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7.24.2015

Share Funshine + Make DIY Designer Dog Shirt Collars

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Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

This summer I've been browsing thrift stores like crazy, I'm looking for new basic pieces to add to my wardrobe since I'm in a smaller size (YAY!) and I'm also looking for fun DIY projects.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I absolutely love turning something old into something new; whether it's a restored piece of furniture or a funky, inventive way to upcycle fabric, I can always come up with some crazy idea to make these thrifty finds into treasures!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

So the other day when we were browsing one of my favorite places to shop second hand, we casually were walking by the children's section and I spotted some of the cutest collared shirts.We don't have any little one's (yet), but I brilliantly came up with the an idea that involved my furry children.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I wasn't going to subject them to wearing children's clothes, putting a collared button up shirt on my dog would be kind of funny but I don't think they would like that much. So I decided to spice up their current collars with a much more fun, fashionable spin on a collar.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I call my creation DIY Designer Dog Shirt Collars, my little pooches seem to love their new cotton collars and they look absolutely adorable (and a little hilarious) on them!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine


Right after we made these cute new collars we had some friends come over (to share our delicious snack with) and we all agreed that these look like they were made for my dogs.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

Well, they were made for my dogs, but they just fit them so well it looks as though they should have always worn shirt collars instead of "dog collars". I suppose you could say my dogs and I have elevated the idea of a collar, at least until it's time to put their harnesses on to go for a walk. 

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

If you want to elevate your dog's sense of fashion, it's super easy to make one of these cute new collars! Follow the directions below and if you need any help, feel free to ask me via social media or email!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

Step 1: Choose shirts that will fit your dog's neck and personality. It was easy to pick out a couple of shirts with collars for my pooches and I bought them for 50 cents a piece. I'm sure if you hit your local thrift store you'll be able to find some collared shirts that will fit your little fuzzy friends as well.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I suggest measuring your dogs neck before you go (or taking their current collar with you), so you know approximately what size shirt you should be looking for. You'll also want to look for collared shirts that have a button actually on the collar, this will actually be the clasp for your dogs collar!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

Step 2: Wash all of the clothes you bought, just because a little clean laundry never hurt anyone. Plus, you are ensuring your dogs new collar is super clean and fresh! During this time, I highly suggest you all allow yourself, and your dogs, some delicious treats.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

///Side note: We stopped at Walmart for a few things after we hit the thrift store and I saw a whole bunch of delicious candy and my dogs favorite treat, Pedigree Dentastix® Original.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine


That's when the decision was made, the rest of the day was all about crafting and treating the dogs and ourselves to all of our favorite things!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

After all it's rained here almost every day in July, we all deserved a fun day and decided we would make our own "Funshine"!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I bought all my favorite candies: Starburst® Minis Unwrapped, Life Savers® Hard Candy, Skittles®, and M&M's® Peanut and we were on our way home to start crafting! Before you start crafting again, you should definitely enter to win the Share a Little Funshine Sweeps:

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Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

Step 3. After your the collared shirts are clean, you'll want to grab a pair of scissors and cut along the seam of the collar. Make sure to trim any remaining threads and then it's time to try your dog's new collar out for the first time.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine


Step 4. If you are anything like me, you'll want to share your new creation with the world and if your dogs are anything like mine they won't let you take a picture easily.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I don't have the most perfectly behaved dogs in the world, it's true. They get a bit wild and are like toddlers when I try to take pictures of them, they literally can't sit still.

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

I've learned to snag photos to share, I need a little help from Pedigree Dentastix® Original and Pedigree Dentastix® Beef Flavor. All I have to do is show them that they'll get a Pedigree Dentastix® right after they pose and they are all set and ready to model!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

Who knew it was so  I easy to convince "models" to pose properly?!

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

Share a little Funshine and make an adorable DIY designer dog shirt collar in minutes! #ShareFunshine

If you decide to make one of these adorable collars for your pooch, you must show me photo evidence! I'd love to hear how you plan on sharing "funshine" through out the summer?  I'd love to hear if you have any creative activities planned with your kids, dogs, husband this summer? Tell me all about it in the comments below! If you want to treat your dog and yourself, click here to save on M&M's®, SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars, Dr Pepper® Cherry, Skittles®, Pedigree Dentastix®, and more!  Download the Blippar app from your Apple or Android store to scan your package and receive exclusive content.
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