The other night, I was lucky enough to get tickets to “Peter Pan” playing in Dallas. The musical stars Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan, former-Olympic-gymnast-turned-musical-star; she does these amazing flips and acrobatics flying through the air WHILE SINGING that would make a normal person seasick. Oh haha and by the way, she’s 59. I also absolutely love everything Peter Pan and have seen these adorable dresses and shirts with “peter pan collars” popping up. I decided it was all a sign from the universe that it was time to make one of my own.
Now you might be thinking, “hey. this isn’t edible at all! I’ve been bamboozled.” Don’t worry! I promise that making this craft will take the same amount of time as making some delicious cookies but THIS creation will last forever. Unless you use those candy beads and eat it of course.
Rather than making a collar to sew on just one article of clothing, I decided a necklace was much better and more useful. These collars really work their magic best when paired with something with a high neckline but you can definitely be creative and wear this bad boy with everything you own! I’m sure Wendy and the Lost Boys will be extremely proud of you and all these crafty skills you’re about to develop.
- one medium-sized piece of white felt
- small, white round pearl beads (I used 6mm size, 600 piece bag)
- elastic string
- two pieces of sheer, white ribbon
- hole puncher
- hot glue gun + glue
- Print off this template and cut it out. Fold the piece of felt in half, hot dog style, and trace template onto the felt with a pencil. Still keeping the felt folded, cut out the traced template (when finished, you should have two pieces of the same size and shape). Flip one of the two pieces over and lay them side by side form the “collar shape”.
- With a hole puncher, make a hole in each collar piece just a few centimeters away from the end.
- Now, string the small pearl beads onto the elastic string. (You can either make multiple strands to glue each on separately or make one long strand and glue it all on in one foul swoop).
- With the two pieces side by side, move the left collar piece under the right and glue in place for the complete shape. Using a hot glue gun, place a line of glue on the outer egde of a collar piece and lay the beads in place.
- Moving from the outside to the inside, glue on all the beads in concentric circles until no white space is left. Tie ribbon through each hole and glue in place if desired.
- Put on the collar, tie ribbon in a bow and voilà! Look how chic, stylish and creative you are!!!!