Friday, March 16, 2012

Fancy Dog Collar


I wanted to make our dog Bella a cute springtime collar. I recently put hair bows on picture frames and thought I'd do the same thing on her dog collar. The only thing you need for this project is a collar (I purchased mine from the dollar store), and a tulle pouf. I chose the pink flower gem pouf from the headband making supplies area at Michael's. I liked the hair accessories poufs because they are light weight (my dog is small), and they are also mounted onto a felt background (as opposed to a pin) so it makes it easy to hand sew onto the collar. The only hard part of this project was trying to get Bella to sit still for a good photo!

For this project you will need:

Dog Collar-I purchased mine from the Dollar Tree store. 

*If you have trouble finding the right size $1 dog collar buy one a little larger and cut a couple inches off to customize. You can then use a lighter to melt the nylon end so it will not fray. You can also use an awl to make an extra hole on the collar.

Tulle Pouf (I purchased mine from Michael's. They have a headband making area and you will find many choices there.  

Needle and Thread




Line up where you would want your pouf. I chose on the side of the collar after the sparkly band. 

Use the metal plate sewn onto the felt as the base of the flower to hand sew onto the collar. Lock your thread through the base and then stitch it onto the collar. The material was surprisingly very easy to get a needle through.





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23 comments:

  1. You've done it again girl! You are on a roll! So cute :)
    ~Tami

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  2. Lol! Very cute. I'll have to see what Bessie thinks of it.

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  3. Awww! SO cute! I think I need a bigger pouf for my Pomeranian! Her fur hides anything cute on her collar, like bows. :( This is so darling though, and Bella is adorable!! :)

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  4. This is so cute! I think my cats would kill me if I tried it, though.

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  5. Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon blog hop. This is adorable!

    http://craftyandcookingmomma.blogspot.com/

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  6. Fabulous!! I'm thinking of doing a dog collar tutorial, too, but a little differently. This is unique. Thanks for sharing. Come over to my site and sign up with email and you will see what I do with my dog collars. Very easy, too. Best wishes, Linda

    I signed on as a follower and also to get email subscriptions. Bye now!

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  7. How cute! I think my husband would be horrified if I made one for our dog but the kids would be into it.

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  8. Oh what a great idea - so easy and cheap too!

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  9. Awwww, that is one fancy pants puppy! Great tutorial and tips. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  10. How cute. I have a cat who might like this as well with a smaller flower....What a great idea. My little girl could make this as a gift for one of her friends.

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  11. That's the cutest dog collar EVER!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  12. Oh my gosh... how stinkin cute is this?? If I had a dog, we would need them in every color!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!

    XO

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  13. I love it! Perfect look, perfect price :)

    Thanks for linking it up!
    --Katie

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  14. groovy - I think my toddler would like one for herself! LOL!

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  15. Love it! I HAVE to make one for my dog this week!!
    Elizabeth

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  16. Love this! My dog looks like a bruiser and something like this will make her look like a lady. Visiting from TT&J.

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  17. Cute, Cute! Your puppy sure looks like she likes it! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  18. You have the best dressed dog on the block! So creative! Thanks for sharing this at Drab to Fab last week!
    This week’s party which is live right now!

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-11-features.html

    I’d love for you to link up again this week with more of your amazing stuff! Old or new is always welcome :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  19. too bad my puppy is a male, or i'd be all over this!

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  20. I've put together a round up of fun pet crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
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  21. I LOVE this! I want to try this one!!!

    -Mimi @ Irresistible Pets

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