How to Make a Christmas Collar for Your Pet

Introduction: How to Make a Christmas Collar for Your Pet

About: I love to make things & work with my hands. I mostly make stuff for dogs and sometimes I dabble with recipes, too. Right now I'm in the process of setting up a DIY blog for pet lovers.

With Christmas right around the corner, why not make a collar to dress your dog up with? The materials needed for this project  are very mininal and the cost was about 5 bucks.

If you liked this 'ible, check out my blog, Bloggie Stylish. I have a lot of other cool tutorials for stuff to make for your pet.

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

The supplies needed for this project are pretty minimal. You will need any kind of fabric ribbon, some elastic (like the kind used on sweat pants), bells, a pair of pinking shears and a flexible measuring tape. You don’t really need the pinking shears, but they do scallop the edges of the ribbon to prevent them from fraying after they have been cut.

Step 2: Measuring Your Dogs Neck

Measure your dogs neck in a spot where you would like the collar to sit.

Step 3: Cutting the Elastic and Adding the Bells

Cut about three or four inches more elastic than you need. Now string the bells onto the collar, you can use as many as you want. Take your dogs neck measurement, subtract one inch, measure out the elastic and knot it closed. Trim the excess elastic.

Step 4: Cutting the Ribbon

Since Jersey is a medium sized dog, I wanted a decent amount of ribbon to hang from the collar. Ten inches was what I decided on. A smaller dogs collar will probably be fine with five inches. Cut the ribbon you have and place it into piles if you have different colours of ribbon.

Step 5: Knotting the Ribbon Onto the Collar

Secure the ribbon onto the collar with a very simple knot. Keep adding ribbons to the collar, using the colours randomly. Occasionally check the spacing of the ribbons and move them around if some spots on the collar are too sparsely decorated.

Your collar is now finished and ready to put on your dog. The only aspect of this 'ible I would change would be to use a wider ribbon. The ribbon that I used was 1/2″. I felt that the ribbon didn’t hang very well, and a wider, heavier ribbon would have looked better

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    5 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very cute, more than cute.

    I have done this with the elastic pony tail bands for my hair. You can put beads on each end of the ribbon or bells. And you can also put the bells on the ends of every other ribbon end for the pup collar also.

    Love it.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Love the idea...too bad my dog would eat it! I am not kidding. My dog eats everything.