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I am always looking for new ways to create. So today I am sharing how I made a simple collar for my cat, Gigi. The DIY uses ribbon and glue to make an easy custom collar for any pet. I also include a link at the bottom for a FREE printable cat coloring page.
I needed a fun DIY project to get my creative juices flowing so I made this simple collar I’d love to share with you. The ribbon is fine and you can customize your collar. And the vinyl helps make it resistant to the wear and the elements. The best part is this DIY ribbon collar cost me under $5 for the supplies!
For this DIY you will need:
- hot glue or fabric glue
- clear vinyl*
- snap fastener
- sewing needle
- optional thimble
- optional ribbon embellishment
*The length of the ribbon and vinyl depends on the size of your animals neck. You will need to measure the length around your animals neck before purchasing. The width of the vinyl should be an inch wider on each side of the ribbon you choose. And both should be two inches longer than the length desired so you can turn them under and make the edges finished.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Heat hot glue gun.
2. Take your ribbon and place it upside down on the vinyl. Take the vinyl and line it up with the ribbon. Trim the vinyl if needed so it is an inch large in length and width than the ribbon.
3. Once trimmed, put a line of hot glue along the end of the ribbon leaving an inch of vinyl on the outside. Fold the vinyl over the end of the back side of the ribbon and secure. Make sure the corners of the fold are a crisp and flat as possible.
Caution: Some of the hot glue may spill over so be careful not to let it get on your fingers.
4. Repeat for the over end and then the sides.
5. Glue the snaps onto the end of the ribbon and you have a collar!
Another option is to sew the vinyl onto the ribbon instead of gluing it.
Also since us cat lovers need to stick together, I want to share Gigi’s new favorite food, Rachel Ray, Nutrish. We found this food for cats at Target and thought we would give it a try. And immediately Gigi ran to it! So I looked into their brand and I love that Rachel Ray made this with real ingredients and no poultry bi-products. In the cat food there is also vitamins and nutrients so good for my cat. So win-win! If you’d like to try Rachel Rays Nutrish you can find more info here.
DIY PET RIBBON COLLAR CRAFT