Paw Print Ornament


  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Matte Finish Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Gold Paint Pen or Sharpie


  1. Mix together the hot water, salt and flour. Kneed it together with your hands until it forms a dough ball. If it’s too sticky, add some extra flour.
  2. Roll out the dough until it is ¼ inch to ½ inch thick.
  3. Use small or large plastic cups to cut out circle shapes (depending on paw size).
  4. Gently press your dog or cat’s paw into the centre of the circle to make an imprint.
  5. Use a drinking straw to cut a hole for the ribbon.
  6. Transfer the circles to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 225F for 2 to 3 hours until they are solid and completely dried out.
  7. Once they have cooled, paint the ornaments in colours to match your pet’s personality.
  8. Write your pet’s name and the year on the front or back of the ornament using a gold paint pen or Sharpie marker.
  9. Add a coat of Matte Finish Mod Podge and sprinkle it generously with glitter.
  10. If you only want the imprint filled with glitter, allow the first coat of Mod Podge to dry completely. Then add a generous second coat to the inside of the paw print and sprinkle it generously with glitter.
  11. String a ribbon through the hole to hang your ornament.
  12. If you want you can attach an extra ribbon or bow tie to the ornament using hot glue.

Written by Jessica