I’m going to do a bit of a spoiler alert right now. There will be several ornaments that are dog related involving paws and bones. Just wanted you to know so you won’t be surprised :-).
So by now you know my favorite shapes are hearts and paws. But what you probably didn’t know is that, after yarn, my favorite craft supply is glitter. Sparkly, twinkly, glittery glitter!! It was just a matter of time before I combined Paws and Glitter.
I gathered my supplies of Christmas ornaments, glue, glitter, q-tips, coffee filters and ribbon. Crafty Tip: Coffee filters are my favorite item for using with glitter. The glitter doesn’t stick to the filter and you can easily pour your excess right back into the container.
I dipped my q-tip into the glue (any glue will do) and quickly “drew” out a paw and four toes. You need to work quickly for this part because the glue tends to dry quickly. When the “drawing” is done, you dump a good amount of glitter over the ornament (which is over the coffee filter), tap off the excess and voila, a Glitter Paw Ornament. I have great plans for a “Dog Christmas Tree” this year and these are going to be featured in mass quantities.
I used an empty egg container to hold the ornaments while the glue dried completely, then added ribbon. Eek, I’m in love with these!
I take care of dogs for friends and family and this year I want to thank them (and their dogs) for trusting me with their animals throughout the year. As I was making this ornament, I thought this would be a great “tag” for the gift bag that will hold the dog biscuits. Sshhh. It’s a secret.
Question of the Day: Do you send out Christmas cards and if you do, are they handmade, store-bought or email?
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