Glam Feather Accessories DIY Collar & Anklets

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I gladly accepted New York Design Shop’s Create Couture DIY Blogger Challenge who then sent me & 9 other DIYers a box of goodies to get creative with and this is one of mine.


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* about 20″ of feather fringe {depending on ankle size}
* satin ribbon
* needle & thread


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* wearing the shoes you want to accessorize, use the feather fringe to measure your ankles

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* snip accordingly

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* make sure the feathers curve down not out and up

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* cut 4 ribbons about 20″ long each & singe the ends to prevent fraying

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* fold ribbons over ends of feather fringe & hand-stitch securing ribbon & feathers in place

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* wrap ribbons around ankles and tie in back snipping off extra length if necessary

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And since the white feathers may look like little feather dusters around your ankles and would best be worn on Halloween with a French Maid costume, I recommend using the black feather fringe and wearing them over your favorite black booties or sandals with tights for Fall.


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* layer rhinestone necklaces around the top & wear one or both around your neck

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* if they’re a little too over the top glam for you, they would be perfect as part of your Lady GaGa Halloween costume

* also may be worn around your head, waist or upper arms, tied onto your bag, wrapped around a wide-brimmed hat, or around your pet 😉

Pug+feathers costume

Have fun!


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.


  • JKreids

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! That is so cute!!!! Especially love it on the pugster. :)

  • Becca

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    Just about died laughing at that last picture!


  • Patricia

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    hahaha love the pet outfit.

    great creation, I little too much for me, but I can see how some fierce women could pull this off

  • Heather

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    omg your dog looks soooo cute.

  • Tara Gibson

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    oh my gosh! on your pup is just TO DIE FOR! SO cute!


    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    Awww, your pooch is adorable.

  • Fatiha Faulzi

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    That’s actually a really good DIY. Think i’ll whip up my own if time permits…


  • high low

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    I love the necklace and feather look, but your doggy stole the show!

  • Yasmeen Buttons

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    Oh I would love to do these DIY challenges. Is there a way to enter?…


  • Schnelle Couture

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    awwwwww your pug looks so adorable!!!!!

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  • Hardcore Makeup Junkie

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    Great post!!!! I love the feathers and I love DIY! Your creation is SO cute =)



  • Maegan

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    so sick of deleting spam comments.

  • melissa

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    I like the necklace the best!

  • megan

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    I like to dress my pets up too! This project is wonderful and so easy!!! I think I am going to try it!

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  • Fernanda Lucila

    July 30, 2010 | Reply

    I love these! Especially the bolero-esque one.

    1060xo, Fernanda Lucila

  • duckalicious

    July 31, 2010 | Reply

    you’re the queen of DIY, seriously!

  • sharonlei

    August 2, 2010 | Reply

    What a glamorous DIY Meagen! Queen of DIY’s. Love it.

    xx Love & Aloha

  • stilistele

    February 21, 2011 | Reply

    interesting ideas…you should start selling these stuff :**

  • Amethyst

    August 1, 2011 | Reply

    This is Sooooo beautiful!!! I especially LOVE it as a collar, with rhinestone necklaces! As I get my time in order, this will be a “must make”.
    I found a site that makes “Feather Gauntlets”:
    They are so beautiful; I’d love to make a design of my own! I used Google: “Sewing Feathers onto material” and found your creation.
    I think making your feather collar AND a matching set of “feathered Gauntlets would be GREAT!
    Thank you so for your article.

  • Anonymous

    January 3, 2012 | Reply

    Ha, love the post, and couldn’t stop laughing at your dogs face. He looks so desperate for you to take it off!

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