Easy & Inexpensive DIY Gift Idea For A Dog Lover

I found this package of four, round galvanized ornaments in the Christmas Craft section of a Hobby Lobby store.  I don't think they are available online. They were priced at $3.99, but they were 50% off for the month of November.

Of course I purchased them thinking of semi-homemade ornaments, but that's not what happened!


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I decided to team up the ornaments with this 1" x 6" x 6" Cedar Fence Picket from Menard's.

The piece of fence picket board I found in the garage was 29" long.  This size worked well.


As usual with these cedar pickets, I first brushed on a coat of Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator.   Next, I brushed on two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.  I didn't paint all the way to the edges of the board.  I left it unevenly painted.  A sponge brush works well for this technique.
This paw stencil is also from Hobby Lobby.  I have only used it on one other project.


I laid the largest paw stencil at the top of the dog eared picket.  

I stenciled the paw using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

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Next, very small holes were made in the ornaments with a drill.  

Three of the galvanized ornaments were spaced out between the paw and the board bottom.  They were nailed on with very short nails.

A saw tooth hanger was added to the back top of the board.

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Tree House round ceramic magnets from Hobby Lobby hold the dog photos to the galvanized ornament.

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Here, I painted the magnet top with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain and stenciled it with the smallest paw print stencil and Fusion in Ash.

I think I prefer the magnets plain.

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These two pugs and a puggle belong to my daughter!

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So easy!  Put the frames away and display your photos in creative and fun ways.


What a crew!

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1 comment

  1. I love this idea! Never seen anything like this before, and thank you for sharing Carlene!

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