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
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
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!
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An easy DIY project for any pet to enjoy wearing and making!
First: Gather your supplies!
For a set of two bows you will need:
- Hot Glue gun and extra glue sticks
- Measuring tape or ruler
- 1.25 meters of ribbon (the ribbon I am using is 4 cm wide)
- A lighter
- Hair clips
- Candle (Optional! I just tend to burn myself more while using lighters)
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon at the following measurements
Seal the edges of ALL your ribbon using the flame from your candle or lighter so that they don’t fray.
Tip – Switch on the hot glue gun now so it can heat up.
Optional Step – Fancy Bow tails!
First take your 12 cm piece/s of ribbon and fold them in half width ways
Cut your ribbon at about a 45 degree angle
To seal try keep it loosely in half and run it past the flame (this helps to keep a crisp inner corner)
Do this of each end of the ribbon.
Fold your 20 and 15 cm pieces of ribbon in half lengthways.
I like to have the sealed edges fold over each other so I can secure the loop with a small dot of glue
Once everything is secure stack your ribbon pieces as shown
Add your 12 cm ribbon piece below and fold your ribbon pieces so they make a nice bow
(this takes a bit of trial and error)
Fold your 5 cm piece(s) into thirds
(helping hands can be really useful here!)
Take your 5 cm piece of ribbon and wrap it around your bow as tightly as possible.
Secure in a loop with a dot of hot glue.
After this your bow might look a little rumpled
That’s okay! because the 5 cm piece of ribbon is glued in a loop you can gently tug your bow back into place
Secure your hair clip to the back of your bow with some more glue and hold it in place while it cools
Admire your cute new bows!
Ways to wear them
Here they are clipped to a headband
Piper wears her bows in her hair behind her hood
Check out her instagram here
If you have any more ideas on how you can wear bows with pet gear let me know in the comments!