March 27, 2012

DIY: Metal Frame Collar Blouse





I have an unhealthy blouse collection. I love blouses, and every season they come up with a slightly different looking blouse trend that makes me buy buy buy. One season is solid color, then it's ombre, then it's studded collar, then it's sheer... omg it never stops.

As I love the metal framed collar blouse, it's really just a regular blouse with two pieces of metal... So I stopped myself of buying one and decided to update one of my existing boring blouse... With a cookie tray! 

Here are the steps:

1. Cut 2 squares from your cookie tray with industrial scissors. The reason I used the cookie tray is because the metal is soft enough to bend and it won't rust.

2. Cut a slit on the rectangle piece.

3. Bend the rectangle over the end of the collar. Use a hammer to pound it in tact. Make sure you put a towel in between so you don't dent the metal.

5. And you are done!

The cookie tray was ruined after this DIY but now I can re-love my old blouse while save money on a new one. Besides, cookies aren't healthy for you anyways :)
{Photos by Travis; wearing DIY collar blouse, Coach aviators, American Eagle sequin sneakers}

62 comments:

  1. i would have never have thought of that it looks great!

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  2. Such a great DIY! The blouse looks much nicer. :)

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  3. this is so cool and simple to do! it looks great.

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  4. Love what u did, it's so simple! now i dont feel like i need to buy the zara metal collar top ive been eyeing on!

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  5. Oooh, I've got to try this - it looks so great!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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    1. I like the DIY. I've to try it.
      xoxo

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  7. Another amazing DIY! You have the best ones ever girl :)
    I am so bookmarking this one as well. Gah! I have so many DIYs to do once summer break gets here haha.
    Love the metallic tips on the blouse. Can't wait to try it.

    Trendy Teal

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  8. Much better use of the cookie tray I say...this is genius!!
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  9. very cute dear! you just do the best diy´s ever!

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  10. Oh that is a new idea! And as much as I love blouses, I don't have many at all D: That means I gotta go on a spree soon~ haha

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  11. That turned out great and you make it look easy. I can only imagine all the incredible things you could do with the fancy equipment in a metal shop.

    It was nice hearing your voice! =)

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  12. that's such a great touch to a simple blouse! Makes it edgy and new and you could always take them off when you like! great job! :)

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  13. i am loving this super-duper unique diy!!! x

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  14. LOVE! i have been lusting after blouse like this from zara but refuse to pay 80!

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  15. I love this blouse!
    I constantly have problems finding the right ones for my frame...I am petite but have a bust...so they dont look as flattering as they do on you!

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  16. With a cookie tray! Now that´s being ingenious and resourceful...loved the result, great DIY

    hugs
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  17. a cookie tray? how creative! i'm a huge fan of these frame corner metal tips for collars too :)

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  18. awesome idea!
    loved your article in ottawa style mag too btw :)

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  19. I'm starting to buy studs and stuff to embellish my collars! I love how sleek this style looks! Great DIY!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  20. Hello!
    what a fresh idea you've had! i love it! so cute!
    thanks for visiting my blog,
    now i follow you!

    kiss,

    amy

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  21. I love this idea!! Must try this. I love your blog too!!! Your just fabulous.

    I am new at blogging and found you through my good friend blondeepisodes, Kori. I am trying to make new friends in the blog world, and it is not as easy as it looks :) lol Come check out my blog and tell me what you think, I would appreciate it. Have a great week!

    http://aflameoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  22. You so rock, of the Heavy Metal variety!!! lol. No, seriously loving it and the railways behind you. Shoes, awesome. :)

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  23. Woweeeeee! What an awesome DIY. I would love to give this a try! :) You are queen of DIY's hun. Hope you've been well!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  24. this is such a rad DIY! and easy! thank you :)




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  25. julie there you go, creating another thing with fantastic mind! :)

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  26. it is so nice and easy!

    http://sticktofashion.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love love love this DIY!!

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  28. Wow that idea so great.
    I love your shirt.
    these lovely photos.
    kisses...♥

    http://arumistyle.blogspot.mx/

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  29. ohmygosh, that is so freakin' cool!

    <3, Mimi

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  30. best DIY i've seen in a while :) I have so many tired shirts in my wardrobe ! x

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  31. That is such a good idea and so easy too! :3

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  32. wow!! just love the DIY darling!!
    http://fashionettista.blogspot.com.br/

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  33. this is such a lovely idea, i love it! thank you so much for sharing! <3
    I always see these metal frame collared blouses but they're always overpriced...hehe :)

    missdanbee.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow great idea!! You styled it so well!
    Following you now :)


    Chicfullyyours.blogspot.com

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  35. Great DIY!

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  36. wow, such an awesome DIY!!! i love the results. never would've thought to use a cookie tray.

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  37. i feel like asking my dad to do this for me, i'm terribly clumsy when it comes to using tools, haha!

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  38. You are so good at your DIYS hun!! You look amazing xx

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  39. I usually hate DIY's put this is a good one. great idea.
    xx
    nicole
    http://roccitystyle.blogspot.com/

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  40. <3 <3 <3 You're officially the style DIY queen! This is brillant and looks great!

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  41. You look so damn cute : D love the little DIY's you do from time to other.. XD

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  42. Blouse is great! :)
    http://dreameranete.blogspot.com/

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  43. Great tutorial! I gotta keep this in mind if I fall for blouses as well. ;) xoxo ♥

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  44. omg love it how you easily added that =D

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  45. I love it! You are awesome at all these DIY's!!

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  46. How awesome! Will have to try this

    Xx

    Socialsexystyle.blogspot.com

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  47. this is super creative with a cookie tray!! i wouldn't have ever thought of it!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  48. omg! this is freaking amazing!!!! totally following you now! love your blog :D

    <3

    p.s. you should definitely watch hunger games if you haven't already!!! :D

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  49. You're a genius!!!!!!!! I love this trend. Unfortunately my housemates may kill me with whats left of the cookie tray if I tried to snip corners off it. Hahahaha

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  50. Wow, this is amazing. You're so creative!!

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  51. This is amazing!

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  52. That is sucha cool idea!! You are so innovative!

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