DIY Paw Print Sign Tutorial | Anchors Aweigh


DIY Paw Print Sign Tutorial

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If you know me or have read this blog for any length of time, you know that I love my dog! Like, I really love my dog. She is my child and best girlfriend, and she brings so much joy into our lives. She gives McKayla Maroney a run for her money with her unimpressed demeanor and likes to hunt any furry things she can get her paws on. She loves playing with other dogs, hunting, and us (probably in that order), and we can't imagine our lives without her!

Here's the little beauty making sure we capture her best pupper angle.

When we moved to the new house, I knew I wanted to create a little sign to go above her water bowl. I had an idea of what I wanted and knew a basic color scheme I wanted to stay within so that it would match our house, but other than that, I pretty much winged it. For once, winging it has paid off. I absolutely love how it turned out! I took an imprint of her little paw, which was one of the better ideas I've had if I do say so myself. You know you're an obsessed dog mom when you think your pup's paw print is the cutest thing ever. I thought I would share a little step by step tutorial for any other furball-obsessed friends out there, so here we go!

First, gather your supplies. You will need a picture frame, a piece of scrapbook paper, white card stock, sticker letters to spell your pup's name, burlap, a foam brush, Crayola washable paint, and baby wipes. A quick trip to your local craft store, and you will be good to go. 

I removed the glass on my frame, but that's completely up to you. I liked the look without the glass and wasn't really worried about protecting my sign, but feel free to add the glass at the end if your little heart so desires. 

First, cut your scrapbook paper to fit your picture frame and place it inside your frame. 

Next, cut out the shape of a bone in your burlap. I Googled "dog bone clipart", printed out the shape, and traced that onto my burlap, but if you can freehand and still come out with a halfway decent end product, then by all means. I rolled clear tape on the back of the bone and stuck that to the paper.

Now, add your sticker letters to your bone and spell your dog's name. Be mindful of how long or short the name is when selecting your stickers. 

And now for the fun part. Or, I should say, the "fun for me" part. Jenny was not impressed, but what else is new? Cut out a square of white card stock and set aside. With your foam brush, brush the washable paint over the pad of your dog's paw until the paw is well covered. Gently press the paw to your card stock, remove, and wipe thoroughly with the baby wipes until the paint is completely gone. 

Obviously, Jenny is not a fan of arts and crafts. I would call up Grumpy Cat and see if he wanted a canine counterpart if Jenny wouldn't try to eat Grumpy Cat the minute she saw him. 

Tape your card stock paw print onto your frame, and you are done! Step back and admire your creation. 

Since Jenny was such a trooper, I rewarded her with a new yummy treat I snatched up at Target. I picked up a bag of Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks and am so glad I did! I am a big label reader when it comes to my dog and avoid giving her "junk food" as much as I can, so these treats sold me when I saw they were grain free with no corn, wheat, or soy, and chicken is the first ingredient.

These natural dog snacks are also crafted in small batches in Arkansas with no poultry by-product meal. To me, that just screams quality. I think Jenny could tell a difference too, because as soon as she smelled them, she went nuts. She needed that treat in her mouth pronto, and I obliged.

If you find yourself roaming the aisles or Target, stop in the pet aisle and pick up a bag of these treats for your furbaby. Make sure you remember the Target Cartwheel URL offer: 10% off Purina Beyond Dog Snacks, available 10/4-10/31. And as a snippet of advice from me to you, if you have not yet downloaded the Target Cartwheel app, please do it now. It's free savings on the stuff you were already going to buy anyway. It's a no-brainer, yall.

Have you made any fun pet-related crafts recently? Any go-to dog treats? Do tell!


Jen said...

I love this so much! :) I may have to try it.

Amy said...

ahhh this is so freaking cute!

Bailey Kay said...

So this is the cutest craft EVER! I should do one with Frankie. I am to Frankie as you are to Jenny haha!

Jaredamy said...

What a great idea! I wish I would have thought of this sooner-it came out great! -Amy #Client

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

I love Jenny. And I want to make this craft with Scout!!! Love the Makayla Maroney reference too. ;)

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

Unknown said...

She is so cute!! I LOVE this craft idea! And these snacks-- awesome! Thanks for sharing! #client

Unknown said...

This is such a super cute idea!! I love our fur baby, but I'm horrible at DIY projects haha I may have to try this one though!

Unknown said...

Well you have a great idea! I will have to start gathering the supplies to make one. I can't wait to get started!

Lisa C said...

Jenny is such a majestic creature, haha.


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