DIY Paper Collar

I found the photos for this on my phone earlier on today and realised I never got round to posting about it. About a month ago, I made these and the thing with this is, it's gone missing and never got round to taking photos with it on, but it's easily made again.

DIY collar

I made this after being inspired when my mum bought home cupcakes given from a wedding she went to the day before. They gave each of the guests a little cupcake in decorative casing which looked like lace around it. I decided that the casing was so pretty that I had to have it and make something with it.

With just a pair of scissors, two of these decorative cases and the ribbon from the box, I made this cute collar!

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How to make this:

I measured up the cases around my neck after undoing them and cut the front in a curve so the little flaps were removed and it formed a rounder collar shape.

After that, I cut a little piece of ribbon and knotted it neatly in the front and cut off the loose ends. It's important to do this loosely because you're going to want movement from this as it is just paper and very delicate.

The rest of the ribbon was used at the back to secure the collar and create a type of necklace collar. I made sure I had plenty of ribbon left to adjust it.

I will admit slightly rigid but what do you expect more from a paper-card material?

It was a fun 5 minute DIY and easily re-done. You can get these sort of cases from places like Hobbycraft and Amazon.

What do you think of this DIY? Would you try to make one for yourself?


  1. this is an adorable idea! I am now on the look out for something similar that I can DIY! thank you for posting this :)

    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  2. this is such a neat idea. The collar is so cute x

  3. Such a smart idea! I'd never think of something like that!
    Love it!

  4. Aw how sweet! Waste not want not =)

  5. This is amazing! It looks like a couture piece!
    You have a cool blog, we are new followers.
    JS xx