This idea comes from our friend Ashley Poskin. There are few places our furry friends don't accompany us to these days. They're welcome at many bars and restaurant patios and tend to stay out with us all day long in the summer. Oftentimes, we leave the house without bringing along their dinner or a dish for water, and end up using a plastic dish from a restaurant that too soon gets tossed in a landfill.
Our travel dog dish is the answer to all those unnecessary single-use vessels. It's simple to make, lightweight, and can be stashed with ease in a backpack or purse—and the best part is, it can be used over and over again. A half yard of oilcloth will make one large dish, but they are so fun to make that we recommend bringing home a few yards of this colorful, waterproof fabric. To use, loosen the ends of the cording and widen out the bowl to your desired size. Tie a knot to keep the bowl standing while in use.
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