Wednesday, May 1, 2013

J. Crew Inspired Jewel Collar DIY Mini Tutorial

How could I look at this J. Crew sweater (here) and not fall head over heels in love?  A DIY version is actually very easy!

Difficulty: Very Easy, no sewing necessary
Time: 5 min for existing items, 10 min to make your own
Materials: Collared shirt and earrings / pins / brooches

I bought some pretty earring multi-packs at F21 and poked them right through a regular collared shirt.  I love reversible DIYs:

Alternatively, you can make your own earrings / pins by gluing the appropriate backs to ornate beads or buttons:
Since my beads were so large, I opted to do only 2 right at the collar tips.

Easy right?  :)


  1. Cutest idea! Such an easy way to spruce up a plain white buttonup :)

  2. This is a fantastic idea! I love it!!!


    Two Wheelers

  3. Very interesting idea to use earrings!

  4. I love the idea of using earrings!! That is genius SPG :)

  5. I had a "duh!" Moment after I read this. So easy!!! I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for cute f21 earrings now.

  6. Fantastic idea! I love that it is a cute and simple way to add interest to your blouse.

  7. SO fun!!! i will have to try this - likely the only DIY i can try (poking holes in a shirt? i'm in! LOL)

    you rock, S!! xo

  8. Wow, who would have thought? (you, of course!) This has been one of the few projects you posted I actually feel I can do. :)

  9. Brilliant idea with the pretty little earrings. I actually bought that JC sweater and sent it back - there is a little button loop in the back so you can open the collar and pull your head through. The material for the button loop was literally one thread - accident waiting to happen!

  10. I LOVE that you used earrings!!!!! Genius! Genius!

  11. this is such a cute idea! i never thought about it b/c i don't have my ears pierced. but the next time i see some cute studs i may just have to get them so i can do this!


  12. What a great and easy way to spruce up a collar

  13. Great idea! I never would have thought of this, but I love that there are so many DIY options with earrings. I don't have pierced ears, but I like to remove the backing and close the loop with some pliers and attach a chain to wear as a necklace. Then I have a spare one to give away!


  14. That is such a brilliant idea! So cute! Gonna try.


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