Friday, 17 August 2012

D.I.Y: Studded Galaxy Print Collar

I went to the shop today to specifically buy a bottle of bleach
to mess around with. My dad thinks I have lost my mind.
Anyway, I decided to try a galaxy print collar after seeing
lots of people doing galaxy print t-shirts.
It actually wasn't that difficult.


What You'll Need:

A collar (cut off an old shirt)
Paint (fabric paint if possible)
Dry (old) Toothbrush
A tumble dryer or a hair dryer.
Sponge or spray bottle

Step One:
Cut a Collar off an old shirt

Step Two:

Pinch, Twist and Pin The Fabric

Step Three:

Next put some bleach onto the sponge or in the spray bottle.
I actually used a sock. Dab on the bleach covering all of the collar.
( I did both sides)

Don't go too mad with the bleach as you only want the colour to fade not burn a hole through it.
Leave for 5 to 10 minutes. You can leave longer depending on fabric but with some shirt
fabrics they tend to turn grey if left too long.

Then rinse the collar and pop it into the dryer for 10 mins. or use a hairdryer.

Step Four:

Now get your paint (purples, Blues and Turqoise work best)
I actually used acrylic paint , but if you plan on attaching it to a dress or top
that you will be washing regularly I suggest Fabric Paint.

Using the sponge ( or Sock) Dab on the paint just like the bleach.
You may need to leave dry and do multiple layers to build up colour.

Lastly get an old toothbrush and some watered down white paint and flick on the colour.
I would highly suggest wearing gloves for all of this. I didn't. I was a mess. So was my floor.

You may need to go back and add some colour. 
When finished leave dry and
boom. job done.

I actually added 3 studs to the collar just because I had them lying around
but they are removable so you can wear the collar both ways.

Hope you enjoyed, and if you guys have any other galaxy diy jobs
leave a link below, I would love to have a look.

Have a nice Weekend,

L xo


  1. I like the collar, it's very unique and looks really cool!

  2. That is amazing! :D

  3. super chouette !!! i love it...hope you've check the proverbs galaxy diy's feel free to join the site.

  4. Amazing d.i.y so simple but it looks so amazing!

  5. Delicate and flirty tips for the modern woman.

  6. This was a great tutorial! I think I could actually manage this with your instructions and pictures.

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  7. Nicely done, I love DIY posts :) x

  8. Great post, I'm definitely going to give the Galaxy Bleach printing a go.

    L. x

  9. This turned out so well, great diy !

  10. This is soo cool :) loving collars atm!
    Amy x

  11. So cool--love it!

    Loving your blog,

  12. you did a fantastic job on this, I normally don't like galaxy print but I really like this.

  13. It looks great - you're so talented!

  14. sooo cool!
    and so original! :)


  15. Great diy, this collar is amazing :) xx

  16. I love galaxy prints right now. They are so fun and unique.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  17. Oh wow this looks brilliant! Great DIY

  18. this is such an amazing DIY!! love the galaxy on collar!
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  19. We love your print collar,very nice!!!!!!!!!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  20. Such an amazing idea. Great way to incorporate the galaxy print into our outfits. Love your blog! x

  21. Wow, you've done such a professional job! It looks amazing, geez I wish I had your skillz...

    The Style Rawr!


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