Friday, July 8, 2016

Repurposed Collar Flower For My Hound Dog

Ain't nothin' but a hound dog...

...with a flower on her collar!

I  experienced a fashion emergency this week: a trip to Vegas was approaching, and because Matilda always gets so much attention when she walks through a casino, I decided to add a pretty accessory to enhance her star quality.

I made the cute collar flower from two waiting-to-be-repurposed items I had been saving for just such an occasion.  (Both from the dollar store.  I am very predictable that way.)

The DIY:

I cut two flower shapes from the fleece glove, and two simple pieces from the metallic silver placemat:

I layered the four shapes, and sewed them onto the collar.

If you look at the finished fleur, you can see I also placed a tiny circle of fleece in the center - useful for preventing the thread from tearing through the plastic lace.

Crisis averted!  Princess Matilda is ready to make her appearance in Vegas.

Or as I sometimes like to call her, Princess Di.


  1. Matilda looks pretty sassy now :D

  2. Princess Matilda will definitely be the star of the show! What a cutie she is sporting her adorable pink flower!

  3. Aw! What a darling! The flower definitely suits her. :)

  4. That is too sweet, didn't know they allow hound dogs in casinos, but sure why not, does she play a mean game of roulette? thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday and hope you enjoyed Vegas!

    1. Ha! She doesn't play because she's not 21. Actually it's so funny when you walk her through the casino - every drunk in sight comes running to rub her head for luck. Thanks, Sara!

  5. Cute collar! Princess Di looking cute seriously. I am sure She will get more attention in Vegas ;)

  6. She IS a princess and she's so cute with that beautiful flower :)

  7. Princess Matilda looks just fabulous with her upcycled flower! Love that you found a use for a lonely glove!!