DIY Peter Pan Collar

We almost lost our marbles when we first spotted these scalloped white Louis Vuitton collars on the runway. And so when Lucky Magazine asked us to create a tutorial for their November issue, DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic? 

You’ll need:

Using the pattern template, cut out the two collar pieces. Create small holes between each scallop, using the hole punch.

Overlap the two wider end pieces and push a button through the last two aligning holes. Sew the button in place from the backside.

Cut the ribbon into two half-yard lengths. Thread the ribbon through the last hole on the tapered end, place a drop of glue at the tip, and fold it closed.

Wrap the collar around your neck and tie it into a bow.

Your Louis Vuitton inspired peter pan collar is finished!

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the November issue of Lucky Magazine – on newstands now!

(top image via FGR, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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226 Comments

  1. I LOVV ITTTTT GREAT ONE!

    10.25.11
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  2. Camille wrote:

    Looks great! But the “here” link for the pattern appears to be broken (I get a 404) 🙁

    10.25.11
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  3. Rachel wrote:

    Seriously fantastic. I’ve been in love with these collars from the first moment I’ve seen them. Unfortunately, I don’t live somewhere very fashion forward and haven’t found any around yet. This is a brilliant DIY. xoxo

    10.25.11
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  4. Laura wrote:

    Girls this is super great! Could you maybe tell us an alternative to make the holes?
    X

    10.25.11
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  5. Erica wrote:

    @Camille, link is fixed now! @Laura, if you don’t want to buy a leather rotary puncher, a regular paper hole punch from an office supply store should work just fine. xx

    10.25.11
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  6. Style Pony wrote:

    seriously gorgeous…

    10.25.11
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  7. Love this diy. I’m working on making a collar right now as well!

    Dooney and Bourke Backpack Giveaway

    10.25.11
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  8. Manding wrote:

    omg yes ! i love this. cannot wait to try it.

    10.25.11
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  9. This is awesome!
    I do love the original though…

    10.25.11
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  10. Meredith wrote:

    This is perfect! I am so doing this and soon!

    10.25.11
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  11. Jessie wrote:

    i love this its so adorable! i want to make one. thanks for sharing this DIY
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

    10.25.11
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  12. This is insanely gorgeous!..thanks for the tut!

    10.25.11
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  13. Nell wrote:

    Wanna make this like right now, but only have some thick white cotton, would this fray?

    10.25.11
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Nell, yes it may fray! Felt and rubber flannel, which can be found at almost all fabric stores, would be the best option for this. Good luck! xx

      10.25.11
  14. Pilar wrote:

    This a great DIY and very easy! Thaks for sharing it!

    http://secondopilar.blogspot.com

    10.25.11
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  15. Ambyr wrote:

    Aww this is great. Congrats on the feature in Lucky!! I’m totally going to try this, it looks adorable.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    10.25.11
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  16. Love it! so adorable!!

    Kisses

    10.25.11
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  17. maria wrote:

    this is awesome! I cannot WAIT to try it!

    10.25.11
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  18. aimee wrote:

    I love love love this i cant wait to make one xxx

    10.25.11
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  19. betsy wrote:

    Who woulda thought?! Love the tutorial. Can’t wait to give it a try. Nice work.

    10.25.11
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  20. UMMMMM AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10.25.11
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  21. Mariale wrote:

    love it… definitely will do it!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

    10.25.11
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  22. Janet wrote:

    White is sweet….but any color would do! So many to choose from in my shop….

    ; )

    http://www.feltonthefly.etsy.com

    10.25.11
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  23. LivvyV wrote:

    I love it. I love all of you ladies DIY and over my Christmas and Thanksgiving break I will totally doing some of the DIY.

    10.25.11
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  24. yes!! i’m so loving this collar!! and it looks quite simple which i love!!
    xx ~ kristina

    10.25.11
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  25. Maud wrote:

    Incroyable !! Magnifique !! J’adore !!!
    Thks !

    10.25.11
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  26. grace wrote:

    adorable, great idea, thanks for sharing!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

    10.25.11
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  27. Jess James wrote:

    LOVE This one!! SO inpired by your blog to come up with easy ideas for my own blog.

    http://www.inkedandsewn.com

    xx Jess James

    10.25.11
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  28. J Umm wrote:

    shut up
    this is the best tutorial EVER.
    STYLE DECORUM

    10.25.11
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  29. Marie wrote:

    Thank you so much! I’ll do this collar tomorrow 😉
    xxx

    10.25.11
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  30. Chessa! wrote:

    I adore everything about this post! so creative!!! and I love that that you described yourselves as losing your “marbles”….I say this all the time and my husband looks at me like I really have lost my marbles bc who ever says that?

    10.25.11
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  31. Grace wrote:

    Aw, it’s so cute!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

    10.25.11
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  32. stephanie wrote:

    love all your DIYS!

    10.25.11
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  33. This is a very cute idea and well done on the feature! ^_^ Yall executed it so professionally =)

    Eeli

    10.25.11
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  34. Love this DIY!

    10.25.11
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  35. Wow ,,,itis so easy and lovely for hanmade neckline,thanks your post !

    10.26.11
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  36. Congrats! This is an awesome post as other DIY projects were. Would love to try making one. xoxo

    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

    10.26.11
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  37. Kate wrote:

    gorgeous! I’ll definitely have a go at this!
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

    10.26.11
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  38. daria wrote:

    omg, omg, omg.

    10.26.11
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  39. Serena wrote:

    BRILLIANT!!

    Love from Seoul,
    Serena

    http://nostalgicsenses.blogspot.com

    10.26.11
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  40. Mary wrote:

    Thank you so much for this post .collar is amazing)

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

    10.27.11
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  41. Slađi wrote:

    Ohh this is so cuuuute!!! It looks amazing!

    10.28.11
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  42. Morgane wrote:

    This is so amazing, I had to share it on my blog; of course I’m saying it’s from you and I’m linking it back to your blog! 🙂

    Bisou from Tel Aviv

    Morgane from morgane-leopardlegs.com

    10.29.11
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  43. vanessa wrote:

    this is just a great DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    vanessa
    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

    10.30.11
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  44. so awesome… i loved this! xo

    10.31.11
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  45. Kaz wrote:

    Love this!!! I can’t wait to try it. Been obsessed with these collars for ages 🙂

    11.1.11
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  46. Alicia wrote:

    Hey, I don’t want to do the shameless self-promotion thing, but I actually made my own peter pan collar of a more embellished type. Check out my tutorial here if you’d like:

    http://desartsplastiques.tumblr.com/post/12230534098/diy-embellished-collar-what-youll-need

    11.1.11
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  47. This is the cutest, and SO easy!

    -M from http://fashionotes.com

    11.7.11
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  48. As a kiddo I hated the peter pan collars my mom made me wear. I guess mom know’s best, cause I’m in love with them now!!!

    xoxox,
    Courtney

    11.12.11
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  49. Lucy wrote:

    I love this so much <3 just made one!

    11.12.11
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  50. Reelika wrote:

    I made it from my old beret and it looks stunning. Thanks for very good idea, I love that collar on every clothing.

    11.14.11
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  51. Jennifer wrote:

    okay – I have to admit – I am craft – handicapped – so please bear with me. I bought everything on the list to make this beautiful collar. I printed out the template, but I don’t want to trace on the felt because it will show (I only know this because I already tried it – thankfully, I bought PLENTY of materials). HELP! How do I successfully cut the material using the template?

    11.15.11
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  52. Sandra wrote:

    @ Jennifer: You can pin the template on the felt and cut around it, that way you won’t have to draw on the fabric 🙂

    11.21.11
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  53. Lieke wrote:

    Great DIY!! Can’t wait to make it.
    I tried to download the template, but Adobe says there’s something wrong with the file. Is that possible?

    11.23.11
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  54. Lieke wrote:

    Sorry, the other link was working! Yay!

    11.23.11
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  55. camilleg wrote:

    hello, i took your advice to make my own peter pan collar
    I put a link of your website on mine to explain in french how to make a peter pan collar 🙂
    http://camilleg.livejournal.com/23651.html

    hope you agree
    lots of love
    camilleg

    12.1.11
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  56. Delphine wrote:

    I love tour blog and your ideas!! You have a wonderfull creative blog!! I’m french, and J’ADORE TON BLOG!!!

    12.2.11
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  57. Bríd wrote:

    I broke my hole punch, but my collar looks superb 🙂 yay!

    12.17.11
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  58. Caitlin wrote:

    I have to say, if anyone is thinking of how to do the holes, a rotary leather puncher is a seriously good investment—just think of the little things—like being able to punch new belt holes (great for transforming belts for pants that you want to be able to wear stylishly on the natural waistline/with skirts, etc but are too big.)

    12.23.11
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  59. Anna wrote:

    Love the details with the puncher.

    12.30.11
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  60. Aimee wrote:

    I love it! mind if I post the link on my blog?

    1.2.12
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  61. maria wrote:

    thank you for the inspiration!!!you can check my blog i made a post with my collar and also gave your url!
    Greetings from Greece!

    1.9.12
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  62. ruvic wrote:

    great idea. can’t wait to try it!

    xoxox

    1.11.12
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  63. s.aribaud wrote:

    j’adore , merci pour le tuto du col claudine, une française blogueuse…..

    1.29.12
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  64. brit-marie wrote:

    I made this yesterday and I am thoroughly impressed and in love! Peter pan collars forever <3

    2.10.12
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  65. cripa wrote:

    i love your blog.its really helpful.i am definetely making one.

    2.22.12
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  66. Carmen wrote:

    Hey guys! I’m running a competition where you can win an original painting of Nelson Mandela, if you would like to enter please visit http://innercitylovin.blogspot.com/2012/03/tiny-dancer-art-agency.html

    It’s for a great cause!

    Thx!!!

    I’m totally making this collar right now, will post pics soon!

    3.19.12
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  67. kristy wrote:

    I tried a number of times to download the template with both link and adobe says there is a problem with the file.

    Great DIY btw 🙂 Love it.

    3.23.12
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  68. Maggie wrote:
    4.16.12
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  69. Wow. This is so cute LOVE IT 😉

    4.17.12
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  70. käthe wrote:

    Thank you guys so much for this tutorial!
    with big love from Germany <3

    4.18.12
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  71. Lucy Staite wrote:

    I tried this out myself- see the results on my blog

    http://theresroomonthemoon.blogspot.co.uk/

    4.18.12
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  72. Alena wrote:

    glad to know about something like this.http://www.porcelanatoportinari.com

    4.25.12
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  73. Peaches wrote:

    Too cute!! I will need to get a hole puncher 🙂

    5.8.12
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  74. Ramona wrote:

    this is absolutely amazing idea. I would try to make one as well, looks simple.

    xoxo Ra

    5.18.12
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  75. Amy wrote:

    What a cute tutorial!

    I invested in a rotary hole punch but find it has some trouble punching through the felt – did anyone else encounter this problem?

    5.21.12
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  76. Rose wrote:

    I have the same problem with the rotary hole punch, it just won’t go through the fabric. I wonder if my punch is defective or if I’m just not doing it correctly. Some tips would be nice :>

    5.23.12
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  77. Jay wrote:

    Hey I really appreciate the tutorial, it was super easy to follow along with.
    Take a look at my interpretation if you get a chance!!
    http://capitalfashion613.blogspot.ca/2012/05/peter-pan-collar.html

    Also to the comments above, I dont have a rotary hole punch so I just used a thick nail and a hammer to punch the holes.

    Jay

    5.23.12
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  78. Katherine wrote:

    What a great tutorial! I love pan collars! I can’t wait to try it!

    6.19.12
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  79. Nicole wrote:

    This is sooo cute!! I love it! You should check my blog, the URL is: beautifulmadness.weebly.com
    Check it out! It ahs nice diy

    7.18.12
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  80. Priscilla wrote:

    Omg!!! realice uno en negro con perlas doradas quedo relindo!!!

    7.25.12
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  81. Laia wrote:

    This is lovely!! thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://fosterthestyle.blogspot.com.es/

    8.18.12
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  82. Sarah wrote:

    Hi Erica,
    I just wanted to share with you the collar I made using your template. I hope you like it! I am going to make another one which is more like the one you did above, I just got a bit carried away with this one!

    http://littlebundyscloset.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/diy-peter-pan-collar-tried-and-tested.html

    10.2.12
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  83. Astrid wrote:

    That is so pretty! I love the cut and the little button in the center♥
    Astrid from http://theweeklystyler.com

    10.18.12
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  84. Thanks,Love the tutorial! I put it as an example on my blog : http://my-vintage-box.blogspot.fr/
    great ideas
    xxx

    10.30.12
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  85. Kitty wrote:

    Done! Thank you for the tutorial, it’s looks beautiful and it was so simple.
    Love,
    Kitty x

    11.2.12
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  86. adornemus wrote:

    Simple. Lovely.
    I loved this tutorial!
    AL from http://adornemus.wordpress.com

    11.7.12
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  87. It is really beautiful.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Love from Venezuela.

    1.1.13
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  88. Natalie wrote:

    Love it!
    Made “my own” verision of it, thanks for the pattern! Linked to this entry at my Chictopia.

    1.4.13
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  89. Missy wrote:

    This is SO awesome! Totally going to do this! Thanks! ♥

    1.23.13
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  90. Danny wrote:

    This is super cute! Btw I was wondering if you can recommend any good sewing machines, hopefully on the cheaper side, no more than $150? I want to buy one but I don’t know anything about them and I don’t want to end up going on ebay/amazon to buy one at $30 that will suck you know? There’s so many DIY’s I want to do and I’m a real need for a sewing machine so any advice you could give would be really helpful!

    3.5.13
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  91. Barbara wrote:

    Wow this is so beautiful, simple and classic! Great for everyday!
    I also make some collar necklaces myself, please have a look at : http://whatscraftdoc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/party-or-casual-detachable-collars.html
    thanks

    4.15.13
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  92. Ingrid wrote:

    This is amazing! It’s so easy and the finished product looks so professional. Definitely trying it 🙂

    4.23.13
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  93. maria wrote:

    pleaaaaaaaas answer my Q

    could i can do it to buy it in a small pasar
    :))))) it is in my school 🙂

    4.27.13
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  94. LaLa wrote:

    Love this! Definitely going to make my own!!

    http://oooh-lalaa.blogspot.co.uk/
    xo0x LaLa x0ox

    5.20.13
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  95. Katie wrote:

    I made a reversible maroon/white collar using adhesive backed felt. So adorable and easy to match with outfits!

    6.23.13
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  96. Katherine wrote:

    Just made this… It’s adorable! So easy to do, and I whipped it up in 15 minutes. Thanks for the great DIY!

    7.19.13
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  97. miranda wrote:

    Great Tutorial, but do you have to use felt? Can I just use some old shirt?

    8.9.13
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    3.12.14
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  99. I am very impresses by this simple and adorable DIY. I will definitely try it soon. Great share!

    12.13.14
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  100. Julie wrote:

    Oh, this is exactly what i was looking for! Such a lovely and sweet design. But it looks like the link to the template is gone. Is there another source for it? I would love to make this!!

    2.17.16
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  101. Emily wrote:

    So freaking cute! I’m dying for the template and the link isn’t working again- any chance of getting that fixed so I can try this asap? <3

    7.6.16
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Emily link should be fixed now!

      7.6.16
  102. Brandi wrote:

    Love your tutorial! But, I’m having a hard time downloading the file if it’s still available. Every time I click the link, it pulls up a picture, but I’m unable to do anything with it.

    11.9.17
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