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DIY Heart Keepsake Dog Ornament

 

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I’ve always wanted to make a special ornament with the dogs. Something that will always remind me of them, a small piece of them.

Clay paw ornaments seem to be the way to go with most pet owners but I don’t think that there would be enough clay in the kit to make a clay circle big enough for a Newfie paw AND I’m thinking that the hair on the bottom of the paw would not make the best impression in the clay.

I would have 37 fits of rage trying to make it perfect which eventually would cause me to roll the clay up into a ball and forcefully throw it in the garbage with tears running down my face.  That’s just the vision that dances around in my head.

I need something a little easier, something that’s not going to throw me into 37 fits of rage during the holiday season.

Enter in the easiest DIY dog ornament ever.

Here’s what you need:

  • Plain glass ornament that you can fill. You can use any kind of ornament that you want. I opted for heart shaped ones that I ordered off of Amazon. They cost a little bit more than the traditional round glass ornaments but I was really happy with the quality when they arrived. 
  • Dog hair. We all have enough of this, right? I was able to get enough to fill the heart ornament with 4 passes of the brush through Sherman’s hair.
  • Marker. A marker that writes on glass. I picked one up from a local craft store for about $3.
  • Ribbon. This is optional but if you want to make it super cute, you can easily add in a little bow on the top.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Collect enough dog hair from your dog to fill the ornament. For me, it was about a handful. 
  • Remove top from ornament.
  • Stuff dog hair inside of the ornament. I used a crochet hook to pack it in there. 
  • Write the name of your dog on the outside of the ornament 
  • Tie or glue the bow on if you so desire. I found this really easy way to make a small bow using a fork!

That’s it!

 

I love the way that ours came out and now I will forever have a piece of Sherman and Leroy with me!

Since the writing of this post, I’ve had quite a few people tell me how thankful they are that they took a few minutes to do this, especially once their dog has passed away.

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CATHY BENNETT

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Super sweet idea.

Jen

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Thanks Cathy!

How Sam Sees It

Saturday 28th of January 2017

What a cute idea! I'll definitely have to try that - although poor Ramble's ornament will be empty. ;)

Monty, Harlow, and Ramble - the nekkid dog

Jen

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Awwww, we have tons of extra that we could donate!

Monika & Sam

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Completely adorable! And kudos for such nice handwriting on a curved surface. I'm not sure I could do that without botching it up. Well done!

Jen

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Ha! Thanks Monika, my hand was shaking a little bit!

Hundebloghaus

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Hi Jen, nice hearts filled with a very special present ;-)... Very nice idea. I will keep it in mind for next Christmas.

Fluffy greetings from us Danni & Watson

Jen

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Thanks so much! :)

Crystal

Thursday 26th of January 2017

These are super cute. It might take me about six months to get enough hair off of my dogs to fill those, though!

Jen

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Hahaha! I bet smaller ornaments would work!

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