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DIY Dog Leash Holder

It’s no secret that I have a thing for dogs! Clearly – I named my first blog after my own rescue dog Charlie. He’s been with us for 11 years and counting. Best. Dog. Ever. When you have a dog, you have a leash. And you need somewhere to hang that leash. So today, I’m showing you how to a DIY dog leash holder for those special fur babies in your life.  It’ll take you about 10 minutes and less than $5. And it’s simple and basic – no fancy skills required!

This is short and sweet.

Supplies for the DIY Dog Leash Holder

  • scrap wood (mine is a scrap 2×4 that I cut down to about 6″ in length)
  • hooks
  • command strips or any other way to attach it to the wall
  • paint
  • drill/screwdriver

And that’s all you need!

We have a small area by the garage door with hooks that holds jackets, back packs, hats, and other random stuff that gets dumped in there.

Charlie dog is a little special. He can’t use just a regular leash and collar. He’s got a big head, but that joker figured out how to turn around and slip right out of his collar/leash once.

And if you want a laugh, picture this girl – 8 months pregnant in the Georgia July heat trying to chase after her wild dog. It wasn’t pretty. Anyway, after that, he graduated to one of those stretchy nylon collars.

However, he’s had some neck/shoulder injuries so now he has a harness. Needless to say, the harness takes up a lot of room in our little mudroom area. So that’s where this DIY comes in. Brown dog is getting his own hooks!


Cut down your wood to whatever size you want. If you have multiple fur babies, then I would make it a little longer than 6 inches so everyone can have their own hook. Paint it any color you want.

I used brown and painted a white paw on it. Let it dry and then attach your hooks. Drill a small pilot hole with your drill so your screws will go in easier and then add your hooks. Throw some command strips on the back and wallah! You are done and your sweet fur baby has their own DIY leash holder.

Hooks with hats and bags and a dog leash holder in a mudroom.

And here’s a pic of my sweet brown dog Charlie that inspired this easy DIY Leash Holder!

Black and white photo of a large dog on a couch.



Sunday 30th of July 2017

So cute! I have a few friends that would love this. #HomeMattersParty


Monday 31st of July 2017

Thanks so much!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Thursday 27th of July 2017

I have four rescue dogs so I totally get this. Love the adorable dog paw print on the holder. #HomeMattersParty


Thursday 27th of July 2017

Thank you Donna! You could definitely make a larger one for all your fur babies!

Nicole (@momfindsout)

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

I need to make a leash holder. We can NEVER find the leash when we are wanting to walk the dog because it gets put away in all sorts of weird places. #HomeMattersParty


Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Thank you Nicole! I can relate to that! Looking for the leash under piles of other stuff!

Life With Lorelai

Monday 24th of July 2017

Cute, simple, and functional idea for a leash holder. Love the paw print! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai


Monday 24th of July 2017

Thank you Lorelai! I love a simple DIY!

Elise Cohen Ho

Friday 21st of July 2017

This is quite cute. I am sending it to my dog loving friend.


Friday 21st of July 2017

Thank you Elise! And thanks for sharing it!