Pet Crafts: Pet Themed Christmas Wreath
Paw Print Christmas Wreath for Pet Lovers!
When we “deck the walls” at our house pretty much everything has a pet theme to it. This wreath was super easy to make and fairly inexpensive as well. Most of the embellishments on the wreath were made from supplies I had in my craft stash. You could use just about anything for this, pet toys, chews, ribbons with paw prints, etc.
I started with a plain wreath I purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby. I cut the red beads off of it but left the pine cones. I also purchased a plain burlap bow at Hobby Lobby (on sale). You could easily make your wreath bow out of any pet themed ribbon but I have been going with a lot of burlap crafts this year. I used a paw print stamp, Archival Ink and black craft paint to decorate the bow. After it was dry I tied it on to the wreath.
The red wooden bone ornaments were plain wood dog bones that I purchased at JoAnne’s last year after Christmas on sale. I painted them red with craft paint and tied large jingle bells to them. I looked at the JoAnne’s website and I don’t yet see them on sale this year. However, you could use a dog bone cookie cutter and trace them on to felt. There are also really cute glass dog bone ornaments at Hobby Lobby that would work well too.
The paw print hearts I made from burlap and felt from my stash. I used a heart heart shaped stencil to cut them out. I used a stamp, Archival ink and black craft paint to put the paw print on the front of the heart. I filled them with a little stuffing and glued them shut with Beacons (felt on the back). I added a bow made from paw print ribbon. I attached them to the wreath with thread.
I finished the wreath off by gluing several small red and white raw hide dog bones around the wreath. I found these at Walmart for a few dollars (I do not feed these to my dogs).
I hope you are having fun getting ready for the holidays this year! We moved this summer to a new house in Kentucky (from Minnesota) and while it is a super cool house (built in 1875) it is a bit of a project so we are decorating for the holidays around our remodeling projects.
We are excited this year for the holidays in our new home…and thrilled that our pets are going to have a warmer winter to enjoy than what we used to have in Minnesota. We are grateful that our Sam is doing so well (he is our dog that had the stem cell procedure) and we are also grateful for the two foster dogs living in our home. We can’t wait to have a great holiday season with them. One of our foster dogs, Turnip (Jack Russell mix) lived a life of hell chained to a post for four years; sick, skinny and cold. This will be his first winter inside a warm home and we are THRILLED that he is spending it here. Our other foster dog, Buster (lab mix), was dumped by his family recently and is working hard to try to fit in here…we are thrilled to have him in our home. I firmly believe that some of life’s greatest blessings come wrapped in fur….Buster and Turnip are great blessings.