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DIY Corganized Collar for Dogs

I may or may have not pasted this on my bosses wall. Along with like 8 other LOL cat pictures.
By may have I mean definitely I did that.

This weekend Becki, Teemo, and I will be attending to Pawsabilities here in Harrisburg. I wanted to make Teemo something cute to either wear alone or with his adorable pea coat if it manages to get here. I went out and did this.

DIY Corganized Collar

Before you go out to a local thrift store, measure your pup's neck size. Let it be a little loose since this can not be used as a functional collar and you will have to use a normal dog collar for a leash still. Teemo was a good 16".
DIY Corganized Collar

I found an Izod short sleeved oxford. Find something with a good, stiff material that will still hold well when you cut the entire shirt off. When you get home, cut the collar from the shirt. Be careful and cut slowly, right at the seam, and you will get a perfect edge.

 I used this amazing tutorial to make the bow tie. I made ones for the wedding, but from a pattern and from cut fabric, not a tie. This turned out quite well, especially for it taking only about 15 minutes to do!

DIY Corganized Collar

My tie, cut. I found the most AMAZING tie at the thrift store - it has little cats and dogs on it.

DIY Corganized Collar

The bow tie before sewed onto the neck tie part. I used sticky velcro for the tie since it wasn't a huge deal - you could also use bow tie sliders and this could be made for a human. I guess a Chippendale's outfit. I'm going to keep pegging it as a cute dog collar.

DIY Corganized Collar

DIY Corganized Collar

Teemo is so handsome in his new collar, don't you think? I think this has a lot of potential!

PS - Will you vote for this little DIY on Modcloth's Facebook page?

PS. I drove 2 hours to visit Baltimore and found out Maryland Trader Joe's don't sell the awesome cider because like Pennsylvania, there is no beer/wine in grocery stores. I miss Ohio.

20 comments:

  1. Aww! Haha :) What a little stud! He's definitely the most handsome doggy I've ever seen!
    xo Heather

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  2. Teemo is so handsome :] That collar turned out so well. I wish my dog was a boy so that she could wear this. I still may have to try it anyways. Bummer about the cider!

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  3. haha...so cuuutte. I love it! I think I should make one for myself too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  4. This made my day. This is the cutest ever, and your dog is so adorable too!

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  5. :O OH. MY. GOSH. STOP IT I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE THE CUTENESS.

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  6. oh my god, this is too adorable! I wonder if I can make one for my boyfriend instead hahah. xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  7. Oh my gosh that collar is too cute! I wish I had a dog so I could make this for him ;)

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  8. Oh. My. Goodness - that is SO stinkin' cute - he looks adorable :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  9. OH MY GOSH! You have NO idea how much this post made my WEEK (and it's only monday)!!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  10. Teemo looks so adorable! HAHAHA You did a fabulous job! I love it!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  11. Teemo looks very dapper-esque! What an awesome job you did with the bowtie and the collar :) Can't wait to see the dress you bought for the upcoming spring wedding! I'll be a bridesmaid later this summer :)

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  12. Hi my dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting, sweet amazing... If you love mine too,I'd like to invite you to follow mine . I’d be very pleased.,,,Then I'll follow you back!!!

    P.S. YOUR DOG IS SO ELEGANT!!

    www.thechicetoile.com

    kisses,Francesca

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  13. So cute! I was just thinking how adorable my dog would look in a little collar like this. I may have o borrow this idea :)

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  14. Adorable adorable adorable! I don't have a dog, but my sister would absolutely die over that collar for her little chihuahua:)

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  15. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this! The bow tie looks so awesome on Teemo.

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  16. So gorgeous, love it, absolutely beautiful.

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  17. Lovely pics! Love the collar for the dog!!And the dog is SO ADORABLE!! Great post!
    http://silviasdailycloset.blogspot.com/

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  18. omg, how cute is this? so adorable, and your dog is even cuter! :) your blog is fabulous! love the design, and it's cuteness overload. i am now your newest follower on google. it's great finding inspirations from other bloggers, and i'd be honored if we stayed connected. wishing you all the best on your lovely blog, and have a fabulous day!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    http://adamalexmommy.com

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  19. I love this! Such a cute way to make your dog look all fancy :D. Just found your blog and I love it. I'm a dog lover as well :)

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