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Dogs are very important family members. During the holidays it’s easy to forget to include your furry friends in activities. Making their paw print into an ornament is the perfect way to include them and to make your Christmas tree personal. It’s super easy to make these paw print ornaments. I’m going off the recipe I found on Pet Coupon Savings.
What you need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
- A straw
- A glass or circle cookie cutter
- A rolling pin
- Baking sheet
- Wax paper
- Paint (optional)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Combine the flour, salt, and water in a bowl and knead with your hands until it is smooth.
Next you lay it on a floured surface or onto wax paper (that’s what I did). Use your rolling pin to roll out the dough until it’s about 1/2″ thick. Then use the glass cup or circle cookie cutter to punch out however many circles you want. I was able to get 4 but I turned one of mine into a heart shape by cutting it with a knife.
Then put the circles onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. It’s easier to already have the circles on the baking sheet before you put the paw prints in so they don’t tear if you try to pick them up and move them.
Once the circles are on the sheet, it’s time to add paw prints! Push your puppy’s paw onto the dough firmly. Press each part of the paw to get the best print. Next you use the straw to make a small hole in the top of each ornament.
Bake them for 2 hours.
After they have cooled you can decorate them. I used the same gold paint I used in my scallop wall art tutorial for my ornaments. I also wrote each puppy’s name on the back of their ornament after the paint dried with a sharpie. (Yes, Gunner has two because his is the only paw print small enough to fit on the heart ornament.) Once you are done decorating you can add the ribbon and then off to the tree these ornaments go. Have fun!
Do you include your pets on the holidays? In what kind of ways?