DIY String Art Leash Holder

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Need a place to hang the leashes? Check out this cute and pretty easy DIY string art leash holder.
 String Art Leash Holder with leash hanging from it.

DIY String Art Leash Holder

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

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To hang this on the leash holder on the wall you can either screw 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 happen to still need to leash train your dog, be sure to make up a batch of these homemade dog training treats!

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

Supplies Needed:

  • 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

Paint wood gray

How To Make This Project:

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.

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.

Print the paw print templet and cut it out.

Lay the template 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.

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 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.

String being wrapped over nails to fill in 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 steps the string steps to do 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 String Art Leash Holder

String Art Leash Holder with leash hanging from it.

Need a place to keep your dog leash? Learn how to make this cute DIY string art leash holder. You can do with one hook or more!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Materials

  • 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

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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