DIY Leather Peter Pan Collar or Necklace

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I know it seems like everyone has already done some sort of collar DIY {and I’ve done a few collar DIYs as well as an embellished collar diy myself} however, I kind of wanted a leather collar necklace and didn’t want to buy one. So obviously, I decided to DIY my own and document it to share with you all because, that’s what I do 😉 It’s really very easy actually and the leather gives the sweet & girlie Peter Pan shape a bit of edginess… which I always like. It’s very minimal, with the pinked round edges as its only design feature, but you can add studs or a little bling or slip a ribboned bow in the center if you wish as I have demonstrated above.

What You’ll Need…

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* Leather… medium weight, if all you have is thin leather, glue two sides together to make it thicker. You need the weight so it will stay put and keep its shape.
* Peter Pan Collar Pattern – which you can eyeball and draw yourself, use an existing blouse with a peter pan collar as a guide or – download my Peter Pan Collar Pattern here. {Psst! Just cut out one side of the pattern, & flip it to use for the opposite pattern}
* Scissors & Pinking Shears
* Sharpie Paint pen {or anything that will show up on your leather} If you’re using raw leather, any pen will do.
* Bead Reamer {or leather hole punch}
* Jump Rings – I used oval rings for this project
* Lobster Clasp


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* Carefully trace your pattern onto the back or suede side of the leather {or on whichever side you will not be using as your front}

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* Using your pinking shears, cut the outer part of your collar necklace pattern out.
* Using your regular scissors, cut the inside of your collar necklace pattern out.

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* Using your bead reamer {or leather hole punch} puncture a small hole close to the end of each center.

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* Using one jump ring, through the holes, connect the two pieces of leather.

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* Using your bead reamer again, create a hole in either end of your leather pieces.

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* Connect a jump ring and your lobster hook to one side… and a single jump ring to the other side. * If you’d like to be able to wear it longer, add a bit of chain on one side for adjustments.

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Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jola

    March 27, 2012 |

    Wow, this looks so cute! Really good job!

  • MyFashionInspiration

    March 27, 2012 |

    What a great DIY! I’m gonna try this too! 😀

    My Fashion Inspiration

  • Desdetenerifeconamor

    March 27, 2012 |

    Wow, you have been fantastic! I love it! I invite you to drop by my blog to see my DIY this week inspired by the Burberry Prorsum trench

  • CessOviedo

    March 27, 2012 |

    Super easy and cute! I did a glittery one and loved it, but yours is the perfect edgy/feminine combination with the leather, great idea!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • C.A.R.

    March 27, 2012 |

    This is super clever and pretty!

  • Lex

    March 27, 2012 |

    I wasn’t sure about it at first, but it looks gorgeous in that one shot of you! I wish I wasn’t so horribly awful at any sort of craft or DIY or else I’d give this a shot.

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    March 27, 2012 |

    cute!!! i have a zara faux leather collar, but it just won’t lay flat so it looks like i have a saucer around my neck. lol

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Katya

    March 27, 2012 |

    looks nice.. I love your DIY posts ♥

  • Anonymous

    March 27, 2012 |

    Fan-tastic idea! I’m guessing we can use suede, too. Hey, maybe even faux suede and smoother flat faux furs for the Fall. Thanks for this easy DIY, Sunshine!

  • antique engagement rings

    March 27, 2012 |

    This is so cute… I’m going to try this!

  • clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 27, 2012 |

    This is such an awesome idea. You are so creative!

  • Grace - Stripes and Sequins

    March 27, 2012 |

    This is fantastic, Maegan! I know there have been a lot of collar DIY’s, but there are so many fantastic reinterpretations… I could never get sick of them all and I love this one!

  • drollgirl

    March 27, 2012 |


    and for some reason it is reminding me of playboy bunnies!

  • TJ

    March 27, 2012 |

    This is really collar. I may try this some extra fabric that I have.

  • Amy

    March 27, 2012 |

    What a great idea! I’m going to try it.


  • Clara Turbay

    March 28, 2012 |

    i enjoy this blog.

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    March 28, 2012 |

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  • Matter Of Style

    March 29, 2012 |

    so so so cute!
    I’m surprised by the many versions of collars that can be done!

  • Neysha

    March 29, 2012 |

    Nice DIY! Lovely peter pan collar!

  • Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...)

    March 30, 2012 |

    Guauuu!! I love it!! your blog is a inspiration for me:
    I wrote about your tutorial!!

  • Anne H

    March 30, 2012 |

    WOW! I`m speechless! So cute!

  • Marina

    April 2, 2012 |

    Great idea! Look beautiful!


  • Rhianna

    April 3, 2012 |

    I love this! Thanks for including a pattern to download.

  • Lindsey S

    September 13, 2014 |

    I absolutely love this! It doesn’t seem too hard and intimidating like other DIY collars. Thanks for posting the steps and details. So excited to try it. 🙂

    – Linds

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