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One of my favorite Christmas traditions from when I was a child is making new ornaments! I make, at the very least, one new ornament every year! Usually its more like 5 or 6, especially since I joined the world of blogging 🙂 Its a great way to get in to the Christmas Spirit and add a personal touch to your tree. I still have some of the ornaments that I made as a kid and they bring back such great memories! This year I wanted to add my fur-baby to the tree 🙂

Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament from BusyBeingJennifer.com #ad #plaidcrafts

I got a box full of fun FolkArt Paints and Mod Podge from Plaid to help make this ornament and they sent me the perfect colors for this fun Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament!

Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament from BusyBeingJennifer.com #ad #plaidcrafts

To make your own pet paw print snowflake ornament you’ll need …

Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament from BusyBeingJennifer.com #ad #plaidcrafts

Bake-able Clay
Multi-Surface FolkArt Paint by Plaid in White, Apple Red and Sequin Sliver
New Pearl Formula Mod Podge 
Paint Brushes
Snowflake Cookie Cutter
Wax Paper
Rolling Pin

 

Directions:

Work the clay into a soft lump. Between 2 sheets of wax paper, flatten the clay. Use the rolling pin to smooth it out to a consistent 1/4 inch thickness.

Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament from BusyBeingJennifer.com #ad #plaidcrafts

On a hard flat surface, press your pet’s paw into the clay. Add additional pressure to ensure a well defined paw print. You may need an additional hand for this depending on how squirmy your pet is. Bitly did pretty good until I had to add a little pressure to her paw to press it into the clay.

Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament from BusyBeingJennifer.com #ad #plaidcrafts

Carefully center the snowflake cookie cutter over the paw print and press downward. Remove access clay and carefully push the snowflake shape out of the cookie cutter.

Bake the clay according to the directions.

Time to paint your paw print snowflake ornament! First, I gave my ornament 2 layers of white (the clay got a little yellowish when it baked), then I pained the paw print in Apple Red. Outline the edge of the paw print first, then fill in the rest. This also got 2 coats to make it pop 🙂 Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely between layers.

Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament from BusyBeingJennifer.com #ad #plaidcrafts

I also added my pups name “Bitly” and the year with some Bright Gold FolkArt paint to the back of this ornament… ya know… for posterity and such 🙂

Next I added a thin layer of Sequin Silver glitter paint to the whole thing. After allowing that to dry, I topped the whole thing off with a thin layer of the new Pearl Formula Mod Podge to seal it and add just a little glow.

paw print snowflake

I LOVE the way this turned out! The multi surface FolkArt Paints by Plaid Crafts were the perfect choice for this project! Its pretty much the only paint you’ll ever need! Its great for painting wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric!! So many pr0ject options in one bottle! This paint also has a patented, self-sealing formula that offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. #Winning!

The New Pearl Formula Mod Podge was the perfect finishing touch, and even though this paw print snowflake ornament didn’t need to be sealed, it does provide a little peace of mind and the perfect “glow”. Mod Podge is made in the USA and is the original all-in-one sealer, glue and finish. It’s perfect for wood, paper, fabric and other porous surfaces, such as terra cotta, plastic foam, and candles, it’s quick and so easy to use. As a glue, it dries clear and holds tight. Non-toxic with a soap and water clean up makes it great for kids. As a sealer it protects acrylic paints, stains, decoupage and fabric. No crafter should be without it, especially at Christmas and you can bet that I’ll be using it on some more ornaments soon! 

Mod Podge is the original all-in-one sealer, glue and finish. Perfect for wood, paper, fabric and other porous surfaces, such as terra cotta, plastic foam, and candles, it's quick and easy to use. As a glue, it dries clear and holds tight. Non-toxic with a soap and water clean up makes it great for kids. As a sealer it protects acrylic paints, stains, decoupage and fabric. No crafter should be without it.

Be sure to check out Plaid Crafts on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram this holiday season! You’re sure to find some project inspiration!

What do you think? Is this Paw Print Snowflake Ornament the perfect addition to your tree full of memories?

 

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13 Responses to Pet Paw Print Snowflake Ornament

  1. These are SO cute! Another reason why a should get a dog, haha! Great, easy idea!

  2. This is SUCH a cute idea, I love it!

  3. Oh my goodness this is so cute!!!

  4. This is such a cute idea for a family with pets!!

  5. This is so adorable! My parents are huge dog lovers and would love this!

  6. geniabeme says:

    SO much cuteness in one ornament!!

  7. This is so sweet! What a fun idea for the holidays.

  8. mathewsbambina says:

    I love this so much. It’s so cute!

  9. What a sweet way to make your pet a part of the holiday. I like it.

  10. What a cute idea, and great way to preserve memmories!

  11. Ann says:

    What a sweet ornament!

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