by 5 May 13, 2013
I must say, I love a good peter pan collar. That is probably why the DIY I am sharing with you today is one of my absolute favorites that I have done for HelloLuvvy thus far. Also, like many of the other crafts I have shared with you, it can totally be made your own, so no two collars will look alike! Ready? Let's get started!
You will need:
-An 8.5x11 inch piece of felt
-24inches of ribbon (this should be more than enough)
-Beads, jewels, gems, baubles, studs (whatever you chose to decorate your collar with)
Your collar will be made of two main pieces of felt. To get my collar shape, I grabbed a shirt in my closet that already had a peter pan collar attached and used it as a pattern. Once I had one side traced and cut out, I used that piece to trace the other side so that they would be as close to the same as possible.
Speaking of which, that is your next step! put a dab of hot glue on one of the tabs and lay the other tab directly on top. Don't worry about being able to see the top tab. Once you are decorating, you can cover it with jewels, beads, studs, or even a cute little bow (whatever your luvvly little heart desires)!
Here is the fun part- decorating your collar! Be as creative as you like. For the first one, I used a combination of vintage beads I already had, and few more colorful beads I purchased at my local craft store. If you are good with a needle and thread, you could even add some fancy stitching!
As you can see here, I just used hot glue to attach my beads. This was mostly for the sake of time. If you are using beads or sequins, sewing them on would probably be a more long-lasting way to do it.
Next, you will need to get out your ribbon, and cut two pieces long enough to tie a bow. I say cut them about a foot a piece to give yourself enough room. If the strings hang too long once you tie your bow, you can always trim them.
Here I am modeling one of the collars I made! The best part about these fastening with a ribbon is that they are so easy to adjust to the neckline of whatever shirt you are wearing. I think I have a new fashion craft addiction.
We would love to see what creative ways you luvvly ladies come up with to decorate your collars!
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