Easy DIY Project: Dog Leash Hanger

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
You’ve seen them on Etsy, and now you can do it yourself (at more than half off the price). Our crafty pal Kendal Giffin outlines how to make a fashionable and functional Dog Leash Hanger.

We love French Cottage chic and it’s so hot right now. Painted-white distressed on reclaimed wood – it looks amazing in any décor. What we don’t like are the trendy price tags on these pieces. But our pal, Kendal Giffin, is super crafty and super helpful. That’s why she put together easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to make this rustic Dog Leash Hanger (with treat/poop bag jar)


  • Wood board (we used 2.5 ft., but you can use any length)
  • Mason jar
  • Hose Clamp
  • Stain (Optional)
  • Chalk Paint
  • Colored paint (Optional)
  • Small paint brush (Optional)
  • Stencil for letters or Letter Stickers
  • Hook
  • Sandpaper
  • Picture Hangers


  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver


  • Using the chalk paint, lightly brush your piece of wood. Don’t use too much – you want that distressed look. (If you would like to stain it beforehand, ensure it’s completely dry before painting.)
  • Once the paint has completely dried, take the sand paper and sand it down to your desired distressed look.
  • Screw/hammer the picture hangers on the back of the board. Place two on either side of the wood, so that the weight is evenly distributed.
  • Using the Hose Clamp, tighten it around the top of the Mason jar until you have a rough idea where you will be drilling a hole in the center of the clamp.
  • Remove the clamp from the jar and drill a hole into the centre of the clamp so it can be screwed into the board. Once the clamp is in fastened into place, you can insert the jar and tighten into place.
  • You can now stencil in or use the stickers to customize your pet’s name. I found using a ruler helped to keep the letters straight.
  • Screw on your hook and you’re ready to hang your leash and treat holder.
Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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