Dog Christmas Decorations with Salt Dough

Dog Christmas Decorations with Salt Dough is one of the  DIY Pet Projects you need on your list this Holiday. If you are a Pet parent you most likely have a ornament on your tree during the holidays of your beloved pet. Maybe it is a generic Dog or cat ornament, either way they are represented on your tree. This year we made DIY Christmas Ornaments for our pets, using our pets paw prints in some of them. This would especially be cute if you captured them as a puppy and then full grown. No pets in your home, you can do this with 2 legged kids as well. 

Dog Christmas Decorations with Salted Dough

How to Make Dog Christmas Decorations with Salt Dough

With just 3 simple ingredients you can create salt dough ornaments showcasing your pet’s cute paw. Mix 1 cups salt–old fashioned table salt with 1 cup All Purpose Flour and 1/2 cup water. 


Mix well incorporating all the dry ingredients. 


Add more flour to get a nice dough consistency and knead for 30 seconds until smooth. 


Roll out to about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thickness and then cut circles with a cup or empty tin can. 


Carefully place your pets paw onto the circle and press, revealing a paw print. 


Using a straw or chopstick, make a hole at the top of the ornament so you can hang it later. 

Dog Christmas Decorations with Salted Dough

Place on baking sheet with foil sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake at 200 Degrees for 2 to 3 hours or until the ornaments are completely dry. 

Dog Christmas Decorations with Salt Dough

When cooled you can paint it as you desire. We used metallic permanent markers. 

Dog Christmas Decorations with Salt Dough

Attach a ribbon to hang. 

If you have left over dough, use cookie cutters to make more fun ornament shapes. We really loved the dog bone.

The options are endless for these DIY Christmas Ornaments for your pets. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Be sure not to allow your pet to eat the dough. Although it is all natural you want to keep your pet on their specific diet. You may want to wipe off your pet’s paw after they stamp the dough incase there is any residual dough. Keeping your pet healthy over the holidays is so important.

Remember Holiday Decorations and foods that are dangerous to your pet

To learn more about health and nutrition for cats and dogs be sure to check out My Pet Reference, from my partners at Royal Canin.

How do you celebrate the Holidays with your pets? Can’t Wait to see all of your Dog Christmas Decorations you have around your house. 

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  1. How cute! We will have to do some of those. We always fix gift bags for each of our pets and let them crawl in the bag and pull out the presents. So adorable to see all those kitty butts sticking out of the bags

  2. Such a cute idea. I am going to try this with my cats

  3. These ornaments are adorable. I want to give this idea a try.

  4. Oh man. I dont know if our cats would let us do this but it would be so fun!!

  5. I love this idea. My kids fill as rocking for their dog every year. I think they’d love to make him a stocking too!

  6. Salt dough ornaments are always so fun, I never would have thought to make a paw print one, though. What a great way to incorporate our pets in the holiday!

  7. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. I have no idea why I’ve never considered making their little paw print ornaments. Pinned it so I can do it!

  8. We can’t forget our pets during the holidays! What a great idea to make DIY ornaments! They would make great gifts for the grandparents, ours own two dogs!

  9. My husband was just asking me about those ornaments that look like cookies lol I am pinning this so we can make some too!