DIY & Crafts

DIY dog bone holiday ornament

By: Alyssa Ashton

Photography by Ryan Brook Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Ryan Brook

DIY & Crafts

DIY dog bone holiday ornament

By: Alyssa Ashton
Click here for a larger image of the ornament.

Here's what you'll need:

-10 small Milk Bone dog treats
-Black cardstock
-4 popsicle sticks
-Mod Podge
-5.5 x 5.5 inch photo of your pet
-Paw print ribbon, available at craft stores or choose ribbon in the colour of your choice

Step 1: Cut out a piece of black cardstock, 5.5 x  5.5 inches in size.

Step 2: To create your picture frame, you need to cut out the centre of your cardstock. Measure a 5 x 5 inch inner frame on your cardstock. Pierce the middle of the cardstock with scissors, so you can cut out the inside of your frame. This will leave you with a picture frame that is 5.5 x 5.5 inches with a ½ inch width.

Step 3: To give your frame support, glue a popsicle stick on each of the four sides. This will now be the backside of your ornament.

Step 4:
On the front side of your ornament, glue on the Milk Bones. You will want three Milk Bones across the bottom and top of the frame and two on each of the sides.

Step 5: Paint one layer of Mod Podge on the Milk Bones to seal them and give them a shiny finish. Let dry.

Step 6:
On the back of your ornament, place glue on each of the corners and stick on your photo.

Step 7: To finish off the backside of your ornament, cut out another piece of cardstock, 5.5 x 5.5 inches in size. Glue it onto the back of your ornament.

Step 8: Using the ribbon, create a bow of the size of your choice. Glue the ends to the back of the ornament so it can hang from the tree. Let dry.

Please note that this craft is for decorative purposes only. DO NOT feed the ornament to your dog.

Looking for more pet crafts? Make a personalized holiday ornament for your dog.

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DIY dog bone holiday ornament