DIY DOG LEASH HOLDER

Are you tired of putting your dogs leash’s and/or collars on your tables, couches, or just tossed all over the place? Well this just may be the project for you! I know we could go out and buy something that says “DOG” written across it with 3 little hooks, but I wanted mine to be a little more personable with maybe a name or a picture attached to it. So I came up with this:

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Wanna know how I did it? Well it was very simple! All you need is a cute pup like mine and the following supplies:

  • a wood plaque of any size or shape you’d like {got mine at Hobby Lobby – YUP!}
  • acrylic craft paint – two different colors – whatever colors or brands you’d like. I like to use whatever dries fastest because I can be impatient during this step.
  • painters tape
  • three knobs of your choice {again, I got mine at Hobby Lobby}
  • super glue
  • 4×5 picture frame
  • ribbon
  • a super cute puppy [optional]

Remember, you can always change up any of these steps and supplies to make it your own unique style =)

This was also an older project of mine, therefore I didn’t get a TON of pictures for ya. But it’s still pretty easy with just the instructions.

  1. first things first – painting your wood plaque! This is the shape I decided on for this project:  Image I began by painting the entire plaque with white acrylic paint. After about 30 mins I gave it another coat and let it dry for about an hour.
  2. after the second coat of paint was dried I taped of the plaque with painters tape about every               1 ½ inches to paint some green stripes on there. You can paint chevrons, stars, hearts, UFO’s, whatever your little heart desires =) Then I let that dry for a couple of hours.
  3. after my plaque was finished drying I then measured out exactly where I wanted my knobs to go, marked it with a pencil, and super glued them right on! As simple as that! (if only! I actually tried to drill holes through the plaque and screw the knobs in the back, but the plaque started bending and splitting in a few places. SO then I tried what any normal DIYer would: I pulled out my hot glue gun. That wasn’t smart. The knobs were falling off two minutes into the glue drying. I finally decided this was a job for super glue! You’re welcome!!)
  4. after my whole knob experience was over I went to my printer and fed it some glossy photo paper for my itsy bitsy photo frame (normally I wouldn’t recommend printing your own picture because most of the time it turns out blurry, but for something as small as this one it worked just fine)
  5. I cleaned the inside glass of the photo frame about 7 times before I placed my photo in there (OCD much?) and then placed the cardboard back in behind the photo and super glued the frame right onto the wood plaque. Easy peasy! Just make sure you measure out the middle of the plaque and once you have it centered where you want it you’re good to glue away.
  6. finally, I cut some ribbon and super glued that to the back of the plaque. I decided to super glue it in two different places and just tie a bow at the top…but you can do this however you’d like.
  7. hang the plaque up, add some dog leash’s to the knobs and BAM! You’ve just completed your own personal dog leash holder!

Whatcha think??!

Image                                         Lola seems to like love it! ;PImage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t wait to share my next project with ya’ll! Have a great week!

-ashleigh.

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