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All you need is love and a dog. That just about sums it up. So to say Happy Valentine’s Day to our furry friends create a leash holder. And all you need to give your pup a customized leash holder is a decorative piece of wood, and a heart hook.
Start off by printing out the saying “All you need is love and a dog” on the computer. Now if you are lucky enough to have a cutting machine it will make your life easier. I don’t so I am going to show you how to transfer it the old fashioned way. Let’s get started, shall we?
Lightly sand the wood if needed. Then paint it. I thought about leaving the wood naked but decided I wanted the saying and hook to shine. The white paint makes the hook pop. I love how clear and fresh the Everlasting white paint is.
To transfer the saying on the wood I tried something different. After I decided on the placement of the saying I taped the words down. Then I took an old pen and traced around the letters. Notice how I didn’t use the transfer paper. The wood is soft enough so when I traced around the letters it created an indentation. Fill the letters in with craft paint.
Sand the piece lightly, enough to smooth it out but not to distress. Predrill a hole for the screw for the hook and the sawtooth hanger.
Use the Deco Art Varnish to protect the dog leash hanger. Add the sawtooth hanger and the hook to the front.
Hang it up and now enjoy long walks with the pooch. All you need is love and a dog and all is right with the world. And for your keys take a look at the key holder I made.