You probably have guessed by now that we have a major soft spot for almost all things western . . . bolos, cowboy boots and the like. So when Balenciaga incorporated a modern take on western collar tips into their Spring 2011 Collection, we were beyond thrilled. Who knew these little metal tips are capable of brightening up any button up shirt?! With a pair of inexpensive decorative brass corners from the hardware store, we made our own Balenciaga-inspired collar tips that are to DIY for.You’ll need:
– 2 brass decorative corners – 2 clutch pin backs – 2 pieces of thick fabric scrap (i.e. felt or wool)
– cutting pliers
– super glue
Start by drawing 2 lines at 45 degree angles on the inside of each brass corner, creating a small wedge. Use the cutting pliers to cut out the wedges.
Sandwich a brass corner between two pieces of fabric. The fabric will prevent the brass from being dented or nicked by the hammer. Lightly tap the hammer, flatting the edges inwards.
Once you’ve flattened your corners, super glue a clutch pin back to each backside.
Let it dry.
Attach your new collar tips to any shirt!
We’re excited to experiment with more fancy decorative corners and adorn our collared shirts!
(top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
Awesome! Will definitely go try to make something similar!
Love it! I guess I will be putting my tool kit to good use this weekend because I’m so going to do this.
per usual fabulous diy.
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this is literally genius!!! i love all your diy’s!
ohhh!!!! i absolutely love the collar tips. so fabulous. thanks for this great DIY!
I love this! As soon as I finish your box braid necklace I’m going to try this. What a wonderful idea!
LOVE it ladies. amazing as usual. xx
Amazing as always!
Oh hail yes. xxxxxxxxxxx
Wow this is awesome, I’m going to try this sometime to spice up my boring collars!
Love your DIY! Recently did your bracelets and they came out great! We used a charcol chain instead– check it out!
what the what!?
you girls amaze me AGAIN!!!!
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Would it be alright if I made a vid on this?
I will credit back. Awesome!
wow, loved Balenciaga’s colars for SS11- def going to be trying this! thanks for the tips 🙂
These are so awesome! I can’t wait to make these!
This is really a fantastic idea, and well executed at that. Thanks!
These DIY collar tips remind me alittle like the Jewelled collars made by “Eleven OBJECTS”. Who knew collars could be so seductive!
Amazing tutorial!! just love it.
XX, Monse F.-
I would love to try this some day!
BRILLIANT!!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesomeness all the time 🙂
These existed in the mid-’80s already, and are not getting any prettier the second time around :-/
LOVE THIS! Definitely trying this out!
Fabulous! Thanks for this great DIY.
Thanks for the DIY idea, im headed to the craft shop this weekend
Is there a store where we can buy clutch pins? I’ve been looking everywhere because I feel like I MUST do this project asap!
@Rachelle, here is the link to some clutch pins. You can also probably find them at most craft stores like Michaels and Ben Franklin. Good luck!
Amazing! Have to try that 🙂 🙂
Best. DIYs. Ever.
LITERALLY just made a pair- waiting for the glue to dry and gunna sport these babies with a cream blouse tonight!!! thanks for the awesome idea
I LOVE IT 멋져
Making these today to go on a western shirt I’m making… the shirt is an oversized denim with sheer black panels at the top to make that western shape. I’ll post pictures to your FB when I am finished!
Hi. I found your tutorial here, but i think it’s uncredited http://www.wendymag.com/how-to-make-diy-collar-tips/
Omg these are awesome too! You have such DIYs.
I´m searching since some weeks for these kind of collar tips – thank you so much for this DIY :))
incredible!!! good job dear
This is seriously the DIY project of my dreams. Thanks for sharing!
That’s amazing, I love it!!
Your DIY posts are so awesome! 🙂
greatttt 😀 <3
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bisous !! jess
its so sad! i cant purchase the brass decorative corners from that shop cause im not living in US and they dont ship outside US ): really love this D.I.Y !
Im having the hardest time cutting the corners. Any suggestions to any one that has tried?
And it’s detachable? Amazing.
I’ve been looking to buy these since forever and I found that asos had sold out on them. They look simple enough to make so I’ll defs be trying this
I’ve been looking for ways to make these!!!
I made a version =D
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I’m going to a Dallas theme party for the reboot of the series, and am dressing for the occasion. Collar points were pretty big in Dallas and I can’t wait to make these myself rather then spend a shiton for a once in a while wear.Thanks!!
I want to make this so bad… But I don’t know if they sell these corners also in Holland. I searched on the internet, but without a lot of results. Maybe somebody (dutch) know? Let me know, please 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is amazing!! I’ve been wondering how to do that for a long time 😀 thanks!
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I did these and they were so easy. However the whole cutting thing didn’t work so I just hammered ALOT. They are so much fun and I basically live in them!!
I just tried this with smaller clips and they look AMAZING with my red and black plaid shirt! (the shirt is form Urban outfitters- it kinda reminds me of a lumber jack)!
Thanks so much
I’d just be afraid it meant fall of and cut your neck or something. Other then that it ‘s quite stylish.
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I really love this DIY and the end result looks gorgeous on that shirt! I love that they are detachable too so you could add them to any shirt whenever you like! I like the idea a lot, but I’m terrible with a hammer and with anything sharp, so I wanted to come up with something a lot easier than this 🙂 http://www.tipprincess.blogspot.com it would absolutely mean to world to me to get your opinion on my DIY 😀
very cute neck tip, They make simple shirts look expensive. I found a lot at http://www.cnsfashion.com/ too.