I have spent the past week working in my basement…cleaning, organizing, and purging. The basement is our catch-all place and with the craft show that we participated in at the end of November and the holidays, things just went from bad to worse. I’ve pitched about 5 garbage bags of junk, gave many things away, and destroyed a bunch of private paperwork. It has been so liberating! While I was organizing my craft space (AGAIN) I came across the supplies I used to make some Christmas presents for my family.
Every year we buy for my brother, sister, and both of their families. Because of marriages and babies, the size of the families and number of families is growing. So, this year we decided to only spend $20 per family. Yes, $20 per FAMILY! We had to get creative and a bit crafty with our gifts to stick with the given budget.
My brother and a couple of his kiddos have all recently got puppies, so I thought a cute, practical gift of a leash hanger would come in handy, be easy to make, and fit well with my budget.
My Better Half cut up a pallet we had lying around into pieces about 15 inches long. I sealed up the wood with a coat of paint and then stenciled in the names of their dogs.
I found some inexpensive hooks at my local stuff-mart and attached them strategically on the painted boards.
I stapled a ribbon to the back of the board for hanging and that was it. Aren’t they cute!?
The pallet wood was free, the hooks were only a few dollars, I had the paint in my stash, and the ribbon was $2. I was able to make these leash hangers for just a couple dollars each and add them to my $20 family gift.
So, if you’re looking for a cute gift idea or a leash hanger for your furry friend, this is a simple, inexpensive project to make.