How to make a pretend play dog collar for a child. This was quick and easy to sew as a Christmas gift for my son who is obsessed with our dog’s collar.
My 4 year old son is obsessed with our dog’s collar. He keeps removing it and trying to put it on himself. I made the mistake of saying, “That’s Rocky’s collar to wear in case he gets lost. He needs to wear it so we can find him.” Now… I realized my mistake immediately. But it was already said.
First problem: Did I actually just imply my child doesn’t need a collar in case HE gets lost?! Lol, whoops.
Second problem: He dug through the dog stuff and found a spare collar. I told him the collar wasn’t safe for him to wear, but I decided to make him a safe collar for Christmas. I figured it’d be fun and I know he will appreciate it. I used a magnet instead of velcro or snaps so that it will come off easily. I didn’t want him getting hurt so this seemed like a great way to make it.
Note: This will come off super easily so don’t make this for an actual dog.
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Now I just added a snap to attach my tag.
I took a piece of chalkboard fabric and serged around it for the tag. I added a snap to that so it could snap onto the collar. Finished!
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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