Last week I read that Americans will spend $703 million this Valentine’s Day… on their pets! Isn’t that astounding?
Don’t get me wrong. I love my 4-legged babies and I spend more than a little bit of money on them each year. Taking proper care of pets is an expensive undertaking, to say the least, when you factor in vet bills, good pet foods, training, and quality toys.
But Valentine’s Day? $703 million? Really? I don’t know about you but I’m thinking my dogs will be happier with something a little less expensive and a lot yummier than anything I can pick up at Target. Like these heart shaped cranberry cookies, for instance.
These adorable little cookies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, and they’re made up of simple, wholesome, dog-friendly ingredients. Whipping up a batch of these is a great way to spend a snowy afternoon with your dog. Now this is how you hygge with your dog!
By the way, if you’re looking for cute cookie cutters to make these little treats really special, let me recommend some really adorable ones. I love these dog-themed cookie cutters, and this romantic cookie cutter set is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
But wait… there’s more! I’ve got a little Valentine’s Day freebie for you! Remember the adorable little Valentines we used to trade with our classmates in grade school? Well, I’ve created some cute little cards, gift tags, stickers, and more just for you! Just take a peek below to see what I mean.
So cute, right? Click here to get your freebie now! I recommend printing on 32 lb. copy paper or even card stock, but of course they can be printed on ordinary, everyday copy paper if that’s all you’ve got on hand.
- Soy wax chips or beeswax chips
- Your favorite essential oils
- A small glass bowl
- A candle pouring pitcher
- A silicone baking mold
- Start by putting 1 cup of wax chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving until melted. This should be 2-3 minutes.
- Remove bowl from microwave (careful, it’ll be hot!) and add your essential oil(s). You’ll want to add around 25-30 drops, and you can use a single oil or create your own scent by combining oils. Mix well.
- Pour the wax mixture into your candle pouring pitcher, and then pour the mixture into your silicone baking mold, being careful not to overfill.
- Allow wax to harden, about one hour.
- Pop the wax melts out of the mold and store in a cute container. I got mine at IKEA.
- Be sure to check that the essential oils you're using are safe to be used around pets. When in doubt, contact your veterinarian.
If you decide to make these for your dog, please share a photo over on my Facebook page!