DIY Mirrored Collar

Hey guys, 

Today I’m back with my first DIY post! This one is about how I created this awesome collar, using some old CDs I found lying around my house. 

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This is such a quick and easy DIY to do. It’ll be sure to bring some life back into those old button up shirts.

So the things I used for this DIY are: 

– Old button up shirt

– A container

– Glue

– Scissors

– 1-2 CDs depending on how much of the collar you want to cover

– A letter opener or a stick of some sort
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First you’ll want to boil some water, then pour it into your container.

Then add the CDs in, letting them sit for 2-5 minutes. After the time has elapsed, remove the CDs with the stick and dry them off.

After cooling you want to separate the CD into half by using your scissors to cut a tiny slit, then using your nail to separate the two pieces.

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You should now have 2 reflective pieces, with one being more transparent than the other. Depending on which disc you use, paint a coat of Mod Podge, or spray a clear sealant before cutting out the shapes. This would help with the chipping and flaking that can occur over time. If you forget this step like I did. You can paint your pieces with a clear nail polish after you cut out the shapes.

Once the cutting is complete, glue the pieces to the collar in any layout you want. Make sure you press firmly on the collar to ensure the pieces will stick.

Leaving the collar to dry after an hour or so you should have something similar to this:

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Happy DIY-ing!

If you need a better visual feel free to watch my video for this project on my YouTube channel here.

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