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DIY Sparkly Pet-Friendly Ornaments (+ Free Dog Reindeer Print)

Make a little holiday magic that's sweet, simple and safe for everyone to enjoy.

The most wonderful time of the year is here! If you’d love to start adding some holiday sparkle to your home safely, you’ll love these easy DIY pet-friendly ornaments.

I’ve been in the full holiday spirit since Thanksgiving day (when I made these Apple Pumpkin Pie dog chews!) and went out and bought a little artificial tree the next morning.

Usually my husband, myself, and Coco are traveling the majority of December, so we never bothered putting up a Christmas tree before. But this year we are spending Christmas in our home and the family is coming to us, hooray!

I’ve always had the luxury of not having to purchase Christmas ornaments to display throughout our apartment, so it never dawned on me until last week how quickly those pretty items can add up.

Like everyone else I’m on a budget. But hey, I still want the glitz!

Well, not so much glitz that it tempts my dog to go yanking down the tree. I don’t think she would, but it’s probably not something I want to risk.

So when I came across this beautiful ornament by Anthropologie, it hit me – sparkly DIY Christmas ornaments that are pet and budget friendly, and can be made in seconds. Problem solved!

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DIY Sparkly Pet-Friendly Ornaments

How to Make DIY Pet-Friendly Ornaments

You’ll need:

– 1 pack of clear bulb ornaments (available at your local craft store or via Amazon)
– Silver or gold tinsel (pick them up cheap at the dollar store!)
– Scissors
– Pencil

How to make DIY Sparkly Pet-Friendly Ornaments


1. Cut 1-2 inch pieces of tinsel or longer, based on the size of your DIY Christmas ornament and how ‘filled’ you want them to look. It’s your preference, try mixing it up!
2. Remove the ornament cap and begin pushing the tinsel inside the ornament. Use a pencil to help get all of the little fly-aways inside.
3. Place cap back on and use ribbon or wire to hang on the tree, and you’re done!

How to make Pet-Friendly Ornaments

Free download: Dog Reindeer Print

Thanks to my inexpensive and pet friendly ornaments, my sparkly winter wonderland came together quite nicely. 

To finish off my holiday decorations with an added touch of wintery wonder, I made a custom winter reindeer dog print (as a designer I always love adding custom prints to my wall!)

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and can find a spot on your wall or shelf for this whimsical wall art print.

You can download the print for free here.

Happy Holidays!!

Free printable - dog reindeer print
Budget & Pet Friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments + Free Printable

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7 responses to “DIY Sparkly Pet-Friendly Ornaments (+ Free Dog Reindeer Print)”

  1. Taylor says:

    Love these great DIY ideas!

  2. Tina says:

    Simple but elegant.. I love it…

  3. Jessica says:

    What a great idea! Beautiful!

  4. Thanks everyone, I hope you enjoy them! Happy Holidays xx

  5. Offshore Company says:

    Thank you for the quality content in your page on Budget & Pet Friendly DIY Ornaments + Free Printable | Pretty Fluffy!


  6. Britt says:

    Oh my goodness the printable looks just like my Ridgeback. Will definitely be printing this and framing…thank you!

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