Need some cute holiday gift ideas for dog lovers… or even for your house? Try these two sentimental DIY projects!
Paw Print Ornaments
These are so adorable and sweet!
What you’ll need…
1. Non-toxic paint in desired colors and a paint brush
2. Clear and blank ornaments (I got mine at Joann’s for $1.99
3. Some ribbon
1. The fun part! Getting your dogs paw print on the ornament. This takes some patience but is worth it. I find it is best to take it slow and use a paint brush to brush on the paint and then place the paw on the ornament firmly but and with a steady hand.
2. Let the paw prints dry for about an hour depending on the paint you purchase.
Next steps are optional…
3. Place a monogram sticker on the other side of the ornament
4. Fill in the inside of the ornament with paint. I used gold glitter paint. Swirl the paint around and then drain excess paint. Let it sit upside down to dry for about 24 hours.
5. Once completely dry, put the ribbon in the ornament and display or give as a gift!
What you need…
1. Plain white tiles from Home Depot
2. 4x4 photos of your dogs, or a gift reciever’s dogs
3. Mod Podge
4. Sponge brush
5. Rustoleum Engine Enamel – Clear
6. Self adhesive felt pads
1. Start by putting a coat of Mod Podge on the tile and place the picture on top to set the picture in place. Make sure to smooth out the picture with your hand so there are no air bubbles.
2. Then put a coat of the Mod Podge over the entire picture and tile and let it dry for 30 minutes.
3. Once the Mod Podge is dry, you can either add an extra coat on top if you want or seal the coast with Rustoleaum Engine Enamel. This allows the coast to become waterproof and heat resistant. Spray a coat of Engine Enamel in a very well ventilated area like outside, or a garage. Read the instructions on curing. I let my coasters sit for about 1-2 days and then bake them for an hour in the over at 250 degrees.
4. Put the self adhesive felt pads on the back and you’re done!