When I’m not geeking out about awesome dog stuff here or on the Dog Milk Facebook page, I’m sharing some of my favorite non-canine-themed DIY ideas and finds over on Curbly. Well, last month the theme over there was “kids and pets”, a first for Curbly, and one I obviously got SUPER CRAZY EXCITED about.

Dog-I-Y: Modern DIY Rope Dog Leash

In my excitement to share some dog-themed DIYs, I came up with this easy dip-dyed rope leash project. All of the supplies can be purchased for cheap from your local craft and hardware stores, making this simple project a very affordable option for the crafty dog parent. I’ve broken all the steps down–from how to dip-dye your rope to creating stylish, stitched leather accents–over on Curbly, so be sure to check out the full tutorial!