EP 4 | Personalized Mason Jars

Hello my favorite Jay Bing Bing readers! Today we will be making these adorable mason jars with my mommy. Not only are these cute to store as decorations, they also serve as an excellent vessel for treats, food, and more. Not to mention, these also make great presents for hoomans!! ❤

Oh, did I also mention that these are super easy to make? Yep, you read right! These are not only easy, but they are also super affordable. No more paying a ton of money to get personalized glassware.

Let’s get started!

Personalized Mason Jars

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Materials:

  • A small sponge brush
  • Glass etching cream (I found mine at Jo-Ann’s)
  • Mason Jar(s)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Stickers of your choice

Steps:

  1. First, make sure your glass surface is clean
  2. Tape off one side of the jar to create a rectangle for the etching cream to go
    *Tip: Make sure the tape is taped on tightly with no gaps or else the etching cream will seep through!
  3. Place your desired stickers inside of the taped of area, making sure they are all on the glass securely
  4. Shake well the glass etching cream and apply liberally with the sponge in left to right motion
    *CAUTION: The glass etching cream may cause burns to your eyes and/or skin, so wear protective clothing if desired.
  5. Wait about 5-10 mins, but read the back of the bottle just to be sure since every manufacture may differ
  6. Wash off the cream under running water and slowly peel off stickers and the tape

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After doing 4 jars and 2 mugs, mommy realized that the thicker the etching cream and the smoother you apply it, the better the result. Be liberal with it and leave it on for just a tad bit longer than directed.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! What other DIYs would you like to see? Don’t be shy! Let’s be friends!! Make sure to check out my social media and say hello!

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE & LIKE my YouTube videos!! Smooches for now, I will see you very soon! ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂

-J

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EP 3 | Indoor/Outdoor Potty Green

Hi everyone! Today we are back with a brand new DIY from my daddy!! He said he wanted to make this for us, because my little brother Mowgli and Jack ALWAYS misses the potty pad! I guess it’s a huge headache for mommy and daddy to be cleaning up after them all the time… hehe 😛

This DIY is very simple and cost effective. It is perfect for people who have indoor dogs or anyone who lives in an area where it’s difficult for them to let their pups outside to go potty.

Want to see how it’s done? Let’s get to it!

Indoor/Outdoor Potty Green

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Materials:

  • A piece of 2×4 or a surface you do not mind making holes into
  • Artificial grass with rubber backing
  • 30lb of kitty litter
  • Some masking tape
  • A pair of scissors or utility knife
  • An electric drill with a small drill bit
  • A washing machine drip pan
  • Kitty litter scooper

Steps (Assembly):

  1. Turn artificial grass over so it is backwards on the drip pan
  2. Using your finger, measure out where you need to cut and place a piece of tape there to help guide you
  3. Cut where you had marked with the tape until the artificial grass is the same size as the drip pan
  4. Remove the artificial grass from the drip pan and set it aside
  5. Pour the kitty litter into the drip pan, making sure it is at leas 1-2 inches deep
  6. Even out the kitty litter with the scooper
  7. Set the pan aside and place the artificial grass on the 2×4 with the rubber side up and use one of two methods to create drainage holes
  8. Method One: Using an utility knife, cut tiny holes all over the backing of the artificial grass (about 1 inch apart each hole)
  9. Method Two: Using an electric drill, drill tiny holes all over the backing of the artificial grass (about 1 inch apart each hole)
    *Tip: The more holes there are, the easier it is to drain!
  10. Flip the artificial grass back over and place over the kitty litter
    *Tip: You can place heavy rocks along the sides of the grass if your pup is a kicker! 

Steps (Cleaning):

  1. To clean, you simply remove the poopies from the artificial grass and toss it like you normally would.
  2. The urine will drip below the artificial grass, into the kitty litter
  3. From time to time, lift up the artificial grass and scoop up the clumped up kitty litter and toss
  4. Refill kitty litter as needed
  5. Once in a while, remove kitty litter and hose down artificial grass and the drip pan

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Isn’t this ridiculously easy? You save so much on having to purchase potty pads. Also, because the artificial grass looks like grass, the pups will automatically know to go potty on it. You can also tweak up the size if this doesn’t fit in your home.

Please watch the video for further explanations and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE & LIKE our YouTube videos!

-Jay Bing Bing

EP 2 | 5 No Sew Sock Toys

Hi guys! Phew, I know it’s been awhile since my last post and I’ve been MIA. Well, lots and lots of things have been going on, but I finally have some time to continue with my blog. How have you guys been? It’s been so weird in the Bay Area, CA as it’s been hot and then cold…but one thing for sure is that we are finally getting some much needed RAIN here!! YAY! 🙂 🙂

Anyway, do you often have “single” socks at home without a mate? Do your socks always somehow end up in an odd number after laundry day? Do you have a pup who LOVES to chew through all of their toys? Well, if that’s you, then this tutorial is perfect for you! They are so cheap and easy to make and will save you some $$$ from having to buy new socks or new dog toys. Alright, let’s get started with today’s tutorial. This was made awhile back, but it was a #DIY done by my mommy. Hope you enjoy!

5 No Sew Sock Toys

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Toy #1: Funky Octopus

Materials:

  • Ribbon
  • Non-toxic hot glue & hot glue gun
  • A pair of scissors
  • A tennis ball
  • A sock

Steps:

  1. Cut off the opening (the cuff) of the sock
  2. Cut the piece you’ve just cut off to create “eyes” for the octopus
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  3. Stuff the tennis ball into the sock
  4. Cut a piece of ribbon or a piece of string to close up the sock and secure the tennis ball
    *Tip: Make sure to wrap around the sock several times to prevent the tennis ball from falling out!
  5. Knot the ribbon or the string several times to secure it
  6. Cut vertically from the opening of the sock towards the tennis ball to create “tentacles” for the octopus
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  7. Carefully hot glue the precut “eyes” to the outside of the sock at where the tennis ball is

Toy #2: Crunchie Bottle

Materials:

  • Ribbon
  • A long sock
  • A pair of scissors
  • A plastic bottle

Steps:

  1. Roll the sock about half way down from the opening
  2. Put the bottle in the sock, bottom side of the bottle first
    *Tip: I found that removing the bottle cap made it easier for the pups to chew!
  3. Roll the sock back up over the bottle and follow one of two methods to close up the sock
  4. Method One: twist and knot the sock at the top of the bottle to close it
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  5. Method Two: tie a piece of ribbon or string at the top of the bottle to close it
    *Tip: Make sure to wrap it around and knot it several times to make sure it is secure!
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Toy #3: Tug-O-Tennis Ball

Materials:

  • A long sock
  • A tennis ball

Steps:

  1. Roll the sock half way down from the opening
  2. Put the tennis ball about half way down the sock
  3. Roll the sock back up over the sock
  4. Knot both ends of the sock as close to the tennis ball as possible

Toy #4: Recycled Squeaker

Materials:

  • Stuffing from an old toy
  • Non-toxic hot glue & hot glue gun
  • A squeaker from an old toy
  • A sock

Steps:

  1. Roll the sock down from the opening and place the stuffing inside
  2. Roll the sock back up as you are stuffing the “stuffing” hehe
  3. Squish the stuffing around to even it out
  4. Place the squeaker in the middle of the sock and even out the stuffing once again
  5. Fold the cuff of the sock inward and glue shut
    *CAUTION: The glue WILL be VERY hot!
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  6. Even out the stuffing for the last time and push the stuffing towards where the opening used to be

Toy #5: Braided Chewy

Materials:

  • A long sock
  • Clothes pins
  • A pair of scissors

Steps:

  1. Cut off the end (toes) of the sock
  2. Cut sock vertically into two pieces
  3. Lay the two pieces together and fold in half to cut into 3 strips
    *Tip: You should have 6 long strips after unfolding the sock!
  4. Line up the strips and tie the top into a tight knot
  5. Put some weight at the knotted end to help hold the sock pieces down while you braid, but I found that the clothes pins worked fine
  6. Separate the 6 pieces into 2’s and you should have 3 sections
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  7. Take the left 2 pieces, cross over the middle 2 pieces and lay between the middle and the right two pieces
    *Tip: Watch video below for better visuals.
  8. Take the right 2 pieces, cross over the middle 2 pieces and place between the middle and the left two pieces
  9. Repeat until braided loosely with about 2-3 inches left
  10. Knot the end of the sock pieces and remove clothes pins

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Oh my, that was a lot of typing! I hope you guys enjoy the toys and leave a comment to let me know if your pups enjoyed these! Please watch the video for better explanations and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE & LIKE my videos on YouTube!


See you all next time!

Until then,
Jay ❤

EP 1 | Valentine’s Day DIY Treats

Hi guys, welcome to my blog! This is my first blog and I look forward to sharing many new memories with you all. 🙂

Alright, let’s get right to it!! For Valentine’s Day this year, mommy and daddy decided to kick off our YouTube channel by showing you how to make Valentine’s Day themed DIY doggy treats!

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Strawberry Banana Fro-Yo

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt

1 Medium Banana

3-4 Strawberries

Ice or Cake Mold

*Tip: The ingredients are pretty flexible and you can use any shape molds that you like. Mommy said that this treat can be tweaked to fit a human’s palette. All you have to do is add some sugar or honey to sweeten up the yogurt!

Steps:

  1. Mash the banana with a fork until mostly smooth. I think the chunky texture is more fun!
  2. Mix in the yogurt and stir until mixed.
  3. Slice or dice about 3 strawberries. Again, the chunky texture is more fun to eat.
  4. Place the sliced strawberries into your mold.
  5. Cut a “V” shape at the tip of the strawberry like this: Blog_ValentinesMom3
  6. Slice the strawberry vertically to create heart shape slices such as this: Blog_ValentinesMom4
  7. Spoon the premixed banana-yogurt mix into your mold.
  8. Tap the mold on the counter after you are done filling it up to prevent air bubbles from forming.
  9. Place the sliced “heart shaped” strawberries on top of the banana-yogurt mix.
  10. Put mold into the freezer for at least an hour, then ENJOY!

*Tip: If the strawberry slices (heart shaped ones) are too big to fit into your mold, feel free to trim the edges with a small knife.

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Now let’s move on to Team Daddy and see what he made for us!

| Team Daddy |

Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Bacon Crunch

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

3/4 Cup Non-Fat Milk

1 Large Egg

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 Cup Oats

2 Strips of Bacon

1 Tbsp. Baking Powder

Rolling Pin

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Steps:

  1. Mix together: Peanut butter, milk, egg, and baking powder.
  2. Add the wheat flour into the mixture in batches. You may find mixing on a cutting board to be easier. Knead into a dough ball.
  3. Cut the bacon into bits and incorporate (along with oats) into the dough.
  4. Put a bit more flour onto the cutting board and the rolling pin. Roll out dough with the rolling pin so that the dough is more even.
  5. Separate dough into 4 even pieces and cut with cookie cutters.
  6. Place crunches on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 15mins at 325 degrees F.
  7. Flip crunches after 15mins and bake for an additional 10mins or until golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!!

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Well, that’s all for today! Did my siblings like Mommy’s treats better or did they enjoy Daddy’s treats better? Check out our video to see these recipes being made and also find out who won this battle:

Please check us out and don’t forget to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE!! See you next week 🙂

-Jayden