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DIY Doggie Ornament

Category: entertainment

From a clearly-named stocking to a picture-clad bauble, there’s almost always a little tribute to every loved one on your tree. Represent the furriest member of your family with a DIY doggie paw print ornament. This cute keepsake is simple to make and provides the perfect opportunity to get creative with the kids this holiday season.

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 110 degrees Celsius

2.Mix salt, flour and water together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.

DIY Doggie Ornaments

3. Knead until a doughy ball is formed – add more flour to avoid stickiness.

DIY Doggie Ornaments

4. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin 

5. Use a cup or metal stencil to cut out circles slightly larger than your dog’s paw.

DIY Doggie Ornaments 

DIY Doggie Ornaments

6. Press your dog’s paw into the dough to make a print.

DIY Doggie Ornaments

7. Use the end of a straw to push a hole at the top for the ribbon

8. Transfer circles onto a baking tray lined with baking paper

9. Bake for 2-3 hours or until completely dry.

DIY Doggie Ornaments

10. Once dry, remove from the oven and use acrylic paint and glitter to decorate.

DIY Doggie Ornaments 

DIY Doggie Ornaments

11. Once the paint has dried, add a ribbon and hang on your tree.

DIY Doggie Ornaments

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 cup flour
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Straws
  • Wooden spoon
  • Acrylic paint – paintbrush, palette
  • Glitter
  • Paint Pen/Sharpie
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

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