Wow, there’s a lot of “C’s in that title! 😂
Even though I only owned one pair of collar clips (which you can see in my first – and only – outfit of the day post) until I made these, they are still my favourite kind of accessory hands down!
They are SO cute, don’t require any piercings, and you can’t even tell you have them on most the time! I have wanted to get more for myself ever since I bought the first pair, but all the designs I liked were actually collar pins, not clips.
I didn’t like the idea of putting holes in all my collars, so I started brainstorming a way to make my own collar clips so I could have any shape I wanted – and now I have finally made my first design! ☺️
I’m sure it will be no surprise to you that I went for a food-inspired design first, especially since my love for cookies is certainly not a secret 😂 But I have heaps of different designs in mind that I’d like to make in the future.
If you guys have any requests, then leave them in the comments 👇 and I will try my best to make them. Anyway, enough talking, let me teach you how to make these adorable tiny treats for yourself!
YOU WILL NEED:
♡ Air-dry clay in light and dark brown
♡ Clay rolling pin and tools
♡ Two mini pegs
♡ A short chain, or piece of ribbon
♡ Hot glue gun
1. Roll out your light brown clay until it’s only a millimetre or so thick.
2. Cut it into a rough hexagonal shape, making sure that it’s still quite a bit larger than the size of your peg, as you’re still going to trim more from it and you don’t want the peg to be visible from the front.
3. Using a tool with a curved end, cut off any harsh points from the outside of your clay. Now, pick up your clay and gently mould the outsides with your fingers so that they’re softer and more rounded. Keep in mind that cookies aren’t generally perfectly round, so leaving in some waves will help your finished piece look more authentic!
4. Roll out your dark brown clay until it’s as thick as your light brown clay, then grab a tiny pinch of it between two fingers, and roll that into a tiny ball. These will be our chocolate chips. Do this a few more times, then play around with the placing of them on the cookie.
When you’re happy with how they’re sitting, make a tiny indent underneath each chocolate chip with a pointy tool, then sit the chocolate chips inside those indents.
5. Wait for your clay to dry (or, if you only have oven bake clay, bake it now). Then, add a generous amount of hot glue to the back of each cookie, and sit the peg inside that.
6. Add another dot of hot glue to the back of each cookie, at the bottom, and attach one end of the chain to each piece. Wait for the glue to dry, and you’re done! Now you have a super cute fashion accessory that lets the world know how much you love chocolate chip cookies 😉
How EASY is that?! I’m still a super-beginner when it comes to using clay (AND a hot glue gun, for that matter!), so hopefully the more I play around with it, the better I’ll be at shaping it! Do you any of you guys like collar clips? I honestly don’t think I know anyone – online or in real life – that wears them, which is why I wanted to spread the word about them! I just think they are SO cute 🙊
Until next time,