DIY Pet Bowl Placemat

by Pet Coupon Savings on July 23, 2014

Do you have a sloppy eater or drinker? Maybe you just want to create a defined space for your pets bowls. Try this super simple DIY Pet Bowl Placemat. For just a couple dollars and in only 15 minutes time you can create a pretty and custom mat for your pet’s food and water bowls. There are many patterns of contact paper available-from chevron to camo to floral to match it to any type of décor. You can even find a couple at Dollar Tree to make it an even more inexpensive project. You can even use a pretty wrapping paper then cover it with clear contact paper to make for easy clean up, just wipe with a damp cloth and it’s ready to be used again.

DIY Pet Bowl Placemat

DIY Pet Bowl Placemat Supplies Needed:

DIY Pet Bowl Placemat Directions:

Easy DIY Pet Bowl PlacematLaying down your pets bowls as a guide-cut foam board or cardboard larger than bowls- at least 3” on either side.

Unroll contact paper (don’t peel off backing yet) until its 2” longer than your board all the way around.

Gently peel off the backing, lay contact paper flat on a large surface.

Press board onto center of adhesive contact paper.

Fold ends over, smoothing to adhere paper.

Fold the corners as if you were wrapping a present, then fold down the other side of paper.

Now cut a piece of contact slightly smaller than your board, lay it on the ground and repeat the process of pressing board onto contact paper on the unfinished side.

Your board is now ready for use! To clean simply wipe it with a damp cloth.

Let us know if you make a DIY Pet Bowl Placemat, too! We would love to see your design.

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Luella September 1, 2014 at 8:07 AM

I made one of these for my golden retriever pups. Love it! Thanks for a quick and easy to follow tutorial! I’d love to share a photo if you’d like to see it.


Pet Coupon Savings September 1, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Hello Luella! So happy it turned out great for you. I would love to see it. You can email me at Thank you! :)


Kristy October 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM

That’s so cute! And I always have plenty of boxes laying around.


Cindy Wilcox September 4, 2016 at 5:52 PM

I made a super- cute (and inexpensive) placemat for my cat with some patterned duct tape then put a piece of the non-slip matting used for rugs underneath to keep it from sliding around (I attached it with a few pieces of the duct tape).


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