What better way to trim your tree than with these easy DIY Paw Print Ornaments you can make with your pets?!

Home for the Holidays

Time has come to enjoy holiday traditions and settle down for a few days with friends, family, and our four-legged companions. Making snow angels, baking cookies, warming toes by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate … these are traditions that fill the heart with joy.

Other traditions, such as heated family card games, eating ALL of the cookies, or watching A Christmas Story for the 100th time may not be so treasured.

We propose a new tradition: DIY Paw Print Ornaments! These DIY Paw Print Ornaments are a great activity for the whole gang. Not only for pets, you can make hand prints too!

DIY Paw Print Ornaments


1/2 cup of salt

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup water


Combine salt and flour in a large bowl, and add water slowly. The dough should be dry, but not crumbly.

Form dough into flattened circles or other shape of choice.

Gently press your dog or cat’s paw into the dough to make an imprint.

Make a small hole through the top of the ornament.

Bake at 350 F for 4 minutes or until dry.

Attach a ribbon or some string to your ornament using the small hole.

Paint if desired.