Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5 Minute Lace Collar DIY Tutorial

After seeing Kourtney Kardashian wear a lace bib underneath her collar, I was inspired to try to re-create the look with some lace trim I had on hand.  I think it adds a cute, vintage-y look to a plain button-down shirt.

(Sorry the photos are so low res - I couldn't find a larger Kourtney one)
L: Kourtney Kardashian wearing Ani dress with lace bib
R: My version with lace trim and cameo

For this particular piece of lace trim, I think it looks better scrunched together than spread out but I will be on the lookout for other lace options the next time I go to a fabric store.

Easy Steps:
1.  Cut lace trim to the length that will extend around your collar
2.  Thread ribbon through lace (enough to tie in a bow around your neck)
3.  Add a decorative pendant to the ribbon OR pin a brooch to it

That's it!  Now just tie around your neck underneath your collar.  Wear spread out or scrunched as you prefer!  :)

47 comments:

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    1. Aw, thanks Elaine - you are too kind! :)

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  2. this is awesome love it especially paired with a black button down
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  3. Thank you for the tutorial! I am not very crafty so I am also in awe like Elaine! It's so impossibly cute!

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    1. Thanks Elle! I love when things can be simple and still provide some impact :)

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  4. This is maybe something I can actually do! Yours looks great, and hopefully I can make one that looks as good. xD

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  5. Oh this is a very beautiful necklace. I love it. You are so creative with a DIYs. This one here (me) does not have a DIY bone :)

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  6. How simple, yet so creative! You inspire me to head to my local craft store :)

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    1. Thanks R.L.! Let me know how it turns out :)

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  7. OMG I really love this DIY. Lace and cameo is such a gorgeous combo.

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  8. what a cute idea! you are so creative!

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  9. Great DIY! Such a great pop against a black blouse.

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration on the scrunching! :)

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  10. This is really cute! I have been thinking of making one of these ever since I saw the trend :) Loving your skirt as well :)

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    1. Thanks - you should definitely make one! My skirt is an old one from BR :)

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  11. SPG, please pass me some of your creativeness! The collar turned out well and goes with the outfit perfectly. Can't wait to see how you change it up with other types of lace :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Cee! I'm excited for all the Presidents' Day sales at the craft stores - I still have so many ideas bubbling in my head :)

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  12. Very cute necklace and outfit. Love the yellow for color too!

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  13. You always make these things seem so easy. I've been contemplating buying a collar from ASOS but then thoughts like 'you're about to pay for a fraction of a top?!' and 'you're not a dog!' stop me from pulling the trigger. This DIY is great - I don't have to feel silly about paying money to add a collar to a top while using things I already own. I really do like it in this outfit - the collar completes it!

    P.S - is that a Mulberry you're toting about?

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    1. LOL, this one is totally doable - I promise! This bag is actually from Melie Bianco. It was a giveaway win via Kileen from Cute and Little. I love the look of it!

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  14. That is so girly! Very cute collar and simple DIY.

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    1. Thanks Jessy! Haha, nothing is girlier than cameo and lace!

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  15. Such a great DIY! I have a feeling this'll be harder than it looks haha. You look so well put together!:)

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    1. Thanks so much! This one is very doable - just need to poke a ribbon through the natural "holes" found in lace :)

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  16. I am starting to see these collar embellishments everywhere, they are so pretty and your lace DIY is gorgeous! Hope you are well!

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    1. Thanks Thu! Me too! I love being able to make some rather than buy them :)

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  17. I love it!!! you amaze me with your creativity!! and again I love it!!

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  18. love the contrast against the black top. kourtney kardashian is such a fabulous dresser..... and great inspiration. you look lovely and lady-like.

    hope you have a great wknd!

    jasmine

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! I love KK's style and her handbags :)

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  19. Who even needs to see a close-up of Kourtney's version when we could see YOURS??!! What a genius idea of yours! :D I'm so saving this DIY in my long list of things to make!

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    1. You are too kind! How's the pregnancy going? I hope you and baby are happy and healthy!

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  21. How cute! I love it! You are so creative and talented. I had to delete my last comment because I then realized you were wearing the necklace with an outfit...(it's early and haven't had enough coffee) :D

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  22. So classy and chic. The lace adds such an elegant touch to your outfit. :)

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    1. Thanks Susan! I'm glad it turned out well :)

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  23. That is gorgeous... once again.

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  24. this is so cute! You did such a great job, it's so feminine but yet classy!

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