Sunday, 24 March 2013

DIY CHAINED COLLAR/SWEATER CLIPS(pictures, written instructions and video)

  The things that inspired me for this tutorial are this tutorial by Annika from "the Pineneedle Collective" blog (really awesome blog by the way, and some of the best DIY's eveeeeerrrrrr) and this brooch from etsy. I mixed those two things together, added my own little twist and made this for you!
  I'm doing two little aliens but you could really do anything! There are a lot of needle felting tutorials online and it's actually pretty easy, you just have to be patient unless you enjoy stabbing yourself with a tiny, very sharp needle.
 What you'll need:
  • Wool for needle felting(I used three different colours but you only need two)
  • Felting needle
  • Chain
  • Pliers(maaaaaaayyybe it would be better if I used actual jewelry pliers, just maaayyybe)
  • Two safety pins

   Take some felt and roll it into a ball. Now stab it all over! Hahaha, but do be careful not to mistake your fingers with the wool and get yourself because IT HURTS SO MUCH and you don't want to get blood on your little alien buddy. It helps if you stab the bottom more to get it smaller so it will be more alien-head-shaped.
   Grab whatever colour wool you want for the eyes(I just used black but it would look pretty cool to use another colour)
   Take an itsy bitsy piece of black(I probably took a little bit too much) roll it into an oval and stab it onto the head until it's secure.
   Put some more felt down to attach the safety pin to the head as shown above^
  Hold up the chain where you plan to pin in and measure however long you want it.
  Put the chain through the safety pins on each side. You could use a jump ring to attach it to the safety pin but the way I did it makes it so it's easy to change the chain. That way you can have different lengths and colours!
   TADA DONE DONE DONE. You can wear these attached on your collar, a cardigan, or like me, just a t-shirt!
  Aren't the galaxy leggings and alien clips great together? And the alien theme matches my blog title nicely :)
  I made a video too if you would rather watch that instead. 
  I hope you like this tutorial and if you did please share it with your friends and/or fam jam. Thank you for reading and I hope you come back! Please comment if you have any questions or just want to say hi :) Loooooooooooooooove yoooooouuuuuuuuuuu



  1. Eeeeep! AWESOME! I LOVE your take on the DIY so much! Aliens are awesome & they look so cool :) Thanks for letting me know about this DIY! xx

    1. I can't believe you actually looked and liked it! Thank you a million times for commenting! And when I commented on your blog I didn't get the chance to write this because it was getting to long but I love that you include science in your blog, I always learn so much from it and it's even better because I love science and fashion! You are so awesome :)