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DIY Ombre Rope Dog Leash

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This stylish, functional ombre rope leash can be made in any color of your choosing—just pick your favorite dye and get started.

Ombre Dog Leash Supplies

  • Two yards of cotton rope
  • Metal rope clamps
  • A key ring
  • A snap hook
  • RIT fabric dye
  • Four yards of yarn, cut in half
  • E6000 glue
  • Scissors
  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Water


  • Cut your length of rope and yarn.
  • Follow the directions on the dye package to mix it up in a bucket.
  • Submerge ¾ of the rope in the dye and half of the yarn.
  • After a minute, pull out about a foot and let the remaining rope sit in the dye for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this process one more time with the last foot or 2 of rope and the yarn. Let sit for 45 minutes more.
  • Let dry overnight.
  • To assemble, slide on the key ring and make a loop for the handle.
  • Slide on the snap hook and make a loop at that end.
  • Secure both ends with metal rope clamps.
  • Draw a line of glue along the rope clamp on the handle end of the leash and wrap it with the undyed yarn. Secure with a double knot.
  • Repeat this process on the other end with the dyed yarn that matches the rope.

DIY rope dog leash

Tori Mistick is the stylish dog mom behind the award-winning blog Wear Wag Repeat. She loves to document dog friendly adventures with her Chocolate Labrador, Lucy, on Instagram.