So the other day I was deep in the black hole of the instagram pet community and I saw this
Naturally I absolutly had to make a day collar with a little bell
and I thought to myself
Make it into a cradty critters tutorial!!!
So lets get started!
Making the collar
All you will need for this part is string and scissors!
Measure the string around your neck and add about 10cm. Cut 2 of this measurement. Then cut a third piece about 4-6 times longer than your center pieces
Fold your long piece of string in half and gather your pieces together like so
Tie a simple knot
Fold string as shown
Pull each string gently to secure knot
If you would like a spiral braid continue to repeat knot 1
Knot 2 is basically a reverse of Knot 1.
For a flat braid alternate between knot 1 and 2
Now keep making knots until you have reached the desired length for your day collar
When you have a long enough braid – tie a simple knot (I like to do this twice because i feel like its more secure) and trim the excess string
Thread your double knot through the loop to close
For this you will need a pair of pliers, accessories (like bells or charms) and jump rings
Bend a jump ring open
Add your chosen charm
Find the half way point in your braid
Feed ring through the mid-way point of your collar
Close ring and enjoy your new day collar!
Did you enjoy this DIY?
I’d love to see what you crafty critters have been up to so show off your creations below!