Paw Print Oranments

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate my furbabies, and I have seen a few paw print ornament kits sold in stores. A kit for 1 paw print is over $10 in stores! You have to be kidding me! Sculpey Oven Bake Clay runs about $2.50 in stores (be sure to check for coupons for your local craft store- up to 50% off a regular priced item isn’t uncommon). I bought 2 packs of clay and used the same ribbon as I bought for my Cinnamon Ornaments. I made a total of 3 ornaments for $5 instead of $30 buying the kits for 3 prints.


Sculpey Oven Bake Clay – About $2.50 at your local craft store

Step-by-step instructions:


For small dogs and cats use half a block (2 sections) and for medium and larger dogs use the whole block (4 sections). Warm the clay in your hands by squeezing and kneading it. This makes it much more workable. Then roll it into a ball.


Roll the ball out to about 1/4″ thickness. I used a Coke can to roll mine out. Then press your pets paw into the ornament. Add a hole to the top of the ornament BEFORE baking with a straw.


If you are making multiple pet’s paw prints at once label some wax paper to avoid any confusion. Bake for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.


Allow the ornaments to cool completely before adding ribbon and writing your pet’s name on the front of the ornament. I also wrote their adoption dates on the back of the ornament. Viola! You’ve made your very own paw print ornaments for much less than if you’d bought a kit.


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