Friday, June 15, 2012

DIY: a Lace Collar

Oh the frilly lace collar!  It's been everywhere, right?  And I love them, but I couldn't quite seem to find the perfect one for me.  As you guys know, I like my accessories big and over the top!  So, I went to the craft store, and bought some simple supplies to make my own collar!  Big? yes.  Pastel? check.  Lacey?  Of course.  Unique?  I don't think you'll see anyone else with the same one.

Are you ready to begin?

Things you will need for this DIY: Felt in any color of your choice (felt is around $.20/sheet at places like Michaels.)  You will also need lace.  I cheated on this because I cut off lace from some old shorts, but I think you can get lace for fairly cheap at craft stores.  You will also need scissors and adhesive (I'm using E-6000- it's super strong!).  Lastly, if you want to add some embellishments at the end, you can buy rhinestones (here are 5000+ options), flatback pearls (here), or little flowers (at Michaels around $2/pack of 8). (I'm using the flowers, rhinestones & ribbon for another DIY).

1. Gather your materials.  (Note that I'm not using the ribbon, floral embellishments or rhinestones for this DIY- they just decided to sneak into the picture!)

2. Cut your piece of felt so that the bottom is left flat and the sides are rounded.  Think "helmet".  If it's easier, you can draw it out with a pencil first.  Don't worry if it looks too big.  Bigger is better!  (When I posted this photo on Facebook earlier this week, no one took a guess, and I always get DIY guesses from you guys! :)

3. Cut a triangle-shape from the flat-sided bottom up into the helmet-shaped form.

4. Working from the previously cut triangle-shape, cut a circle all the way around the inside of the helmet-shape, forming a collar.  You might want to leave the outsides larger and the insides more narrow as I did to create a more drastic look.

5. Using your lace strips, glue the lace around the outside edges using the adhesive.

The lace has been finished!!

6. Glue on any embellishments you want to add using the adhesive.  I chose to add some flatback pearls to mine.

It's complete!!

7. Wear and enjoy!!

What do you guys think?  Will you be trying out this DIY??


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299 comments:

  1. You know what I'm the most amazed by? Your cutting abilities! The felt looks perfect - how do you do that?!

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    1. Thanks, Rooth! And hmmm, I'm not really sure...I just cut! :)

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  2. Good idea - and now you have a beautiful collar :))

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  3. so creative! :) There's a reason why I decided to follow you back! :D

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  4. You're so creative! The collar is really cute and easy to wear with different blouses. Love it!

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  5. thank you)it's very helpful post!want to do the same!!!

    follow you, hope you follow back)

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    1. what a cute and unique collar i love that shade of blue and the lace details!
      kiss,mary

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  6. Good idea dear !Do the same :-)
    Kisses

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    1. Thanks, Marika! I really hope you try it!

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  7. SO CUTE!! LOVE IT! :)

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  8. Wauwww, well done!
    Really love your DIY.

    LOVE,
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  9. wow! great DIY!

    xx

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  10. Ok seriously, you are so creative and talented. I just LOVE your DIYs! Love this lace collar. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Have a great weekend Allison! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. awww thank you so much, Yi-chia! You are so sweet!

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  11. This is adorable! Love your DIYs, you are so creative :)

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    1. aww thanks, Sarah! You're very kind!! :)

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  12. So clever, good job!

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  13. Allison! This is great!

    Thanks for sharing! I'll consider trying this sometime.

    Have a great weekend! =)

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    1. Thanks, Nia!! I really hope that you do try it out sometime! :)

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  14. What a great idea! It adds to much edge to an otherwise basic white button down! xo style, she wrote

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  15. Fantastic idea!! I made one for methanks for shared :) Visit my blog have a new post

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    1. yay! I'm so glad that you made one!! :)

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  16. aw i love the way it came out!! such a great diy! :)

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  17. i love it¡¡ is so sweet¡¡¡¡ xoxo

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  18. That is so adorable! I'll definitely trying it soon (:

    xx Amber
    http://amberleetea.blogspot.com

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    1. yay! I'm so glad you are going to try it, Amber!

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  19. So sweet!
    Love your blog!
    I'm following now!

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    1. Thanks, Sofia! I really appreciate it! :)

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    2. Thank you for following my blog!

      Kisses


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  20. Great project,lovely collar, i think i'm gonna try it myself,thanks for sharing it.

    xoxo
    carina
    myfashionarchive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Carina! I'm so glad that you are going to try it!

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  21. I've had the same conundrum with those collars....so holy smokes I am glad you showed this DIY! I will definitely be doing this one, it's just perfect :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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    1. awww thanks, Brooke! You're so sweet & I'm glad you're going to try it out!

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  22. So creative, i love it
    xoxo

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  23. beautiful!!!!
    :D

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  24. nice idea !!
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  25. Sooo much better than buying one! You are one creative lady. Love this :)

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    1. awww thank you! You're so sweet! :)

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  26. Love this totally:)


    Love
    Shilpi
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  27. Wonderful DIY!

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  28. Allison your DIY projects always amaze me !! This is gorgeous !!

    xoxo,
    Iqra

    masaladiary.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thanks, Iqra! You are so sweet!!

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  29. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your DIY posts are really interesting!

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  30. wow this is cool i must try it!

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    1. Thank you! I really hope that you do try it! :)

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  31. I love this DIY! You can be sure I'll try it someday!

    xx

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    1. yay! I'm so glad you're going to try it! :)

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  32. Love the DIY post! And you made such cute collar! Soo gonna try this :) Thanks btw

    xx jasmine
    www.awonderkind.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! I'm so happy that you want to try it!

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  33. This DIY is awesome!! btw I'm already following you ;)

    xoxo
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  34. such an amazing DIY project, allison. i love this collar idea. :)

    have a great weekend. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  35. great job!

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  36. this is really cute - not my style, but really cute

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  37. I admire you :) it's a great inspiration :)

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  38. Love your DIY posts.. love how you put them in step-by-step method.. so detail! You would make Martha proud :)

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    1. awww thanks!! Now, if only Martha were a reader... :)

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  39. Good idea.;)
    But..not my style, but nice.;)

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  40. Nice post sweety,
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  41. lovely blog

    i'm following you dear, follow back ?

    visit back and comment are appreciated

    ♥xx
    daydreaminglady
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    1. Thanks, Christina! I really appreciate that you are following! :)

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  42. Amazing job, love it!!

    Kiss,
    N.
    http://nikadressed.blogspot.com/

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  43. Oh, this looks great styled with that blouse.

    amen fashion xo.

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  44. It looks fantastic! Great idea :)

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  45. Nice idea, I like it!!!
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  46. Wow, this is amazing, very original! :) xx
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  47. OMG! Awesome! :) You are the best!


    Happy Saturday, my dear!

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  48. I love it... Have a nice day. Xoxo V.V.

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  49. I think it's so great that you made this instead of buying one!

    xo Mary Jo

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    1. Thanks, Mary Jo! It was fun & easy to make!

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  50. So cute! I really love seeing these DIYs!

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  51. so amazing A! you are so so creative! i LOVE it! xox P

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  52. cute and creative DIY thanks for taking the time to share it, i can see a lot of thought went through making this blog post!

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/

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  53. Thank you for sharing this DIY tutorial dear! I really love it :) I'm gonna try it soon :)

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    1. yay, Karina! I really hope you do try it! ;)

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  54. Lovely!! This DIY tutorial is super cute!
    Thanks, Allison!!
    Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina :)
    Roxy.-

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  55. Your new necklace is really gorgeous!!

    Thanks for your comment ;-)

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  56. amazing idea, looks so cute! I will definitely make one, too! xx

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    1. awwww thanks! I'm so happy that you are going to make one!

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  57. You are really good in DIY! It turned out so beautiful!!
    I'm following you in Bloglovin =) Have a great weekend!

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    1. awww thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

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  58. No one is wearing collars (YET) around where I live, so I'll definitely be raking up the freakish stares of envy when I make and wear my own! I'm so happy that you did this DIY, along with the cool studded shoes, I'm going to be super busy making myself some awesome pieces :)

    xoxo,
    Genie


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    1. aww thanks, Genie! You are so sweet!! I'm so happy your are planning to make these DIYs!

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  59. Thank you, that's so sweet :)
    Well, I really like your blog and I think it's a great idea, so I will follow you :)

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  60. is a great idea! Thanks for visiting and for your comment, I'm following you now, I would like to follow me also.
    kisses
    Duapara

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  61. Amazing DIY, darling!
    Absolutely love it!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  62. You are so creative it's unreal! It looks amazing!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  63. honey it's amazing collar- absolutely stunning :-)

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  64. Really cool post! Great blog! Your posts keep me coming back for more - it's cos you're amazing!!! Have a great day and a brilliant weekend ahead! Looking forward to more posts from you!

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  65. awww how cute! love this pale blue colour as well!

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  66. What a great DIY! It's adorable :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  67. Great idea! Looks amazing!
    xx s
    www.my-philosophie.com

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  68. This is such a cute collar! I love it!

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  69. How cute! I've been seeing these around, but never liked the shirt, this would be a perfect way to add the collar to a shirt I do love!
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  70. Your so creative!I love your DIY projects!

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  71. love it!

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  72. would love to follow each other, following you now :)

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  73. one of the most gorgeous collars I've ever seen (: Great job doing it yourself!

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    1. oh and sorry for the late reply, but sure, let's follow each other (: I'm following you already

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  74. How creative and imaginative and fabulous!! I really don't think mine would turn out this way! I have two left thumbs!


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    Dana

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  75. aaw that's really cute! love that diy, very creative!
    following ;)

    take care

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  76. What a gorgeous DIY, you did a great job! Maybe I'll try this after my exams have finished!

    Xo, Imke

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  77. love how easy this is :) need to try this out :) x angie

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  78. que gracioso!!

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  79. Love it!!


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  80. Very inspiring idea! I'm following you :))

    Love,
    Catherine
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  81. Oh such a great idea, can't wait to try it out!

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  82. Lovely!! x
    Thank you for dropping by my blog. Would you like to follow each other? :)

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  83. Great DIY, the result is so beautiful!

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  84. yes i totally will! looks really sweet!

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  85. Oh this is so cute ^-^ I love the blue colour! Really nice idea :)
    xoxo from Munich

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  86. you are amazing! have a great style! wow! so stylish! what about follow each other! please, check mine, and if you like it, we col follow each other! what do you think! a big kiss fron Italy!
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  87. This is totally amazing!! I want it. It's perfect!!

    xoxo

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  88. Omg I love it! :D Maybe I should try it too. But I'm just so bad with all diy stuff haha :) xx

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  89. GREAT tutorial!

    xo
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  90. This is so pretty!

    x Eline - www.onhighheels.be

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  91. i really love it!!!!!
    kisses

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  92. Great tutorial! The collar turned out really nice and it looks great with your white top. I like the double collar look :)

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