Homemade Dog Paw Print Ornaments

by Pet Coupon Savings on December 16, 2013

Consider making these simple Homemade Dog Paw Print Ornaments. While your wrapping the tree in tinsel, and hanging up all the ornaments, make sure you include one for your pet that is personalized to them. What could be more personal than a cast of their actual paw print? A forever keepsake that you will enjoy putting up year after year. It couldn’t be simpler, and is very similar to the type of Christmas craft you would do with your two legged kids-who coincidentally love helping with this project. They can paint your pets paw print and will be proud to be included in making it.Easy Homemade Dog Paw Print Ornaments

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DIY Homemade Dog Paw Print Ornaments

Homemade Dog Paw Print Ornaments Instructions:

Preheat oven to 200°.

Combine flour, salt, and water in a large bowl. Flip out onto a well floured surface, knead with your hands for a few minutes until dough is smooth.

Roll dough out with rolling pin 1/4” to 1/2” thick.

Use a cup/jar to cut a circle out of dough (make sure it is large enough that your dogs paw will fit in the circle with room to spare).

Press your pets paw into the center of the dough circle firmly.

You want to handle the dough as little as possible to keep it from becoming stretched out, the best way to do this is to move it to a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and then make the paw impression.

At the top of the circle use a straw to cut a hole for hanging ribbon.

Bake for 2 hours.

Remove from oven, cool and decorate as you like.

Leave it plain, paint it, add glitter, sequins, use markers or a paint pen to fill in your pets name and the year. Tie on a ribbon in your pre-cut hole to hang from the tree.

We hope that you enjoy adorning your Christmas tree with these paw-tastic homemade dog paw print ornaments too!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Anissa November 9, 2014 at 10:03 AM

because this decoration is a cookie type, won’t it rot?
After the use, are you suppose to throw it out, or can you save it in storage for the following year?


Pet Coupon Savings November 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Hello Anissa! No it should not rot and can be stored again for the following year. Let me know how yours turns out! :)


megan November 19, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Hi there,

I want to make 4 ornaments and have a 70 pound pup… what is the yield on this recipe?


amy November 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Hi, the instructions sat to bake in the oven at 200 degrees, is that celsius or farenheit?
Thank you :)


Pet Coupon Savings November 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Hi Amy! Fahrenheit.Thanks for stopping by! :)


M November 27, 2014 at 5:48 PM

About how much dough do this make?
I was wanting to make it for 2 dogs (a Shih Tau and German Shepherd), as well as possibly a horse?
Would one “batch” be enough for atleast the two dogs?


A stupid European here, hi! November 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM

200ºC or 200ºF? Thanks!


Pet Coupon Savings November 30, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Fahrenheit. Thanks for stopping by! :)


Brit December 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM



Jessie December 9, 2014 at 7:22 AM

How long can you leave the paw print out before cooking?


Jennifer December 11, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Cute idea! Can you think of any reason why a little food coloring shouldn’t be added to the dough before rolling out?


Pet Coupon Savings December 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Hello Jennifer, that is a good idea and you could certainly add coloring if you would like to. :)


Sarah December 17, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Love this tutorial, but it made way too much dough! I could have made at least two if not three ornaments. I think that you could cut this in half if you wanted to just make one ornament.


Pet Coupon Savings December 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Thanks for the input, Sarah! I think it would be fun to make multiple ones and decorate them differently. Thanks for stopping by. :)


Dakota Clayton December 18, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Just what I was looking for! Thank you!


Pet Coupon Savings December 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM

You’re very welcome. Enjoy! :)


Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor December 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM

I LOVE this idea!! I’m going to do this with my kitties!! :)


Caitlin September 27, 2016 at 4:59 AM

Just great!!! :D


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