Making ornaments or crafts with your family can be a great tradition. Paw print gifts are a great addition to any holiday season.
First off, let’s talk about Salt Dough ornaments. They are extremely popular, especially around holidays. They are inexpensive and easy, however they can also be deadly. DEADLY?! Yes, you read that right. Those seemingly innocent equal parts salt and dough can be toxic to our furry friends. Although salt and dough by themselves in small amounts are not poisonous to our pets, it’s the large amount of salt that is the problem. And something about the sodium draws pets to be more interested in salt dough ornaments. When they are ingested, your pet can become ill with Salt Toxicosis. Symptoms include, vomiting, diarrhea, walking “drunk,” coma and even death. Read one family’s heart wrenching story about how salt dough ornaments changed their lives forever.
With that being said, there are still plenty of other great paw print gifts and crafts you make with your pets. And we’ve got the top 5 here!
1. Garden Stepping Stone
What pet parents wouldn’t love to display this cute little garden stone in their yard? Check out the tutorial from Learn2Grow!
2. Paw Print Flowers
I have to admit, I have never seen this one before, but it was instant love once I did! This is truly a beautiful gift to make for a loved one. Get all of the details here at Crafty Morning.
3. Family Hand and Paw Print Wall Hang Plank
Get the whole family involved with this sweet and simple hand and paw print plank. Find the tips and tricks to pull it off at here at Home Made Interest.
4. Classic Framed Prints
Stick to the classics with a simple print and script. Then you can add a splash of color with a funky frame or matting; it makes for a great contrast with the black and white print. Learn how they did it on So Not Donna Reed.
5. Pet Safe Paw Print Ornament
Just because Salt Dough Ornaments aren’t the best for our pets, it doesn’t mean that we have to throw that idea out the window! Grab a pet safe kit and safely preserve your pet’s paw print in a precious ornament without the worry.
Making gifts and keepsakes will never go out of style and will always be appreciated by loved ones. Do you have a favorite paw print gift or craft? Let us know what you’ve tried in the comments below!