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.
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.
- leather remnant
- 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)
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 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.
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.
Insert the split ring through the hole and attach to your pet’s collar.
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.