Accessorize all your blouses, sweaters and cardigans with this simple and glittery collar pin! Collar chains are a super easy way to add a touch of glam to everyday blouses, to adorn plain coats, or even to dress up wooly sweaters and cardigans. All you need is glittery foam, jump rings, and chain. You can even leave the chain off, if you like – simply pin the two hearts on your collar instead.
The downloadable heart template is included below. This project is so fun, cheap and ridiculously easy that you will want to make a different set for each of your collared shirts! They’re also the perfect Valentine’s Day present, but why not spread the love year round? Make your own Valentine’s Day cards for your loved ones – there are two different printables below – and you’ll be all set. Now, let’s get crafting!
What You Need
- Lapel pins – tack and back (or earring pins, or clips)
- Jump rings
- Googly eyes
- Jewelry pliers
- Glitter foam sheets
- Plain card
- Hot glue gun (or super glue)
- Heart template (download here)
Download, print, and cut out the heart paper pattern. Use a pen to transfer two heart shapes on the back of the glittery foam and cut them out. Make a hole by pressing the needle through the bottom of each heart.
Choose the length of chain you want to use by measuring your collared shirt or cardigan – mine was about 5” long. Use your pliers to attach a jump ring to one end of the chain and loop it through the hole in one of the glittery hearts. Close the jump ring with the pliers. Repeat this with another jump ring, the other end of the chain, and the remaining glittery heart.
Hot glue the lapel pins onto the back of the hearts and then hot glue googly eyes onto the glitter side. Your charming glittery hearts are ready to accessorize any collar! Needing a lovely card to make an amazing gift?
Download and print the gift cards onto cardstock. Choose whichever design you like best! Print both sides, or print the front and back designs onto different sheets of paper and then glue them together. Following the templates, poke holes by pushing a needle through the gift card. Pin the two hearts in and fill in the back of the gift cards.
Happy Valentine’s Day!