Occasionally I have an uncontrollable urge for an Arts & Crafts day. This time, the inspiration hit me to make something useful for our household. Lorry and I always misplace Bagel’s leash and harness and then spend at least ten minutes looking for it before we can take her out for walkies. The solution: a dog leash hanger!
Feeling a little creative? This one is really easy to DIY.
- (Chalkboard) paint
- Paint brush
- Wall hooks and screws
- Chalk (optional)
- Your dog’s leash/harness/collar
Go to the craft store for the supplies. Pick out a piece of wood that suits your liking, it can be any shape or size. I went for a little picket fence, perfect for a doggy-themed crafts day. Grab some paint; I decided on chalkboard paint for that customizable look. Last thing, get some wall hooks (screws are usually included).
Paint the piece of wood. For chalkboard paint, the instructions said two coats of paint and a drying time of 24 hours. Once dry, you condition the chalkboard by rubbing some chalk over it.
Find a slogan! You can create your own slogan or find inspiration on Etsy:
Wag more. Bark less
Sit. Stay. Smile
Dogs welcomed. People tolerated
…all great ones. Now grab a piece of chalk and write that slogan on there. (Depending on the size of your piece of wood, you might want to start with Step 4 and then do Step 3.)
Screw the wall hooks onto the wood with a screwdriver. You can add as many hooks as you need (for a leash, a harness, a collar or maybe even your own keys).
DONE! Admire your masterpiece! You can now hang it up in a convenient location: maybe near the front door or right outside the house. Losing your dog’s leash is a thing of the past, and you have a cute DIY conversation starter right by your door.