DIY: Holiday Paw Print Ornament

The Winter Holidays give us time to create new memories while relaxing with our furry friends and family. What better way to display these Holiday memories with our dogs than with a unique DIY ornament! Below are the ingredients, steps, and supplies you’ll need to make your own paw print ornament, featuring your dog’s actual paw print. Thats right! Actual paw print! And its pet-safe! Pretty cool right?

Thanks to for inspiring this idea!

Salt Dough Recipe

  • saltdoughdogornament1 cup of Salt
  • 1 cup of Flour
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • Parchment Paper or Aluminum foil
  • Cookie Cutter or Drinking Glass
  • Straw or Pen (for punching hole)
  • Oven

Decorating Supplie

  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Loose Glitter
  • Elmer’s School Glue
  • Ribbon of your choice (for hanging)
  • Piece of Chalk


Step 1.) Mix the salt and flour together with the water in a bowl. Continue mixing until a dough-like substance is formed.

Step 2.) Use cookie cutter or drinking glass to form the shape of the ornament. Make sure it is big enough for your pets actual paw to imprint.

Step 3.) Once you have your shape ready to go, press your dog’s paw into the salt dough.

Step 4.) Use pen or straw to punch small hole above paw print to put the ribbon after.

Step 5.) Now you’re ready to bake! Bake at 200 degrees F for two to three hours, or until the salt dough is completely dry. Let cool completely, before decorating.

Step 6.) Decorate! Paint ornament with chalkboard paint.

Step 7.) Apply Glue into the paw imprint then sprinkle glitter on top. Shake off excess glitter. This should leave your paw print nice and sparkly!

Step 8.) Use chalk to write pets name and year.

Step 9.) Cut ribbon and loop through the whole and your ornament is ready to be displayed.


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