Make Your Own Buffalo Check Mason Jar Crate

       This project has gone to the dogs!

Make Your Own Buffalo Check Mason Jar Crate.

I began with half a wooden crate, yes I said half. 

I used the other half on another project so I had half left and nothing around here goes to waste. 

I attached the half crate to a wooden board with wood glue and nails then painted it white. 

Buffalo Check Mason Jar Crate.

DIY Buffalo Check Mason Jar Crate.

Next I added just a couple of rows of stenciled buffalo check using the small buffalo check stencil from Old Sign Stencils

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I used a sponge pouncer to reach inside the crate, a stencil brush would have been too tall to stencil inside. 

I also used the sponge pouncer to sponge along the top of the crate back to give it a shadowed look. 

DIY Buffalo Check Mason Jar Crate for Puppy Treats.

A few of my favorite things came together in this project: buffalo check, vintage blue mason jars, and my new puppy Finn ❤️.

I keep the puppy's dog treats in vintage blue mason jars and to give them a little style, I added buffalo check lid inserts.

I traced the lids onto buffalo check scrapbook paper and cut out the circles.  

DIY Buffalo Check Blue Mason Jar Crate for Puppy Treats.

The top of the blue mason jars match the back of the crate! 

Buffalo Check Blue Mason Jar Crate for Puppy Treats.

Now the puppy treats have their own little decorative buffalo check crate with my favorite blue mason jars. 

Blue Mason Jar Crate for Puppy Treats.

And Finn couldn't be happier! 

Finn the puppy.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. I don't know what's cuter, that crate or the puppy...but I think the puppy has it by a nose! ;)

  2. Aaaawwwww hello little Finn, welcome to the family. Love the way you've done up his treat box Susan, I bet his tag wags like crazy everytime he sees you anywhere near that little crate

    1. Thanks so much Michelle! He is a cutie... a little wild, we need some training classes but he is adorable!

  3. Love those blue jars with the black buffalo check crate! Super cute, Susan! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you this Tuesday again!

    1. Thanks so much Julie. Sometimes I just need a reminder to link up where I want to... :O

  4. Why not stencil the back board before attaching it to the half crate ? Seems like that would be easier than attaching the board first. Very cute idea either way.

    1. Yep that is a great suggestion... I had already made the crate when I was trying to decide what to do with the back. I decided on the stencil at the last minute so I had no other choice than to do it after. Thanks!


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