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Paw Print Christmas Ornament

If you’re lookin’ for a way to make your pet’s mark on the tree for Christmas, this Paw Print Christmas Ornament is frugal, fun, and fabulous! This is also a great gift for like minded canine or feline lovin’ friends and family to honor their loyal pet with the rest of the family during the holidays. You can just personalize it with a paw and your pets name or fill it with small dry food for another fun element. My Lady says the kiddos will love doin’ this part!

Paw Print Christmas Ornament

Here’s my Lady to tell ya how to make a Paw Print Christmas Ornament!

Supplies Needed:

Paw Print Christmas Ornament supplies

glass/plastic ball ornament
acrylic paint
paint pen
school glue
alcohol/paper towel
optional:small dog/cat food pieces


Paw Print Christmas Ornament process 1

Wipe down ornament well with alcohol and allow to dry thoroughly, this removes oil, fingerprints and dirt which might otherwise interfere with your print adhering well.

Print Christmas Ornament process 2

If your pet will allow it (don’t stress them out for the sake of an actual paw print) – Paint the pads of one foot with an even layer of paint and press firmly into one side of ball ornament. If not simply draw one on using a paint pen.

Allow to dry for several hours.

Use a paint pen to add your pups name and date if desired.

Paw Print Christmas Ornament process 3

Remove the top of the ornament and fill with small pieces of dog/cat food to really make it a canine or feline-themed decoration!

The food makes it heavier, so be sure to hot glue the top to the neck of the ball ornament. Keep in mind that the filler will make it heavier, so take care when hanging on the tree

Add a ribbon to the top loop of your ornament for hanging.

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Valerie Seal

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Great fun, doesn't take up too much space and can be stored away for most of the year!

Mary Gardner

Saturday 30th of November 2019

This is such a cute idea. My granddaughters would love to help make these for our tree.

Dorothy Boucher

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

What a wonderful idea this is, I am thinking since I just got a small box of those ornaments is having my grandchildren make some up for the shelter near here. @tisonlyme143

ellen beck

Sunday 22nd of October 2017

I really like this idea. Having all seniors, I know with some time is short. I think this would be a nice way to remember .

Judy Thomas

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

These are such a lovely idea!

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