4/06/2012

DIY: Studded Collar

 Here is another quick and fun DIY!  I decided to add studs to the collar of one of the blouses I bought at the thrift store.  By adding studs to the collar, it will make this plain blouse more interesting!  You can add studs to basically anything. Follow the steps below to achieve the look above.
 
Step 1
Find a blouse that you want to stud.  I bought this blouse for only $2.99.  It's just a really plain cream blouse.  I knew I wanted to add gold studs on the collar right when I bought it.

Step 2
 You will need to purchase studs.  I purchased these gold ones from ebay but it took forever to get here, because it was shipped from China.  It was only $5.00 but I found that if you go to studsandspikes.com, you will find inexpensive studs that will ship quickly.  I bought silver studs from there and have studded my shorts with them.  That will be the next DIY post.  I use an old tweezer and it worked fine.

Step 3
(Excuse my chip nailcolor polish)
You can decide how you want to arrange the studs on the collar.  You can add a few studs or add a whole bunch like I did.  I decided to add a whole bunch because the collar is wide, but you can really do whatever you want with it.  Choose your own design and just go with it =)  Poke one of the studs through the collar.  It shouldn't be hard to poke through.

Step 4
Take the tweezer and and just bend the end of the studs over.  Do it to all four of the ends.

Step 5
It should look like this.  And after you have added all of the studs, the back should look like the picture below:

Final Step:
Repeat the steps on the other side of the collar.  Then you are all done!  =)
Here's what mine looks like.  I love it.  I have the day off from work, so I am going to finish a lot of DIY projects and post them next week.  


I also bought a DIY book for homes.  I'm so excited to try some of these projects and I love the pictures.  So inspiring!  I also have a friend, who is an artist, creating some artwork for me.  I'm excited cause she is very talented! Well, my next post will be on Sunday.  I look forward to reading how Easter went for everybody.


32 comments:

  1. so easy yet effective!
    xo

    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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  2. looks gorgeous. i really want to try this or stud the back of shorts where the pocket is halfway off and the studs are inside the pocket. great DIY

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    1. You should def. try that! I would love to see it :)

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  3. Cool DIY!! ;p
    http://lifewidmorbid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. SOOO pretty I really love this DIY and need to make a collar for myself!

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  5. Totally loving it. I'll have to try the studs out on my dress pants or something since my job i am unable to wear shorts. you’re so lucky. Where did you fund the studs? any fabric store? Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,

      You can buy the studs at studsandspikes.com I know I am so thankful for my job but you can studs anywhere. You should try them on the shoulders of your blouse. I think that will look great! Let me know how it turns out for you :)

      -Kay

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  6. I love this and your tutorial makes it look so simple. I definitely want to try and that's too bad they took so long to get here from China :)

    Great post, have a nice Easter weekend
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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    1. Thanks Dale! And I hope you have a good Easter too :)

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  7. Great, looks so good!

    Xx, Saritschka.

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  8. I like this idea, very nice collar!:) xoxo

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  9. I love this! It looks amazing, I have to give it a try!
    x

    Lucy

    http://www.fadeandshine.com

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  10. I love it !!!

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  11. Very cool! This looks so simple, I'll have to try it on my own. I'd like to give DIY collar tips a try as well.

    -Courtney

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  12. Good job

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  13. such a great idea, I want to do this diy but with pearls on a pastel colored shirt

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  14. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing, I will have to try this out :)

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  15. Wonderful Blog. Awesome Pictures :}

    http://fascinationlive.blogspot.de/

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  16. This is an excellent tutorial - the best i've stumbled upon so far for DIY studded collars! Thank you for posting!! x

    http://www.vanityfrills.blogspot.com

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  17. Looks great! Excellent tutorial! <3 :)

    Greetings from Finland,
    curiousnoora.blogspot.com

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  18. that's cool. I just saw a DIY like that in a magazine yesterday :D

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  19. So pretty!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  20. i LOVE this DIY! looks so easy. thanks for the post :)

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  21. What a coinkadink I just purchased some studs on ebay! Awesome shirt! Love!

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  22. This is so cool! Can I ask where you got you simple blouse? I've been looking for some, just to DIY :)

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  23. Thanks for the great project, Kay! I featured it on my DIY Monday post at TheDailyVen.blogspot.com!! Keep them coming!

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