DIY Leash Holder (Step-by-Step Photos)

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DIY Leash Holder

Here’s a great way to keep your dog’s leash organized and within reach: a DIY leash holder! This project is simple and quick, and you likely have all the supplies you need already. Plus, it’s a fun way to show off your personality and style.

it’s a fun project you can do yourself in less than an hour! This project is perfect for anyone, even if you’re not crafty. This article will show you, step-by-step how to make your own dog leash holder.

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Just follow the simple instructions and you’ll have a place to keep all your dog’s leashes neat and tidy.

We made this string art leash holder with black thread and gray paint. However, feel free to change it up and use any colors you want.

To hang this leash holder on the wall, you can either screw it right through the board to attach it to the wall. Or you can drill two holes in it and run some twine through it. One other option would be to attach a picture hanger on the back.

If you still need to leash-train your dog, be sure to make up a batch of these homemade dog training treats!

DIY Dog Leash Holder with the leash hanging from it.

Time: about 30 min plus paint dry time
Makes: 1 Leash Holder
Skill: Medium

Supplies needed to make a DIY Dog Leash Holder

  • White Craft Paint
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Paw Print Template
  • Paint Brush
  • Self Sticking Wall Hook
  • Scissors
  • 1 Skein Black Embroidery Thread
  • Hammer
  • 1 5×7 Wood Plaque (or larger)
  • Small Nails
A piece of wood is being painted gray.

How to Make a DIY Dog Leash Holder

Mix the paint with the color you want. You can do it on the plaque or on a dish. Then use the paintbrush to cover the front and all sides of the plaque. Allow it to fully dry before moving to the next step.

With a dry paintbrush, dip in white paint, and then blot a few times to get most of the paint off. Then lightly brush it over the grey on the plaque. Keep doing this until you get the look you want. Allow to fully dry.

Print the paw print template and cut it out.

Lay the template over the painted plaque. The top of the paper should be right at the top of the plaque. Start hammering in the nails at the edge of the black paw.

Gray wood with paw print paper on it with nails hammered around the paper

You want to hammer the nails just in enough so they hold but not so much they go through the board. You don’t want nails to stick through to the other side.

Nails should be spaced about 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. Be sure to go around the pad of the paw and then around the toes.

Paper being remove from under the nails

When you have nails around the paw pad and toes, rip the paper out from around the nails.

Tie one end of the string to one of the nails on the pad.

String being wrapped around the nails in the board

Then wrap the string around each nail around the pad until you are all the way around.

After it is all the way around the pad, start going back and forth to the other nails to fill in the center.

The string is wrapped over nails to fill in the center of paw pad

When it is filled to your liking, tie it off on a different nail than you started with. Cut off the extra string.

Repeat the string steps for each of the toes.

Nails all covered in black string. Back peeled off of the back of the hook

The last thing you need to do is remove the sticker off the hook. Then place the hook right under the paw in the center of the plaque. Press firmly to make sure it is attached to the plaque.

Yield: 1

DIY Leash Holder

String Art Leash Holder with leash hanging from it.

Here's a great way to keep your dog's leash organized and within reach: a DIY leash holder! This project is simple and quick, and you likely have all the supplies you need already. Plus, it's a fun way to show off your personality and style.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • White Craft Paint
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Paw Print Template
  • Self Sticking Wall Hook
  • 1 Skein Black Embroidery Thread
  • 1 5×7 Wood Plaque (or larger)
  • Small Nails

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Paint Brush
  • Printer
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Mix the paint to the color you want. You can do it on the plaque or on a dish. Then use the paint brush to cover the front and all sides of the plaque. Allow it to fully dry before moving to the next step.
  2. With a dry paint brush, dip in white paint and then blot a few times to get most of the paint off. Then lightly brush it over the grey on the plaque. Keep doing this until you get the look you want. Allow to fully dry.
  3. Print the paw print template and cut it out.
  4. Lay the templet on the painted plaque. The top of the paper should be right at the top of the plaque. Start hammering in the nails at the edge of the black paw.
  5. You want to hammer the nails just in enough so they hold but not so much they go through the board. You don’t want nails to stick through to the other side.
  6. Nails should be spaced about 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. Be sure to go around the pad of the paw and then around the toes.
  7. When you have nails around the paw pad and toes, rip the paper out from around nails.
  8. Tie one end of the string to one of the nails on the pad.
  9. Then wrap the string around each nail around the pad until you are all the way around.
  10. After it is all the way around the pad, start going back and forth to the other nails to fill in the center.
  11. When it is filled to your liking, tie it off on a different nail than you started with. Cut off the extra string.
  12. Repeat steps the string steps to do each of the toes.
  13. The last thing you need to do is remove the sticker off the hook. Then place the hook right under the paw in the center of the plaque. Press firmly to make sure it is attached to the plaque.

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