DIY Paw Print Salt Dough Ornaments #SeasonsTreatings
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Are you looking for a super inexpensive, easy, and quick way to create a beautiful pet-inspired gift? If so, you are at the right place! Today’s craft features DIY Paw Print Salt Dough Ornaments that are sure to make your recipients smile! After all, the joys of Christmas and the holidays are for all family members-right?
Each year, my mother in law always makes sure she checks off all her grandchildren from her shopping list. This includes her three fur granddaughters too! My little Chiweenie, Beasley is one of the lucky three and typically get a stocking or treat bag filled with her favorite Purina brands of snacks, and little toys.
This year, I thought it would be cute to give a little something special back to my family members who love our dog, and make some keepsake ornaments for our family tree. I was inspired to make these DIY Paw Print Salt Dough Ornaments as a cute holiday DIY.
Since my dogs loves Beggin Strips, and Beneful Baked Delights Heartfuls I printed my coupons, a set of pet gift tags and was inspired to make our paw print ornaments. Maybe I lived under a rock, but I had no idea it was so easy to make salt dough ornaments–literally just salt and dough!?
Here is what I used to make these DIY Paw Print Salt Dough Ornaments:
- 1 cup of white flour
- 1 cup of table salt
- 1 teaspoon of glitter
- 1/3 cup of water *use less/more until the dough reaches a pliable consistency, and forms a non-sticky ball.
- toothpick, ribbon, little embellishes I had on hand
- Cookie cutters
Pre-heat your oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, mix your flour, salt, glitter, and water. Once dough can be formed into a ball (should not be sticky) place it on a waxed paper lined surface
Carefully flatten your dough to about 1/2″ thickness
Using paw print, and holiday shaped cookie cutters, carefully cut out your shapes and place them on your baking sheet.
To get my dog’s little print, I lured her over with some Beneful Baked Delights Heartfuls and carefully pressed just her paw pad into each shape. I did not force it in or her nails would have also been imprinted.
Using a toothpick create a hole for the ornament string
Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on final thickness) until the ornaments are firm.
Once they are cooled, string them, and add any additional embellishes you wish. I glued mine on with white glue, but hot glue should work too!
To gift your DIY Paw Print Salt Dough Ornaments wrap them in tissue paper, add a printable pet gift tag, and place them under the tree until Christmas!
Be sure to keep salt dough away from pets as it can be hazardous!