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.
7. Wear and enjoy!!
What do you guys think? Will you be trying out this DIY??
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