14 March 2012

DIY: Glitter Peter Pan Collar

I've been meaning to do this DIY for a good few weeks now but I never got round to it. I'm really pleased how it turned out because I though it might be a bit of a flump!

You Will Need:
- A Paintbrush 
- A Pen 
- A Peter Pan Collared Top or a Template 
- Felt
- Glitter
- Nail Scissors
- Pins
- PVA Glue
- Ribbon 
- Scissors
- Tracing Paper/Greaseproof Paper

Firstly, find your template. I'm drawing around an existing PP collar but if you don't own one you could use this template or this one. Take your greaseproof paper or tracing paper and trace around one half of the collar. Then cut it out.
Fold your felt in half and pin on your template (it's important to fold it in half, so you'll get two identical shapes!). Place the centre of collar next to the the fold.
As you can see I also extended the collar a bit, just to make it look a little more shapely!
Go ahead and cut out the collar, except, when you reach the centre point, make sure you don't cut the fold. Instead, leave a little extra. (Hopefully the picture shows it better than I explain it!)
Remove the pins and the template and open up the felt, and you should be looking at something like this!
Start painting on a nice layer of PVA or fabric glue onto your collar.
And now for the fun part! Sprinkle on a good helping of glitter :) (It's best if you match your felt to your glitter colour but I didn't have enough black felt left!)
Leave it to dry overnight and in the morning shake off all the glitter. For extra hold, spray the glitter with some hair spray!
Now it's dry, hopefully yours will look like this! If it's looking a bit patchy, you might want to go over it again with another layer of glue and glitter. Then take your nail scissors and ribbon...
Pierce and make a hole at the top of the collar with the nail scissors and then thread the ribbon through each side. Tie knots in the end so they don't slip out.
Cut the ribbon to your desired length and you're pretty much done! Mine needs a but of touching up here and there but you get the idea!
Hope you enjoyed, let me know if you try it! :)


  1. This is so creative!! And looks amazing!! :)


    1. Thank you! I want to try it in some other colours now :P x

  2. It looks great! I love the glitter! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  3. Lovely!! It seems easy. Maybe I'll try it!!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne

    1. Yep, it's not too tricky! Let me know if you try it :) x

  4. This is gorgeous! Really simple and so effective! I had a go at making my own detachable collar a while back, but cheated and chopped up an old shirt. Will definitely try your method some time. :)


    1. I was tempted to do that! Let me know if you try it! x

  5. ah this is so cute! really lovely DIY :) x

    1. Thank you Lydia! It was pretty fun to do :) x

  6. Really good idea, it turned out well :D x

    1. Thanks, it turned out better than I thought! x

  7. Wow this looks fantastic!

  8. This is so brilliant, and I can't wait to make one of my own.

  9. Such a cool idea! Bookmarked this, can't wait to do it!

    Pip x

  10. Sophie this is such an awesome DIY! It looks so cool! x

  11. Such a great tutorial, definitely gonna give this a go! xx


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