View Full Version : Can anyone help with this please

15-11-2009, 03:13 PM
Having searched the internet in vain for this I've decided to try making them but not really sure how to go about it.

Basically I would like to make a dog lead hanger with a picture of the dog breed and the dog's name underneath and obviously a hook or peg to hang the leads on.

I saw this stall at a craft show yesterday where they had taken paper pictures and somehow stuck them on to boxes and things and made it look like they were painted on.

I was thinking glue a picture of the dog breed on a piece of wood and then maybe a few coats of varnish to seal it all.

Would that work?

Am I making any sense at all?

I have 5 dogs to make these for. :eek:

15-11-2009, 03:18 PM
Are you talking about decoupage?

15-11-2009, 03:22 PM

I'm not really into arts and crafts. :sorry:

15-11-2009, 03:24 PM
I think that's what it's called. You can find decoupage stuff at the stores, definitely craft stores.

If you use glue you will likely have ripples.

15-11-2009, 04:12 PM
yep decoupage!! can you make me one too? lol

you need something like this

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any intersting article

How to Decoupage Anything | DoItYourself.com (http://www.doityourself.com/stry/decoupage)

I like a glue called mod podge- it's around 5 for a small bottle but you don't need much

15-11-2009, 05:01 PM
OK so glue picture to wood, smooth out wrinkles, dry, varnish loads of times and sand a few times. Add hook. Send to Brit. :D

15-11-2009, 05:05 PM
yep! we have one from our first boxer, Hobbes. It has 3 hooks- will go take a photo for you

15-11-2009, 07:43 PM
You can use regular white glue, Elmer's brand here, cut with water, as the glue that holds the picture to the wood. The thinner the photo/paper that you adhere to the wood, the better. In between each coat of varnish, or decoupage sealant, do a light sand so the next coat holds better.

I've done some, although it was ages ago. The supplies are probably all new and different now.

15-11-2009, 07:49 PM

Thanks people, I'm going to give it a try. :D

21-06-2010, 09:16 AM
it'll be great if you post your output here after you're done :)