Thursday, February 9, 2012



FACT: Procrastinating over a university assessment late at night is the most conducive environment to DIY crafting. As a bona fide Chipster, I love collars, and I noticed that they are selling them by themselves in all the stores now (for like $10+!!!), so I decided to make my own. It is SO RIDICULOUSLY EASY. I think I will rename my blog "Home of the Way Too Easy DIY Projects".


First, all you'll need is any old collared shirt in the colour/print of your choice. Check thrift stores for cheap ones, especially in the men's section.


Cut just outside the seam along the collar (not at the part where it folds over).


Using fabric paint/pen or a sharpie colour in the tips of the collar.


You can use real glitter, but I didn't have any so I just used glittery nail polish to paint over the tips.



Then I just added some stripes for fun. And that's it! Super easy and now you can wear your collar with jumpers (sweaters) and dresses, or to class up a bikini - whatever! Other things you could use to decorate your collars - polka dots, studs, stickers, or brooches.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. i'm obsessed with collars, but so far they've all been attached to shirts... i think i need one of these! and i like the nautical vibe the stripes give it. don't know if I'm brave enough to wear it with a bikini though. anyways great post!

  2. ooh, very crafty! i love collars too, but cannot for the life of me imagine wearing them without a shirt attached! i wonder how people pull off individual collar?

    ♥ valour & lace

  3. This is very, very cool. I might try this out one day.
    I like the miniature (polar?)bear in the first photo.

    Oh, and I totally dig the Totoro in your header-picture!!