Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas: Paw Print Ornament

This week I'm sharing DIY projects that would make great gifts for either the dog or dog lover in your life.

Today's project we are making Paw Print Ornaments.

Here is what you need:
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Water
Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups
Cookie Sheet
Rolling Pin

Preheat the oven for 200 degrees F
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes (depends on how cooperative your dog is.)
Cook Time: About 2 hours
Skill Level: Easy
Great Project for Kids

Combine the flour, salt and water in your bowl. Then knead with your hands on a well floured surface until dough is smooth.

Roll dough with rolling pin until dough is about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

Use a cup to cut out a circle in your dough. Make sure your cup is big enough to fit your dog's paw print comfortably.

Then, take your dough and place it onto your cookie sheet and press your dog's paw into to dough firmly. This took us a couple of tries to get it just right.

Next, use a straw to cut out a small circle into your dough. This will allow you to hook a string onto your ornament.

Place your cookie sheet into the oven on 200 degrees for about 2 hours or until your dough is cooked through. 

Take your cookie sheet out and let cool. You can then paint your ornament, write your dog's name and/or the year, or you can leave them plain.

You don't have to do just your dog's paw, I also did my nose and my pal Callie's paw. Kids could do their hand print or you could make plain circles and decorate after they are done baking.

Don't forget to enter our giveaway that runs through Saturday. This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 years of age or older. 
*Note: The tree is not part of the giveaway.


  1. Now that is a great idea. We must give it a go. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. These are perfect, so personal, what a great idea !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. We need to make those...
    The Lapdogs will be getting some new toys!

  4. We will have to try this! Although, I just read an article cautioning against eating raw dough, so feel like we want to add the note to make sure not to eat it or you might get a little sick!

  5. I love this! I have it on my list to make this week :)

  6. Such a cute idea and we love the Charlie Brown tree they are hanging on!

  7. How did you get a nose print? Seems like there's be a tremendous amount of protesting...?!

  8. How did you get a nose print? Seems like there's be a tremendous amount of protesting...?!