This DIY Dog Leash Holder is a simple and inexpensive project to make with your Silhouette CAMEO!
DIY Dog Leash Holder
Do you have any furry friends in your home? We have two. Lola is a Carolina Dog who is almost 9 years old. We got her when she was 8 months old from a shelter when we lived in Charleston, SC. We also have Jax, a German Shepherd-Border Collie Mix, who is almost two. We adopted him from the local shelter when we just just 10 weeks old and he was the cutest puppy! They LOVE going on walks and their leashes are usually thrown haphazardly in the garage so I decided to make them a little wood leash holder.
Here’s what you’ll need to make one:
- 12″ x 12″ piece of wood (I buy 12″ x 48″ sheets of pine and cut them to size but Lowe’s or Home Depot will cut it for you if you ask.)
- A sheet of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper
- Repositionable Spray Adhesive
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Silhouette Hook
- Light Hold Cutting Mat (optional but really nice when working with paper stencils!)
- Two hooks with screws (mine were $1.99 each at World Market)
- Hanger for the back (triangle hangers, picture wire, etc)
- Silhouette Designs Used: Love is a four-legged word. For the dogs, I searched “dog” in the Silhouette Design store and used the German Shepherd and Husky because they look the most like my dogs)
I started by painting a coat of brown paint on the wood and letting it dry. Then I painted a streaky coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence to give it an aged look.
While it dried, I laid out my design. You’ll notice I changed the original design to better fit my 12″ x 12″ canvas. Making sure I left 3″ room at the bottom for the hooks, this was my final design:
Then I cut the stencil using the scrapbook paper. I used the Easy-Tack Repositionable Spray Adhesive to apply the stencil (including all the letter centers).
Next, I used a spouncer to lightly dab on a coat of off-white DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint.
After it dried about 5 minutes, I carefully removed the stencil, using the hook tool the help get those little letter centers off.
Then I screwed on the hooks with my drill. To keep them both 2″ from the side, I had to line them up with each dogs nose and not center them under the names. Which kind of drives me crazy that it’s not perfectly centered under each dog’s name…but it’s behind a door in the laundry room, so it will do!
I used a wire hanger on the back of my wood to hang the leash holder but you can use any type of picture holder you’d like.
The poor dogs went nuts when I hung their leashes since they thought it meant it was time for a walk. But it was 22 degrees out and I wasn’t bundling up myself and 3 kids so they had to wait for their dad to get home to walk them. Sorry, dogs.
Making signs is one of my very favorite things to do with my Silhouette!
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