Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Paw Print Ornament

  There is nothing like a homemade ornament to make your Christmas tree special. I wish that I had made this easy salt dough recipe years ago. I would have captured the paws that have left their prints on my heart.
DIY Salt Dough Paw Print
   It was fun making these and I think next year, we will add food coloring to make some in red and green ornaments along with some festive ribbon. These are going to hang in our BFTB office all year.
Here are the Easy DYI Instructions

Ingredients/supplies for Salt Dough Paw Prints
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup salt
½ cup water
1 drop food coloring (optional)
Parchment paper
Rolling pin
Cookie cutter or cup
(Large enough for your dog’s paw to fit in the center)
Ribbon (¼” width)
Paint Pen
Combine ingredients and roll into a ball
~ Directions ~
Combine flour and salt in a bowl and stir together. Add water and mix until you can form a ball.

Use a floured rolling pin to flatten dough to approx. ¼” thickness.
cookie cutter in dough
Use cookie cutter/cup to cut out a shape.
Christmas shapes would be cute but need to be large enough for your pet's paw.
Gentley press your pup's paws in the dough
Gently press your dog’s paw into the dough shape.
Basset paw in dough
Use a straw to make a hole for your ribbon before baking.

Bake at 250°F. on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet for
 2~2 ½ hours.
Writing on Salt Dough Paw Print
Let salt dough paw print cool completely. Thread ribbon through the “straw” hole and tie a bow.

Use a paint pen to write your dog’s name on your ornament.
Add Christmas and the year on the back. 
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  1. we grinned a little while remembereing our salt dough adventure... the mama wanted just some simple pretzels for the tree... and we got something what looks like a pile of recycled food LOL... we will try your recipe now, maybe one of the christmas miracles will happen ;O)))))

    1. It is the time of year for miracles so we have our paws crossed.

  2. What a fantastic idea! Just PAWfect (see what I did there,hehe)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Thank you for you lovely Christmas card its arrived all the way over The Pond

    1. You are so funny! BOL! We are happy that you liked your card. Yours was furbulous!

  3. We were thinking about making these and doing a post the other day, but then Mom decided she would rather make cookies. They look very nice!

    1. Your cookies looked yummy! Mom saved the recipe.

  4. I love this! We have an ornament with our first dog, Pip's paw print. Each year it is so fun to find it and hang it on the tree. Makes us feel like he still with us.

    1. We still have our Rainbow pets' ornaments but I'd never made the salt dough paw prints. I look forward to hanging our keepsakes each Christmas.

  5. How cool is this! We loved watching the two of you pressing your paws to make your own special ornies☺

    1. Pierre doesn't like anyone messing with his feet (pedicure hater) so he wasn't too sure about it. I will treasure these.

  6. That sounds like a fun project! Thanks!

  7. What a fun and awesome project! Thank you for sharing!

  8. We love this idea and like you wish we had done this years ago with dogs that are still in our hearts.

    1. I really do wish that I had my Rainbow pets paw prints. We still hang their ornaments on our tree.

  9. Wagnificient!
    3 bum swings! 3 more!💜
    We can’t wait to make these❄️❄️❄️

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  10. Replies
    1. Thanks! I have them on the wall of our office all year. They are so cute.

  11. Salt dough is very popular among K-12 teachers. Claire told us to give you the idea to do the same with your granddaughter's hand or foot, and paint it with her. Purrs

    1. YES! I will definitely make one with her. Thanks!

  12. I used to pass right by anything that was DIY - LOL! But now I'm trying to be more creative since I'm trying to make different things to sell at the farm. These look really great, and are definitely something I could handle! What a great keepsake.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. Those are great! And it looked pretty easy. We may have to try that next year.

    1. They are easy and you can use Christmas cookie cutters and the cats' paws would fit in the shape. Bentley's were too big.

  14. Replies
    1. I am so glad that I finally made these and they are so easy!

  15. I don't knows, I don't likes anyone touchin' my feets!!! I don't even likes my leggies brushed! Plus...I don't knows if there is a cookie cutter big enough for my MASSIVE FEETS! BOL!!! jk...I knows Ma could use a glass, butts don't tells her, k? MAYBE I will lets her touch my feets...if there is chicken at the end! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  16. What a wonderful project! Thank you for sharing it here. We will try it for next year!

  17. I love these! Thanks so much for sharing this DIY project. I'm going to try it this year!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  18. What a great idea! Yours are way too adorable.


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