Guest Post: Rachel of Floral Prints and Common Sense

Happy Thursday everyone! With my brother, sister-in-law, and their kids in town, I figured I'd take a couple days off from blogging to enjoy my time with family. In my place, here's Rachel from Floral Prints and Common Sense showing you how to do the most adorable DIY! I'm considering making one myself, or maybe I'll just beg Rachel to make one for me. All I know is that I want one and you will too!

Hello, Room 334 readers!
I'm Rachel from Floral Prints and Common Sense, and today I'm going to show you how to make your own collar clips using some wooden beads. I'm a huge fan of collar clips, and doing a DIY for Elana was a great excuse to make my own!

So, first get together your supplies! You can use any kind of bead you want that are big enough to cover the earring base.
P.S. "rod thingies" are in the jewelry making section, you use them for earrings.
Now step 1. Take your beads and rods.
 2. You can either thread the bead right onto the rod, or add some tiny accent beads like I did.
 3. Now trim the rod so there is about a centimeter of excess. Then turn it into a loop!
 4. Attach the loop to a chain. You can either use a jump ring or just attach it straight to the chain.
5. Trim the chain to about 6 inches or so, and attach the other bead to the other end of the chain, and get out two earring bases.
6. Stick the earring bases right on the back of your beads! Mine were self stick, but if yours aren't, just get some hot glue!
Now they are ready to wear! Using these earring bases and some chain, you can turn just about anything into some collar clips! I'm going to be on the lookout for some cute little animal charms!
Thanks for letting me guest post, Elana!
You guys can find my personal style and DIYs over at Floral Prints and Common Sense!


  1. How simple and adorable! I've always wanted to try making collar clips. Of course Rachel's sweater and little peter pan collar are quite lovely as well :) Hope you're enjoying your holiday Elana! <3 Marisa

  2. This is so cute! And it looks easier than I thought.. Thanks Rachel!