Salt Dough Paw Print Christmas Ornaments

How to make salt dough paw print ornaments!  I don’t know why I haven’t done this before to show you guys!  Salt dough recipes are very easy to make.  And getting your dogs paw print onto the dough is easy as well.  Check out the video above to see how we did everything.

Salt Dough Paw Print Christmas Ornaments
DIY Salt Dough Paw Print
 Ingredients for Paw Print Christmas Ornaments

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup of Salt
  • 1 Cup of Cold water
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Mod Podge


Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, stir together flour and salt.  Now Slowly add a small amount of water at a time as you mix the dough.  It helps if you have an extra hand available.  You want this to form a nice stiff dough that is not sticky and easy to roll out.

Ball the dough and roll it out to around 1/4 inch thick, or just a bit thicker.  Place your dogs paw onto the dough and press gently. You will end up with a pretty cool looking paw print of your dog.  Now cut that ornament into whatever shape you want around that paw print.  We just did large circles.  Place the ornaments onto your cookie sheet and back for 2 – 3 hours until they are nice and dry.

DIY Salt Dough Paw Print

Time to Paint

Once your ornaments are dry and cooled, it’s time to paint them.  Here is where you can get as creative as you want.  Try a sunset pattern, a fun galaxy pattern, or just solid colors, it’s completely up to you.  I went with solid colors, leaving the paw prints unpainted.  I used normal acrylic paints for this.  After the paint is dry, I sealed the ornaments with Mod Podge.  If you like glitter, this would be a good time to put glitter on them.
DIY Salt Dough Paw Print
After that is all done you just need a ribbon tied around it through the hole and you can hang them on your tree!

Now you may have noticed we manged to get one of Oakley and Shiloh even though they are both passed away.  We did reverse casts of their paw print casts that we have from when they passed away. We did a reverse cast and then recast them normally.  It worked out pretty good.
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Don’t forget to share this with your friends so they can make it with their dogs! Let us know in the comments what you want us to try making next time!

Here are the affiliate links to some of the things we used in the video.
Mod Podge:
Acrylic Paint:

DIY Paw Print Ornaments




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