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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Cinnamon Ornaments

These ornaments have a special place in my heart as I grew up making them with my mom. I’ve taken them to a new level though, and I’m going to tell you how to make these cute ornaments that leave your house smelling like Christmas time. Below you’ll find the directions and recipe for how to make these ornaments.

Cinnamon Ornament Recipe

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 C. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¾ C. Plain Applesauce
  • 2 T. Elmer’s White Glue
  • Optional (Add for an extra spicy scent.)
  • 1 T. Ground Cloves
  • 1 T. Ground Nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine ingredients together in a bowl, kneading until well combined.
  3. Roll dough out sandwiched between wax paper.
  4. Using cookies cutters, cut out desired shapes. Roll out remaining dough and repeat until all dough has been used.
  5. Use a straw to cut a hole out of the top of the ornament where your ribbon will go.
  6. Arrange ornaments on a cookie sheet. (Tip: You don’t need to space out the ornament since they won’t expand, just make sure they aren’t touching.)
  7. Bake for 2 hours.
  8. Cool on a cooling rack. For best results cool overnight as ornaments will remain brittle until fully cooled.
Other needed supplies include ribbon, scissors, glitter and/or puffy paint.
You can add glitter to the dough for ornaments that truly sparkle.

If you want to do this craft in a classroom or without using electricity you can leave the ornaments out to dry for 2-3 days. They will dry faster if you flip them once a day until dry. Once the cookies are dry you can thread the ribbon through the hole and tie them off.

Decorating the ornaments. There are two options for making these ornaments look even cuter. You can either mix silver or gold glitter into the dough or decorate with puffy paint after they are dry to make them look like iced gingerbread cookies. Never fear, they are equally adorable if you don’t decorate them at all!cinnamon-ornaments-1

Royally Cheap Tip: Buy your cinnamon at Costco. I bought a 3 cup container of cinnamon for $2.74! Enough cinnamon to make 3 batches of ornaments! 🙂

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