I've had these Holiday Dog Ornament DIY in my back pocket for a while now and am so excited to share it with you! The great thing about this DIY is that you can use any image that you want. So while this will be dog focused for the purposes of keeping our content pup related, you can (in theory) make this for baby milestones, a wedding gift, end of the year gifts, for co-workers, the list really goes on! All you need is some pictures and time to assemble these cuties!
I also like this craft because while I consider myself to be a pretty crafty person, I know the majority of people aren't (and that's totally okay!). This DIY is for a total novice or for anyone that might not be crafty but can certainly follow directions. Lastly, they are SO INEXPENSIVE... so while we are all trying to make the most of the holidays but hi, COVID-19 is still here and some folks have jobs still up in the air, so this is a great way to spread some holiday cheer without breaking the bank! Alright, let's get started...
Materials You Need
- Print Outs of Pictures
Find two pup pictures that you want to feature (since the ornament is double sided) and print them out in two different sizes. One being a little oversized and the other being able to fit on the front of the ornament. SUPER IMPORTANT - These pictures need to be printed out on regular printer paper. Not photo paper or anything fancy. Just plain old white printer paper. Reason being is we need the paper to be moldable and flexible. So regular paper works best for this.
If you're creating an ornament inspired by your pup and only want to use one picture, print out their name and the date in a cool font, print that out and use it for the back of your ornament! This would be really cute if you just got a puppy and it's your first holiday season with them or to mark any special pup occasion.
- Craft paper ornaments
Being that we are in OC, I purchased these at Hobby Lobby. But you can find these at any craft store like Michaels or Joann's.
I usually like to use velvet ribbon, but couldn't find the color I wanted. So I decided to add some texture and pick a neutral colored ribbon that has some ribbing to it. Again, no right or wrong here, so you can choose any ribbon you want!