces from a pallet}
rustic metal letters to spell out “DOG”
stickers that are easy to remove {you will need at least 2 full alphabets}
nice, sturdy basket
*We picked up most of these items at our local craft store

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To Make The Sign…
1. First I marked dots on sign where I would be putting nails in to hang the “DOG” letters.
2. Next, I drove the nails in the sign partway, leaving enough nail out to hand the letters on.
3. Hang the letters on the nails and set aside.

To Decorate The DIY Dog Food Station
Originally, I was going to stencil the letters on but then I couldn’t find a paint that I knew for sure would be safe around the food, so I decided not to. Stickers seemed like a perfect option. Plus, if you get ones that can be removed, then you can fix them if you put them on crooked – which I did a few times. 😉 Don’t worry. This doesn’t have to be perfect.

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1. I decided to use the top, smaller part of the dog food storage station for treats and small, individual sized goods. So, I started with the E and the A and centered them as best I could and worked my way out.
2. For the FOOD part of the DIY dog food storage container, I did the same as above, starting with the Os. I use this part to store large bags of kibble.

Put your DIY dog food storage in a place that works for you and your dogs. We keep ours in the kitchen in a corner between a cabinet and the sliding glass doors that was not being used. Add a cute basket to the top to hold other odds and ends. We have our scoops and doggy wipes in ours. We recommend boxed treats be emptied into mason jars with tight lids when opened. That way, your treats can stay fresher, longer. Plus, it helps keep things neat in the TREATS section of your dog food station. Next, you can either attach your sign to the basket or hang it on the wall and you have your awesome DIY Dog Food Storage Station.

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How To Organize Your Dogs’ Stuff

We have found the dog food station to be super helpful at organizing our dog’s treats, food, and other supplies. You could also buy a more heavy duty sign and put hangers on it to attach leashes, toys and other items like that. We used to have our dogs’ treats all over the house. It was ridiculous. And, since our dogs like some better than others – it was not helpful when we couldn’t find certain ones for them. This DIY dog food station has helped a lot.

Now To Stock Your DIY Dog Food Storage Station

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We also bought a variety of the Purina Beneful® Prepared Meals and Purina treats to stock the top of the DIY dog food station.

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How Do You Organize Your Dogs’ Food & Treats?

We would love to hear how you keep your fur baby’s stuff organized. Please share your tips in the comments below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. robin Rue says

    That is a great idea. I would love to make one of these for my dog.

  2. Aww, this is so so super cute. My dog definitely needs a station. We have bones and treats and food and toys and special doggy butter just strewn about the kitchen and the house!

  3. Such a cute DIY for your dog and their treats! Love that there is a special spot in the house for all the dog items – and in a lovely decorated area!

  4. What a great idea to reuse that container! It looks like it was made just for your Purina food and treats! [client]

  5. What a great way to organize your dogs food and treats. We have a giant food storage tub for our dogs dry food in our garage. But our dogs don’t get treats that often because they’re overweight so we really don’t have any treats

  6. What a great idea and so organized! My current dog food and treat shelf in the pantry is a mess.

  7. I need to try this! Those dog food containers are EXPENSIVE! I love the idea of using an old trash can to do this! It will be an inexpensive project!

  8. This is a smart and creative way to get your home organized! If I had a dog, I would absolutely do this.

  9. Absolutely adore this!! Such a good idea! I need to make one like this for our cats. I genuinely cannot wait for the weekend to start working on this:) x

  10. I love this! I recently put my dog down and I’m not ready for another one yet but I pinned this for when I am!

  11. This is too cute! I need to do something like this for our dog. I just have her food in one of those big bins.

  12. Aww what a great dog station. I really wish I have a dog to do this. xx

  13. THIS IS AWESOME I LOVE IT. I have a 3.5lb yorkie and he goes through way too many treats so this would be nice to organize it all. Super cool and handy. I have his food in a container since it lasts awhile.

  14. Linda Szymoniak says

    Where did you get the recycle container? Also, how much kibble does the bottom part hold? I buy 40# bags of food for my three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, and prefer to have the entire bag in my container at once (once the bag is opened, I really don’t have a place for it). We also have three cats, so the top could be used for THEIR food (I get a 18 pound bag of food for them (well, except for the kitten who is still on kitten food, but will be transitioning to adult food in another 2-3 months so I really don’t need a separate place for that). Cute idea. I currently am keeping my dog kibble in a fun Snoopy container I bought at a Japanese market. It’s actually from Japan, so it’s a unique item. However, it’s a bright, light green and really doesn’t match my kitchen. Something like this would be so much better.

  15. That is such a great DIY! I will be sharing this with my friends who have dogs; I’m sure they’ll find this helpful!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  16. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Oh i am loving this DIY Dog Food Station!!! It seems like I never can get my dog’s treats and food organized to look nice or be in one place!

  17. This looks like a really cool idea and perfect for the bigger dogs, we could do with a smaller version of this for our cats!!

  18. Angela says

    This is such a great idea! I have two big dogs and have not found the best way to store there treats and food until Now!!!

  19. I love this! This is a smart and creative way to get your home organized! If I had a dog, I would absolutely do this. I really wish I have a dog to do this.

  20. That’s a great place to store pet food. I love the whole set up.

  21. Very creative! I shall pass this to my friends who are dog owners. 🙂

  22. This is great! My family really needs something like this!!

  23. This is such a cute idea! I love how everything is easily accessible and has it’s own place.

  24. Awesome idea. We have a 2 yr old yellow lab and I definitely use Purina treats. Love the upcycled container!

  25. Omg how cute is this food storage container?!?! I’m loving how you glammed it up with letters!!! So cute

  26. This is so cute!! I didn’t even know they had recycled/trash cans like this. I need to come up with some kind of neat station to store my cat’s food and supplies.

  27. Taislany Gomes says

    That’s super creative!! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Thursday! Kisses,

  28. Awesome upcycle!!!!! I love those galvanized letters and the sign you made. We have cats, but I can totally see this being cat-friendly as well! Super creative idea!

  29. I would also like to know where you got the container, please!! I love this idea!

  30. Karina Pacheco says

    Love this fun diy! I have a similar one for my chihuahuas food. He’s smaller so not that much good is needed which means a smaller container.

  31. Wow, such a lovely DIY hack to keep your dog food uber-organized. I don’t have a pet one. My neighbour has and she’d love this. Sharing this with her!

  32. What a clever idea! I love this. My dog’s stuff is everywhere so I really need to make one of these.

  33. Such a nice post .. I enjoyed it allot. looking forward to such kinds of articles in future.