DIY Dog Leash Holder
Make a cute hanging holder for your best friend's leash.
- piece of scrap wood (sized to your preference)
- hanging hooks and hardware
- picture frame hanging hardware
- paint and brush
- marker or paint pen
- photo of your dog’s head(s)
- drill with bits or screwdrivers
Our dogs have unique personalities: Crash is moody and stubborn, Rocky is mellow and sweet and Lola is a bundle of energy. We came up with a way to hang their leashes that's as distinctive as their personalities. This fun, graphic leash holder also makes it obvious to our kids which leash belongs to which dog. Instead of writing the dog’s names on the board, we decided to mark each hook with the dog’s head silhouette. Of course, our dogs all have distinct silhouettes, to make this project particularly fun.
Paint the Board
Sand and paint the wood board.Let it dry (Image 1). Find the center of the board and mark it lightly with a pencil (Image 2).
Trace around the photos of the dog heads to fill in any space and to help make the silhouette stand out better (Image 1). Cut out one of the photo heads and place it in the center of the board (you will work from the center out). You can you a piece of carbon paper to help transfer the photo onto the board or press firmly down with your pencil to leave an impression of the outline (Image 2). You only need to trace the outline. Repeat with the other photo heads.
Fill in the outlines with darker paint than the background paint color. You can use the marker or paint pen to trace the outline first to get a crisp contrast. Let it dry.
Place the hooks about 1/2 inch below each head (image 1). Flip the board around and add two framing loops on the opposite ends of the board (Image 2).
Hang your leash caddy and try out the hooks: this holder is a fun way to show off how special your pets are.