Tuesday

Studded Collar Accessory DIY

 The first time I saw a collar accessory was on our recent trip to Chicago. I thought it was a genius idea, but I wasn't too keen on purchasing a collar for the same amount I could purchase a blouse or sweater, so duh, I made my own:

Supplies: Collared top (mine was thrifted!) + studs. I purchased silver studs at a local craft store and spray painted them gold. You can also find really affordable studs on eBay or Etsy.
Pantry Supplies: Scissors, sewing machine, jewelry pliers. 

With the pliers, begin by studding the collar in whatever pattern you choose. Next, cut out the base of the collar. I cut mine three buttons down. You'll want the length to hit mid chest. Lastly, hem the edges of the collar so as not to fray. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can skip the last step if you find a top that's a non fray fabric.

This collar accessory is ideal for tops that are more form fitting. With the collar, you can avoid having too much bulk under your top and more room to move around. I'm definitely going to be using this in the summertime under some short sleeve shirts and tank tops. Yes, I'm dreaming of summer already. Whoops.

32 comments:

  1. i love it! make me one! :) i'm too lazy.

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  2. This is a great idea! I love the contrast of color too. I think this year will be the year of the collar for me!

    nauticalowl.blogspot.com

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  3. This is such a good idea :) I'll be making one of these! x

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  4. What a great idea! I love the separate collar necklaces that you can get, or make, but this is an even better way to make it fit snugly with your sweater. I'm also a big fan of studs!
    Jen x
    Teafortwodiary.blogspot.com

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  5. Ahh I love this idea!! :) I have tons of thrifted collared tops just waiting to be bejeweled with studs!

    Shannon @ fabulously vintage

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  6. This is adorable! Such a cute idea!

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  7. Love this!! Thanks for this awesome idea! xoxox

    MacK @ SoulMakes Blog

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  8. So amazing Kinsey, thank you for such useful, fashionable DIYs!

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  9. Wow that is super duper cute! Such a great idea, I have to try it now. You always have the best DIY's.

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  10. For the price of retail studded collar tops, this is a much better alternative. x

    www.itsonlymialove.com

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  11. this is seriously the best idea. love it!

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  12. I love this! I'm going thrifting on Thursday; hopefully I'll find a good top for it then.

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  13. Absolutely love this! I will seriously be trying this out. I've been studding shirts for a while, but this collar idea is clever!

    xoxo
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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  14. This would be the only way I would wear a button up shirt like that. I will need to try it.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  15. Brilliant idea love the collar....I'm dreaming of summer to! :)

    Layne x
    http://www.missalayneous.co.uk/

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  16. Love this idea! So simple yet so fun!

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  17. love my self a good collar!!
    x

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  18. What a great idea! I've never thought of the idea of a collar either, but it's so clever, and would be less bulky than a whole shirt. Must try this one!

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is such a great idea! It makes things way less bulky! I don't know if I'm B.A. enough to pull off studs, though. Maybe I'll try lace!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh my god, that's so cute!! I think they used to be called dickeys, right? The name sounds too funny now, haha. I've been wanting to make one foreeeeverrrrr. You've inspired me to get a move on that!

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  21. Yup, totally doing this!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  22. I love the detailing!

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  23. Beautiful idea. But in my country, clothes are more expensive than a collar. :(

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  24. Great Idea!!! I recently studded a collar of a shirt I purchased and I loved the results, I will definitely being trying this DIY!!!

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  25. Once again, your creativity amazes me! It really makes me want to use my creativity more and try to look at things differently :) Love this idea!

    xoxo,
    Shio

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  26. what a great alternative to the studded necklace!!! love this idea!!

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  27. This look is sooo cute on you! Perhaps I'll have to try it sometime. Very cute, indeed.

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  28. so cute!

    dreaming-in-colour.blogspot.com

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