DIY: The Painted Collar


As seen on The Blush this is a DIY collar (a huge trend at the moment!) that you can tailor (literally!) to your personality. I had so much fun with my project, I made two — one for my more artistic and creative side and another for the more vintage, polished girl feel.  Give it a try and let me know how it goes!


• Ribbon (elastic works well too; really whatever you have around the house you think will work), 1/4-3/8″ wide
• Acrylic paint, whatever colors you like!
• Scraps of leather or suede
• Pattern, you can download here
• Strong glue
• Paint brush
• Sharpie


Step 1: Cut out pattern and trace onto back of leather/suede scrap with a Sharpie.

Step 2: Cut the leather/suede and flip over to right side.

Step 3: Paint each collar piece as desired. In this look, I went with a more demure look with gold polka dots on white background. For my “wild” look, you will see I went for a more fun, crazy, artsy look.

Step 4: Complete look and let dry.

Step 5: Cut ribbon 1 1/2″ in the middle, and 8/10″ for each of the ends. Glue and let dry. You can always cut off ends a little more if too long.

Ta Da!

It’s the perfect accessory to make that old outfit you love new again!

Go Artsy

And just to keep the creative winds going, here is one a little more on the wild side! It’s the exact same concept, but I used another color for background and went a little dramatic with the colors!


4 responses to “DIY: The Painted Collar”

  1. Shin says:

    It’s such a fun DIY! I love how simple it is to make! xoxoxoo

  2. such a great DIY!! Love this and how simple it looks!

  3. molliee says:

    omg this is fabulous! what a cute accessory!

  4. Kimberlee says:

    That’s so awesome!! I’ve been wanting to stud a collar for awhile but didn’t know if it would look cool and also haven’t had much time. Yours look amazing 🙂

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