A Chic DIY Monogrammed Dog Tag

Add some style to your best friend's next walk with this too-cool-for-school custom leather dog tag.

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Sometimes a regular ol' dog tag is not the right accessory for your pampered pooch. Sure, the purpose of dog tags is to provide vital information in case your pet gets lost. However, there are no rules about adding a stylish tag to their collar for a little extra flare. Leather is durable and easy to work with in craft projects. This monogrammed dog tag only takes a small amount of leather and can be made in less than 10 minutes.

Monogrammed Leather Dog Tags

Monogrammed Leather Dog Tags

Make your furry friend a custom monogrammed leather dog tag.

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Debbie Wolfe

Supplies

Monogrammed Leather Dog Tag Supplies

Monogrammed Leather Dog Tag Supplies

Only a few supplies are needed to make a custom dog tag.

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Debbie Wolfe

  • leather remnant
  • scissors
  • tape (use washi or any low tack tape)
  • split ring
  • leather hole puncher
  • 1.5 inch round cookie cutter (or anything round for a template)
  • leather letter stamps and hammer (optional)
  • craft paint (optional)
  • decoupage glue or sealant (optional if you paint it)
Cut Shapes Out of the Leather

Cut Shapes Out of the Leather

Use a cookie cutter as a template to cut shapes out of the leather.

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Debbie Wolfe

Use a 1.5 inch cookie cutter (or anything round similar in size) and trace a circle onto the back side of the leather remnant. Cut out the circle. Paint it at this point if you want and let it dry.

Secure the Leather with Tape Before Stamping

Secure the Leather with Tape Before Stamping

Secure the leather tag with a piece of tape to help prevent the disk from slipping when you stamp.

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Debbie Wolfe

Secure the leather disk to a table top with tape. Fit the leather stamp tool with the letter you are going to use. Center in on the leather disk and give it a gentle tap or two to make an impression into the leather. Alternatively, if you do not want to invest in a set of leather stamps, you can paint a letter on the the leather disk with craft paint. Remove the tape and then seal the paint on the disk with decoupage or sealant.

Punch Hole at Top of Leather Dog Tag

Punch Hole at Top of Leather Dog Tag

Use a leather hole puncher tool to make a hole at the top of the tag.

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Debbie Wolfe

Once the sealant is dry, use the leather hole puncher to make a small hole above the stamped letter, about ⅛ of an inch from the rim.

Add a Split Ring to the Top of the Leather Dog Tag

Add a Split Ring to the Top of the Leather Dog Tag

Add a split ring to the top of the leather dog tag so you can slip it on to the dog's collar.

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Debbie Wolfe

Insert the split ring through the hole and attach to your pet’s collar.

Custom Monogrammed Leather Dog Tag Looks Great on Any Pet

Custom Monogrammed Leather Dog Tag Looks Great on Any Pet

Your furry best friend will look good in a custom leather dog tag.

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Debbie Wolfe

Another way to add a splash of color to the stamped monogram is to highlight the letter with contrasting paint. Either way you choose to do it, a customized leather dog tag will look dashing on your fur baby.

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