Tigerlilly Quinn: DIY colourful Collar Clips

Monday, 24 March 2014

DIY colourful Collar Clips

I'm delighted to introduce to you today Vicky from The Owl and the Accordion. I've read Vicky's blog for around two years now and she is always a firm favourite when wanting to indulge in some beautiful photography, thrifty finds or brilliant craft posts. Her 'found' posts are so very much up my street that for the past couple of weeks or so I've found myself buying at least two of her suggestions, she has such a great eye for these things! 

Vicky was kind enough to create this DIY for my blog and I was so excited when I saw it! I just know you are going to love her work as much as I do. Over to you Vicky! 


I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember; making something from nothing and fiddling about with yarn, paper and washi tape has pretty much always been my idea of heaven. One of my favourite craft materials is FIMO; I honestly think there’s nothing you can’t do with this marvellous multicoloured clay – roll it out, shape it up, pop it in the oven and you’re done! Today, I’m going to show you how to make some easy-peasy bright and cheerful collar clips – perfect for adding to the collar of your favourite Spring shirt.


You will need:

FIMO in your chosen colours
A selection of different washi tapes
Small cookie cutters or FIMO cutters
Jewellery Chain
Jump rings (small metal circles, available in the jewellery section of most craft stores)
Small badge backs
A small plastic rolling pin (one from a childrens baking set is ideal)
Baking or greaseproof paper
Scissors
Pliers
Strong glue

1. Start by deciding what shape you want your collar clips to be – triangles are a good start, and are easy to decorate, or you can go for something more adventurous. Work your FIMO until it’s soft, then roll out onto a piece of baking paper – this will prevent your shapes getting stuck to your work surface, and will easily peel off afterwards.

2. When your FIMO is about 5mm thick, cut out your shapes, and then work out where the bottom is going to be – using a cocktail stick, make a hole large enough to feed one of the jump rings through. Carefully peel off the baking paper, and place them on a baking tray. Bake them in the oven at the temperature given on the packet, and leave to cool.

3. Once cooled, you need to work out what design you’re going to do. I used a selection of washi tapes, but you could also used fine-tipped permanent markers if you fancy going freehand. Cut a small length of tape, and stick to the top of your shape – using a pair of sharp scissors, trim around the edge, so it fits nice and neatly.

4. Feed a jump ring through each hole, then attach the chain to each side – the length of the chain depends entirely on how much you want it to hang down. You can either keep it short and sweet, or make it a bit longer and make a feature of it.


5. Turn your shapes over, and glue the badge backs in place; press down firmly and then leave to set for a few hours - you don’t want them dropping off into your cup of tea! When the glue is dry, pin to your collar and wear with pride. Ta da!
The best thing about this DIY is that it’s really, really simple, pretty quick, and easy to change to suit yourself. You can leave the chain off completely, or go the other way and add on a couple more, you can ditch the washi tape and use paint, or even use an all-purpose ink pad to stamp a message or pattern onto your clips. Have a go!


139 comments:

bericebaby said...

This is so cool. Definatly pinned this for when I get more time on my hands to try it out.
I really like the idea of making things yourself.
Thanks for sharing hun

Lotte xo
BericeBay - London Lifestyle Blog

sonya said...

Those are beautiful, am sure if I tried them they would be a right state, I seem to lack the craft gene!

Victoria MyLittleLBlog said...

looks funky and easy to do, if you have a good imagination, i think i would never come up with something like this)

Claire said...

Lovely! :-) x

mummyoftwo said...

What a lovely idea - so unique and different!

Dena Botbyl said...

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Gretta Schifano said...

Well I'm very impressed with your cleverness and creativity!

Kerry Louise said...

I love these! What a lovely unique idea x

Oh So Amelia

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Wow these are amazing! I'm going to have to buy some Fimo! x

Orli, Just Breathe said...

What a great idea :) They look really amazing! I would love to be able to make something like this myself...

abigail said...

Such a good idea! I only really remember playing with fimo when I was little, but these may have to tempt me out of my fimo retirement!

Twinsplustwo said...

We love FIMO. I used to have a stall in a local craft centre years ago selling things like this :)

laura redburn said...

love the ones in the top picture! might have to make some one day.

Katrina said...

Aw such lovely patterns!

Mellissa Williams said...

I like the coastal birds bed linen. I already have some lovely Joules bed linen :)

Paula Barker said...

Joules Sunbird Floral Bedding is beautiful

sbroadley said...

Coastal Boats or Birds

julie e henderson said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Abode_Butterflight_Bed_Set/Product

Sue Bowden said...

I love the Joules Coastal Boats, very nice colours, would brighten any room.

Iona Cornish said...

Joules Sunbird Floral is gorgeous

Sylvia Fiolunka said...

Great idea ;)

sunshine said...

Lulu Floral Bedding

Laura hunter said...

Soooo cute! Fab giveaway as always x

Clara Cort said...

love this http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT9/Joules_Brand/Joules_Home/Joules_Ribbon_Stripe_Bedding/Product

Sarah Bailey said...

This one is lovely: http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT9/Joules_Brand/Joules_Home/Joules_Sunbird_Floral_Bedding/Product x

lyn said...

I rather like the Joules Lulu Floral Bedding

Melanie C said...

I love the Joules English Garden Bedding that you've featured above, I've been dreaming about having such a gorgeous bedding set for years! (Big Joules fan with a small purse!) x

Joanne Beale said...

Joules Ribbon Stripe Horse Bedding

Maria Taylor said...

My fave is the Joules English Garden Bedding, because i love florals and the rich jewel colours are fab

lisa prince said...

oh yeay i love these , makes any boring blouse look great and personal x

jenniwren12 said...

the english garden

Asma said...

Great idea, love these!

Rachel Cooper said...

They'rereally funky and unique, love them!

Laura Mse Costello said...

I love the lulu floral bedding xx

Kathy D said...

ENGLISH GARDEN DESIGN

Sarah Spencer said...

Rugby Stripe Bedding

Victoria Gooch said...

Joules English garden bedding is lovely

simon said...

Coastal Boats is beautiful

MANDY DOHERTY said...

Love the Piggy Cat Farm

Janine Phillips said...

English garden bedding is really fab x

Debbie Burfoot said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Room/Bedroom/Ashley_Wilde_Kylie_Safia_Truffle_Bedlinen/Product

Lyla said...

I really like the Coastal Boats

Martina Pichova said...

I love the English Garden one

ashleigh allan said...

deckchair stripe!

sarah diane rees said...

American freshman

sarah3875 said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT9/Joules_Bedding/Joules_Lulu_Floral_Bedding/Product This one! Lulu Floral.x

Broody Me said...

joules english garden

Polly Davies said...

these are great! me and the girls have been making things out of fimo lately, I used to love it when I was little :)

Claire Harris said...

I just love English Garden, but Piggy Cat Farm has to have the best name ever!

Sara Davis said...

English Garden

martha moopette said...

Ooooo yes please

Polly Davies said...

I love the sunbird floral bedding

Claire D said...

Deckchair stripe

Lucy Bishop said...

I love the Lulu floral bedding

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Fab idea, they are great. x

Jess Helicopter said...

I am with Claire Harris, I LOVE Piggy Cat Farm!

Julie Fisher said...

Abode Birds on the wire

Fiona Peacock said...

Wow I can't believe you made these out of fimo, my fimo creations never turn out like this! x

Jemma taylor said...

Love the English Garden set

Hazel Rea said...

Coastal Boats is lovely.

Laura said...

English Garden

karen delaney said...

I love the sunbird floral bedding

Suzanne Cooke said...

I love the Piggy cat farm bedding, very cute

Alison Robertson said...

Ribbon stripe horse bedding - fab!

Jo welsh said...

This one
http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Ashley_Wilde_Kylie_Astoria_Bedlinen/Product

Andrew said...

English Garden

jojones said...

English Garden

Belle du Brighton said...

coastal boats I think!

Hannah S said...

Sunbird Floral is gorgeous :)

Susie Wilkinson said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Room/Bedroom/Joules_Piggy_Cat_Farm_Bedding/Product - The Joules Piggy Cat Farm Bedding is gorgeous!

Wild & Grizzly said...

This is brilliant! I can't wait to make some of my own. x

Jayne Townson said...

Joules Deckchair Stripe
Bedding

Caroline Blaza said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Bianca_Kew_Rose_Garden_Bedding_/Product LOVE this one

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

I like the Bedeck Sanderson Oleander Bedding - but the Joules bedspread in your shot is even nicer.

Victoria said...

Joules Lulu Floral Bedding is lovely.

Cat Culmer said...

Joules Lulu Floral Bedding

Charly Dove said...

What a great idea, love these. Must look up FIMO, feel like such a novice!

Julie Lorraine thomas said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Room/Bedroom/Joules_Lulu_Floral_Bedding/Product fabulous fabrics here too

Sian Regan said...

Circus!

Phillip Roseman said...

Coastal Birds bedding looks lovely

Alison Walsh said...

❤️English Garden❤️

Christine Tracey said...

I love Bianca Kew Marianne Bedding extremely pretty

Kirsten Barthy said...

Piggy Cat farm

Lucie1979 said...

Fantastic!!! I love these!! :)

Tamalyn Roberts said...

the Joules Ribbon Stripe Horse Bedding is fab

Louisa said...

I love Fimo. It is so versatile and child friendly. We used it recently for hanging decorations. Lovely tutorial.

Jasmina K. said...

English Garden and Lulu Floral. Both are beautiful. :)

AliThorpe said...

The Ribbon Stripe Horse Bedding.

elfinmyst said...

Piggy cat farm definitely

KevinHoney said...

Bosch TWK6831GB Kettle -
Stainless Steel

Richard Hill said...

Joules Coastal Birds
Bedding

bee. said...

Joules bedding is my favourite!!

Pete Cleasby said...

Deckchair Stripe

bee. said...

It's impossible to pick a favourite print! I love the Circus, Deckchair and English Garden prints.

Lowri Tegan Earith said...

Ashley Wilde American Freshman Louisiana Bedding

Laura Rocksteady said...

I love Vickys blog - she is so talented and such a cool mama. This DIY collar is sooo cute :)


Laura x

Miriam Said said...

Joules wool blanket, beehive in pink.

Charlotte said...

I love fimo! Fab idea to make the clips yourself - looks quite simple but really effective

hannah staveley said...

Oh that's a good idea .x

Happy Homebird said...

FIMO, oh the nostalgia this has set me off on. I was FIMO obsessed in my childhood and I can remember its smell. I wish I was more crafty as these look brilliant. Love the bright colours. The Owl and the Accordion is one of my fave blogs.

Rachel Craig said...

Joules Coastal Boats Bedding.

Kelly law said...

I love this http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT9/Joules_Brand/Joules_Home/Joules_Deckchair_Stripe_Bedding/Product :)

Kat Lucas said...

Joules Wool Blanket
150x183cm - Beehive - Pink

Rey said...

I love the Joules Sunbird Floral Bedding

The Go To Mum said...

Great post. Love the patterns on the clips

Kara said...

Love these!

Helen said...

Coastal birds or ribbon stripe horse. Both are so cute.

Briony jose said...

My favourite is the english garden bedspread, It would liven up my little room/studio so much!

Betty Condie said...

I have loved this set for sooo long! Fingers crossed I win :)

elizabettyspaghetti.blogspot.co.uk

Michelle Ordever said...

FIMO is great stuff! I've got several packs tucked away in my craft box to use at some point - never seem to find the time to craft at the moment though. Oh how I long for a dedicated craft space, as I'm sure I would do more...


These look fab!

strupag said...

I love the English Garden and the Deckchair Stripe.

angiehoggett said...

I love the Bianca Kew Marianne Bedding, gorgeous!

Dorothee77 said...

I love the deckchair Stripe bedding!

Anna said...

I wouldn't have guessed this is made from fimo! How cool :) Come and link this up to my craft tutorials linky if you fancy it?

hellcat366 said...

The Lulu Floral bedding is beautiful.

Helen Grayson said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Joules_Coastal_Birds_Bedding/Product :) This is my favourite :)

Emmeline Illustration said...

Ahh so many gorgeous bedspreads! I really love the Joules Sunbird FloralBedding (if I had to pick!).

Scott Fallon said...

Joules Deckchair Stripe Bedding

Nickles83 said...

Love this http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Abode_Birds_On_A_Wire_Bed_Set/Product

Gemma S said...

oooh I'm moving house soon so this would be perfect :) The floral ones are lovely but the striped one is catching my eye.

laura stewart said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Room/Bedroom/Harlequin_Flavia_Bed_Set_-_Multi/Product

hayley green said...

Love the english garden bedspread, so pretty!

Tressa said...

Love coastal boats

Emma Franklin said...

Abode birds on a wire bed set

Ruth Johnston said...

Oh this is just wonderful!

Penny Ford said...

V&A Fusion Bedlinen Set

Abigail Edkins said...

I like the English Garden set

Katy Curtis said...

I love the Coastal Birds set

Janice Papworth said...

I like the Rugby Stripe

Amy said...

I could spend sooooo much money on thy website!
I love the birds but my husband wouldn't so maybe I could persuade him to go floral with a bit of lulu?

Jennifer Penn said...

Coastal boats, it would look great in my caravan.

Naomi said...

English garden bedset! :)

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

These look fabulous. Enough to add cheer to any old shirt, surely!

The Egyptian Mummy said...

These are fab! I used to love playing with fimo as a child, wouldn't have thought to use it for stuff now.

Agata Pokutycka said...

I like the idea... they look so lovely

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