What better way to remember and cherish the major impact your pet has in your life than with a piece of custom pet art. It’s unique, beautiful, and highlights how special the connection is between your furry friend and your family. Add a special piece of art to your home with these 5 awesome art ideas:

Custom Pet Portrait

We all have a favorite photo of our pet – the one that pulls at our heartstrings and makes us smile just looking at it. Consider turning that photo into a beautiful pet portrait to showcase on your wall. With so many different options for creating a one-of-a-kind design, you can purchase the exact size and style to match your home décor, making it a statement piece you’re going to love.

Where to use it: For a single pet portrait, hang above your pet’s crate or bed for a playful take on their favorite hangout. If you’re looking to impress, consider purchasing two or three pieces to make a complete photo series, perfect for hanging above the couch.

Professional Pet Photo Shoot

Every photographer has a favorite specialty, so why not find a pet photographer to create your next project? Many pet photographers are experienced in capturing the subtle and unique personality of your pet without being invasive. Before booking, always ask the photographer if they have any location preference (whether in your home, at a park, or in the studio), as different environments are going to offer different photo styles. Prepare for the photo shoot by sending your pet to the groomer, so they’re looking their best. 

Where to use it: Select your favorite photos to hang as a collage or have them printed as a personal tribute in a photo book. You can arrange to have photos done yearly to watch how your pet ages, documenting the subtle changes as they grow up.

Incorporate Salt Dough Ornaments

Although this option may not work well for exceptionally large breeds, creating a unique Christmas ornament can be accomplished with a simple dough recipe (salt, flour, and water) and your pet. Create the dough and place the flattened disc on the ground.  Using a straw, create a small hole for the ribbon or thread to enter after cooking. Gently coax your pet on to the disc, being sure to apply firm, even pressure as you imprint their paw. After the ornaments are cooked and cooled, decorate them to match any Christmas décor. 

Where to use this: Although salt dough ornaments are typically found at Christmas time, you don’t have to put them away when the holidays are over. Purchase a beautiful stand to display your colorful pet art creations at any time of year. These also make wonderful gifts for friends and family members – so don’t forget to make a few of them.

Paw Print Art

Instead of trying to create something specific, allow your pet to embrace their inner artist with some fun paw print art. Simply grab a canvas and some acrylic (water-based) paint. Apply paint to your pup’s paws by dipping or painting them directly into the colors and let them walk across the canvas you’ve chosen.

If you’re looking for a unique spin on their art, consider printing a high quality black and white photograph of their portrait to decorate. The bright colors with the black and white photos are a fantastic mix of modern meets pet tribute.

Customized Pillow or Blanket

Although you may love cuddling with your pet, having a versatile piece of art that doubles as something snuggly are the perfect piece of art for any home. With beautiful pillows and cozy throws that can be customized with your pet’s photo, it will be a standout conversation piece at any gathering.

Where to use this: Having a blanket or pillow can be used as a conversational piece in any room, from the living room to a spare bedroom. Custom blankets and pillows are also a fantastic way to memorialize a pet that has passed, so their memory lives on for years to come.