10 Feb 2012

Golden Leaves and Collar Tips

Today's day started normally, but I had an urge to make something myself, and generally make myself usefull to the world (that might explain the sudden vacuuming of the house at 9 am.). You know when sometimes you search around in your old drawers/jewelry boxes/clothes/mum's clothes etc? Doesn't it make you wanna create something new from old stuff? No? Is it only me? Well maybe it's because looking back at some of my stuff makes me think 'Seriously Rafaella? What the HELL were you thinking?', but I can not bring myself to throw them away. INSTEAD, crafty Rafi (I kinda like that name, maybe I should call myself that way to many times in front of people 'till they're obliged to call me the same?) decided to make some collar tips I have been drooling over at Asos from these f-ugly earings, only All Mighty knows why I purchased 4 years ago (epic cheap, like 1euro). So if you're still here after all this jibber jabber, look at the magic that happened!




The final masterpiece (who are you kidding Rafaella?)


And here's the How To:
Ugly leafy earings - CHECK

You'll need 3 leaves for each tip

I drafted the tip of the collar for convinience


Place the leaves where you want them


After glueing them together, I joined them by a hoop ring with a safety pin


Fininshed them both

Et voila!



36 comments:

  1. great! Simple but perfect!

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    1. Thank you very much! :) It means a lot to me! Stay tuned for more DIY I'm on a DIY frenzy! :D

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  2. Hi! Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog, I am very glad you like it! :)
    You have some amazing pieces in your wardrobe and this collar embellishment you did is very cool, I adore DIY! And your hair is red like that of Arielle, the little mermaid from Disney which was my favorite character when I was a child :) And, you know, I am studying classics, so it is one of my dreams and goals to visit Greece! Very glad we've found each other :)
    Kisses,
    Natalia

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    1. You literally made me smile like a 3 year old getting birthday presents. Seriously your words are beyond kind! Classics studies are so interesting! I'm studying Architecture in Greece :)
      I can already tell I'm gonna love meeting you, even if it is behind a computer monitor! Keep up the good work and the smiles coming! :D

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  3. Awww so sweet ! Thank you for you lovely comments on my blog! SO happy to hear it. I'm your new follower too! I love your style and your red hair! so pretty!

    Best Wishes!
    Deidre
    xoxo

    lalageorgia.blogspot.com

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  4. This is awesome! Such a unique spin on the other collar tips I've seen!
    Thanks for the sweetest comment ever too!! <3

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    1. Thank you! :D Honestly I did not expect them to turn out good, but you never know! :P
      xx

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  6. Sorry, I messed up my comment. Here I go again: I wanted to complement you on this really nice DIY job. What a neat idea to spice up your shirt this way!
    And thanks so much for the follow, love:)

    www.thestylelounge.ca

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    1. You are very welcome, and thank you so much for your kind words! :) They mean a lot to me :D
      It IS such a unique and simple way to amp up a simple jean shirt! :D
      xx

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  7. Πολύ ωραία ιδέα :) Μπράβο σου!!

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    1. Σε ευχαριστώ πάρα πάρα πολύ! :D
      xx

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  8. euxaristw koukla gia to uperoxo comment sou**ti uperoxi idea*teleutaia asxoloume ligo me ta kosmimata kai to post sou einai great inspiration**love and kisses*

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    1. Δε κάνει τίποτα για το comment, τα καλά πρέπει να λέγονται! ;)
      Να το δοκιμάσεις, είναι πιο εύκολο απ ότι φαίνεται! :D
      xx

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  9. oh thank you, really!
    nice DIY ;)
    btw i follow back you w/ plesure!
    bisous xxx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and the follow! :D
      xx

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  10. Good idea! :)

    I invite you to
    http://fashion-whoknow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you :)
      I checked your blog and loved it! :D
      xx

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  11. This is such a good idea!! I hope to see more DIY:) Following you!!!

    http://stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so so much! You are going to see more DIYs for sure!;)
      Thank you so much for the follow! :D
      xx

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  12. Great DIY! Love this and I will definitely try it.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  13. wow good job :D i like it!!

    I'm glad to follow you :D
    you can follow my blog too if you like it :)

    Marie
    http://iintothegroove.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow looks cool!!
    maybe you will visit my blog as well! xxx

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  15. love this DIY looks amazing!
    xo

    mydutchfashionstyle.blogspot.com

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  16. Such a great idea, I love it! It looks amazing.

    thefashionestate.blogspot.com

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  17. πολύ ωραία ιδέα .....τέλειο έγινε....
    kisses

    http://lenasfavoritesthings.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thanks for following!!
    Love your blog! You have such great style!

    abeautifulmaybe.blogspot.com - xo,

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  19. Amazing DIY, the collar tips are so creative, I love their style as leaves <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  20. Εΰγε, πολυ ομορφο!

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  22. WOW I love this! So amazing! I'm your newest follower by the way :)

    xRachel

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  23. Great idea!You gave me an idea for an old shirt of mine!I also have these urges to create things from old stuff!I rarely throw away anything- maybe that's a reason my bedroom is mainly a big pile of clutter waiting to be fixed and re-invented!xxx

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  25. very cute collar tips, They make simple shirts look expensive.

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