Some of my fondest memories growing up were the “bum creatures” my Mom used to draw for us. She would sketch elephants, and pigs, and mice, and cats, and dogs. And they all had one thing in common. Big round bums 😀 My sister and I spent hours coloring them in and begging her to draw more. I really miss those “bum creatures” and I decided to draw my own version and make this adorable Scotty dog leash holder.
Scottish Terriers are my Mom’s favorite type of fur baby. They’re so comical with their boxy bodies, short legs, crazy beards, and quirky eyebrows. So it seemed fitting to use a Scotty for the dog leash holder since it’s my Mom’s “bum creature” drawings that inspired me in the first place 😀
It’s a quick and easy DIY and would make a lovely gift for someone who loves Scotties or any other kind of fur baby. If you’d like to make something similar, I’ve included the Scotty printable in the tutorial (If you’re a BIG fat corporate, please draw your own version. For everyone else, use and abuse and I hope you make lots of money 😉 ).
What you need
- A piece of wood (20 cm x 18 cm or7 7/8″ x 7″ )
- Single hook
- Craft paint
- Permanent marker
- Clear sealer
- Sawtooth hanger
- Free Scotty Printable or any other drawing of a fur baby’s bum 😉
How to Make the Scotty Dog Leash Holder
Start by prepping your piece of wood. It needs to be smooth enough to use as a canvas to paint the Scotty on. Since we cut our own, I gave it a quick sanding with 100 grit sandpaper followed by a 120 grit.
Stain or paint the block. I used some of our Rusty Nail Muti. It’s a DIY water-based stain that never fails us, and it’s so easy to make at home.
And I love how quickly it transforms “new wood” to “old wood” in a matter of minutes.
Once the paint or stain dries, transfer the Scotty image onto your prepared block of wood.
Grab those craft paint and paint her black. Okay, not quite black in my case 😉 I wanted the little Scotty to be a Charcoal Grey so I mixed up some black and white craft paint until I had the right color. You can paint the Scotty white if you’d like to make a Westie instead 😉 Remember to save some of the colors to paint the hook.
Paint the body and head of the Scotty.
And then paint in the eyes. When the paint dries outline the Scotty image with a Sharpie or permanent marker.
Now, all that’s left to do to turn the Scotty image into a dog leash holder is add a hook erhhmmm, I mean tail 😉
Place the hook kinda in the middle of her bum and screw it in. Why does that sound so wrong??? Seal the Scottie dog leash holder with a clear sealer or varnish to protect her from chipping and add a sawtooth hook on the back.
Pro Tip: Use a pair of pliers to protect your fingers when you hammer the little screws in.
And your Scotty dog leash holder is done.
Hang and enjoy 🙂
Don’t you just love it? The little Scotty dog leash holder didn’t even take 30 minutes to make and they’re a big hit at craft shows too.
If you like the idea of making a Scotty dog leash holder, don’t forget to pin it for later.
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And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.
This post is dedicated to our beautiful old girl Kayla, who sadly left us on the 9th of February to cross over the rainbow bridge. I miss you so very much my KP child.