Paw Print Christmas Tree Ornaments
Our pets are a big part of the holiday festivities…they even have their own pet themed Christmas tree. I made these sweet little burlap paw print ornaments this year to go with the Paw Print Christmas Tree Skirt I made a few weeks ago. These ornaments were super easy to make and really inexpensive from a materials standpoint.
The supplies I used to make them:
- beacons glue
- ribbons and bells
To get my basic shapes for the ornaments I used die cuts for my Big Shot. I cut the front and back with the die cuts. I used burlap for the front of the ornament and stiff felt for the back. If you don’t have a Big Shot you could just as easily trace a jar or box on to your fabric and get the same result. You could also make these ornaments with any fabric you like (thought you might want to stiffen it)…I have just been on a burlap kick this year.
After I cut the front of the ornament out of the burlap I decorated it (painted it) before I glued it to the back. I kept these simple and used paw print stamps and black craft paint. I stamped the burlap with Archival Ink and then went over it with black craft paint. Simply stamping on burlap will not get you a dark finished look. I use Archival Ink pads because they are permanent. Let your craft paint completely dry before moving on.
I stuffed a small amount of stuffing in between the front and back of the ornament (just a bit) and glued it shut with Beacon’s. I prefer to use Beacon’s for projects because it has a good trade off between drying fast but not so fast that I don’t have time to re-position if necessary. I used ribbons and trims that I had in my stash to finish off the ornaments. I glued the ribbon that is meant for hanging the ornament to the inside of the back fabric before I put the ornament together. I added bows and jingle bells to the finished project as well. You could embellish with anything you want….holly, flowers, dog bones, etc. You could just as easily glue all this together with a hot glue gun as well. I was really pleased with how these turned out especially since they were so simple to make. I made all of these start to finish in one evening.
If you are a pet lover and crafter check out my Craft Page for links to more fun and easy ideas for pet themed crafts for you and your pets. If you are a lover of all things pet consider following my blog via email; I post 1-2X per week on all things pet (craft ideas, dog training, pet rescue and more) and I post daily on my Facebook Page.
I leave you with a picture of one of our foster dogs…Buster…he is just lovin’ this whole holiday/family thing…my folks came for an early Christmas in Kentucky…Buster got presents and loved hanging out with his foster grammy and grampy! If you have never fostered a dog…I highly recommend it…it is an amazing thing to see a dog who lost his original family begin to relax and feel at home and loved again. We love you Buster!