How to Make a Cute Christmas Tag Ornament For Your Dog

The Crafty Pumpkins
by The Crafty Pumpkins
7 Materials
1 Hour

I needed an ornament for my dog. So, I found an easy and inexpensive way to do it by repurposing leftover pieces of wood. I love to repurpose whatever I can get my hands on!

DIY dog Christmas ornament on a tree

Tools and materials for the craft

Tools and materials:

  • One piece of 1/4" MDF, 3 1/2" x 6"
  • Stain
  • White paint
  • Jute String
  • 12" piece of 1/4" Christmas ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Glue gun
  • Christmas jingle bell
  • Black, white, and red vinyl
  • Cricut
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
Cutting the tag shape in MDF

1. Cut the tag shape

I cut the piece of MDF, 3 1/2" x 6" into a tag shape. Then, I drilled the hole on top to place the jute string to hang the ornament.

Painting the tag white

2. Paint

I painted the tag white. Once it dried, I lightly stained it to give it a rustic color.

Printed dog design

3. Print the design

I printed the ornament design on my Cricut.

Transfering the design onto the tag

4. Transfer the design

I transferred the design to the wooden tag.

Cutting the string

5. Tie the string

I cut a piece of jute string to use to hang the ornament.

Adding a Christmas bell

I added a Christmas bell to my ornament.

Decorating the ornament with ribbon

7. Decorate

I made a small ribbon bow, and hot glued it to the top of the ornament.

DIY dog Christmas ornament

DIY dog Christmas ornament

This is what my DIY dog Christmas ornament looks like! What do you think of this cute ornament idea? Let me know in the comments below.

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Suggested materials:
  • MDF   (Home Depot)
  • Vinyl   (Amazon)
  • Stain   (Home Depot)
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