Pet Place Mats | non slip feeding mats for pet bowls

Pet Place Mats | non slip feeding mats for pet bowls

Pet Place Mats – non slip feeding mats for pet bowls | This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you follow along on Instagram you may have caught a glimpse of our new little buddy. It’s been at least eight years since we have had a little puppy and the past couple of weeks we have quickly been relearning the puppy ways of life.

Pet Place Mats | non slip feeding mats for pet bowls

Among many other things we are working on Scout’s eating etiquette. What started off as a cute, amusing routine to watch, has quickly become a not so fun wet, mushy mess to clean up.

To help define Scout’s dining area and I put together some simple pet place mats. The non slip backing keeps everything in place while adding a layer of protection to the floor – Plus the wipeable surface makes cleanups a cinch.

These easy pet placemats can be created in less than ten minutes with just two materials, shelf liner and a piece of oilcloth. And don’t let the sewing turn you away – it’s simply four straight lines.

Duck Brand Shelf Liner

Materials Needed:

Duck® Brand Shelf Liner – Smooth Top

Oil Cloth

Additional Supplies Needed: Scissors, Ruler, Pins, Sewing Machine

Easy Shelf Liner No Slip Mat

Step One: Measure and cut the shelf liner. The exact measurements will depend on the diameter of the pet bowls. We just added a few inches on all sides.

The Duck® brand smooth top easy liner is non adhesive with one smooth side and a grip bottom. The liner is easy to cut and is machine washable for easy clean up. The grip bottom is perfect for holding the mat in place.

Measure and cut the oilcloth the same dimensions.

Oilcloth can be found at local fabric shops or online. Oilcloth is basically cotton fabric covered with a waterproof coating. It’s very flexible, durable, and easy to work with.

Sewing Shelf liner

Step Two: Layer the shelf liner and oilcloth on top of each other, as shown above.

Fold each side over (about an inch), pin into place, and sew together.

Non Slip Shelf Liner Mat

Step Three: Trim the top and bottom corners of the mat as shown above. This will reduce bulk at the corners and make it easier to run through the sewing machine.

Shelf Liner Mat

Step Four: Continue to fold the top and bottom edges (about an inch), pin into place, and sew together.

No Slip Mats

Pet Bowl Mats

I love the little pop of color the pet place mats add to Scout’s feeding area.

No Slip Shelf Liner Mats

The non slip grip of shelf liner backing helps keep everything tidy and in place.

No Slip Dog Bowl Mats

Pet Bowl Mats

No Slip Pet Bowl Mats

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Pet Place Mats |non slip feeding mats for pet bowls

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  1. Susan in MS :

    I love the mat, but the bowls are just gorgeous! Where did you get those?

    • Thanks Susan – The dog bowls are Oscar de la Renta Bowls from the Neiman Marcus Collection available at Target awhile ago. I know they no longer carry them though you can still find them online – on Amazon: here and Ebay.

  2. I saw this on your IG feed and had to pop over here to check it out. 🙂 I love how the pet mat turned out and how neat that it wipes up so easily! This sounds like something I’d like to make for my cat’s feeding bowls. She can actually be pretty messy at times. 🙂 I like that it would protect the wood floor too. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Yay! Finally something I can sew besides a throw pillow! 😉 Thanks for sharing this…my friend is getting a puppy for her family, so this will make a super cute gift for them!

  4. LOVE this! 🙂

  5. How creative! I love this idea and your pictures are always so pretty!!!

  6. Candy Thayer :

    Love the dog mats….I think I see a few of them in the future made for grand puppies for Christmas. I would love to make outdoor placemats too.

  7. Lynda Treen :

    My best friend just got her 5th puppy and she will be getting five of these for Christmas this year. What a really terrific idea!! The dog mats and homemade peanut butter puppy bones are going to the ‘babies’!! Love these…..

  8. Meig Heyburn :

    I would make this with the Duck Brand Shelf Liner! This is a brilliant idea! We use a raised feeder because I have a large breed dog and instead of purchasing one, we built it out of scrap plywood we had laying around. This is a great way to custom make a non-slip AND easily cleanable mat for his feeder! Thanks for this great idea!! I am stopping at the store on my way home tonight! So! Many! Exclamation! Points!

  9. Do you ever remember making sit upons in Girl Scouts? We have a nice new fire pit in the back yard. If I won, I’d make the grandkids some good old-fashioned sit upons. Made with Duckcloth and filled with stacks of newspaper between the layers would make a nice soft and dry place to sit once the dew sits at dusk!

  10. Very cute! The mat is too…. 😉 Love the pictures.

  11. I love this idea! We have a 5 month old puppy (Fritz) we rescued and an soon to be 8 year old Maltipoo (Mo). I do have to get Fritz new dog bowls. Where did you get Scout’s beautiful white bowls? Thanks for the idea!

    • Thanks Lisette – The dog bowls are Oscar de la Renta Bowls from the Neiman Marcus Collection available at Target awhile ago. I know they no longer carry them though you can still find them online – on Amazon: here and Ebay.

  12. Thankyou for this post!
    Right now we are just using a little rug for our dogs food and water and it slides around all over the kitchen, this seems simple I will be attempting this 🙂

  13. I use a quilted placemat . That where their water dish sits. Helps ! Thanks for sharing your ideas as well.

  14. i made larger ones for under the cat box. gives them something to wipe there paws on when getting out and also semi controls the litter they carry with them on there paws from getting all over the floor, not to mention if you got a fairly large cat it keeps the littler bax in place. best of all machine washable.

  15. Thank you, thank you! This solves my biggest problem in the house! Great post!


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