Junkyard Dog Collar Contest

December 17th, 2008 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Meet my dog Lily, aka Willy, Cool Party, or CP. Judging by the collar, looks like well be calling her Willy the watch dog! Actually she will answer to just about anything if you have a treat in your hand. Please notice the ears. We call her the flying nun behind her back. Shes a little sensitive!
A closer look at the collar before it went on Lilys neck for the holidays. Can you guess what else you might be able to use this as? Me thinks it would be adorable wrapped and buckled up on a package. Agree?
Here are the raw goodies. Ribbon, more retro  wallpaper, some florist wire, a bit of bling in the vintage belt buckle, and an old watch face for my little watch dog.
Measure your poochs neck and cut the ribbon, leaving it approximately 2 inches bigger than your dogs neck.
Measure and cut (with pinking shears) vintage wallpaper 1/2 inch narrower than ribbon. You can cut it the same length as the ribbon or shorter, which ever you prefer. I had to leave it about an inch shorter because of the size of the wall paper sample. You know what I always say...make it work with what you have!
Spray back of wallpaper with 3M Sprayment, center it on ribbon, and press to adhere. You could also use fabric glue, Stich Witchery, hand sew, or machine sew.
Slip fabric and wallpaper through belt buckle, fold to fit, and hand or machine stitch to hold buckle in place.
On opposite end of buckle measure and place 3 eylets evenly spaced.
Punch or cut small holes in collar for eyelets, push eylets through fabric, and secure with eylet tool and hammer
Using florists wire attach watch face to belt buckle.
Pretty as a picture!
Some models can be such divas! Seriously, you tell her she cant have her own dressing room and she wont look at you for weeks!
Meet my dog Lily, aka Willy, Cool Party, or CP. Judging by the collar, looks like well be calling her Willy the watch dog! Actually she will answer to just about anything if you have a treat in your hand. Please notice the ears. We call her the flying nun behind her back. Shes a little sensitive!

Meet my dog Lily, aka Willy, Cool Party, or CP. Judging by the collar, looks like we'll be calling her Willy the watch dog! Actually she will answer to just about anything if you have a treat in your hand. Please notice the ears. We call her the flying nun behind her back. She's a little sensitive!


I know the title refers to junkyard dogs, but if you have a kitty, a ferret, a guinea pig, or any other pet in need of a collar, that works too. You know me and my words. I just had to use the phrase junkyard dog. Don't have a pet of your own? Feel free to borrow your neighbors!


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Comments (8)

suewhitney writes: Lily the Watch Dog just wants to remind you that the contest is almost over! All pets are off at the stroke of noon on Christmas Eve Day. Make sure to post your project for a chance to win! We have some pretty darn nifty entries so far. It's going to be a difficult decision...we're neck-in-neck down the home stretch. Good luck!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:45 pm on December 22nd
CottageElements writes: Hi, Gretch! I think some used the part in this post that said "Remember, to enter the contest Click Here". That's why we don't actually show up on this post, but we still show up under the contest. It must obviously work both ways :) Good luck to everyone who enters! It's gonna be a tough choice!

Lani Posted: 3:20 pm on December 18th
MimiToria writes: I'm in.

Don't tell me Sue, that I am the only one that followed directions in this project posting? My poor Coco is showing up all alone in this post.
Gretchen
Posted: 2:03 pm on December 16th
paisleypenguin writes: I love this idea! Now I need to make my dog one! Posted: 3:12 pm on December 13th
Meadowview_Farm writes: McCoy - the esteemed cat-king at the Farm would find a collar simply below his needs or wants. His brother, Shawnee, would wear one...but would never live it down with McCoy. The goats have sharp little horns - so collaring them would be mighty painful. Guess I will just watch with fascination from the side-lines on this one!
Kari Posted: 8:57 am on December 13th
bridiemurphy writes: Humph. Quite a challenge...my cat HATES collars, BUT, this is too good of an opportunity to pass up. Lily the flying Nun is too precious for words. Oh, and ours is a Barnyard cat, hence: Barney. Hopefully I'll get a pix of the ol' cat with my creation! Posted: 8:36 pm on December 12th
writes: I'm in! Stay tuned...

:-) JennyK Posted: 4:36 pm on December 12th
georgiamoon writes: That is so funny. I LOVE the pics of Lily. She is quite the diva! I'm not sure what kind of pictures I will get of Ollie...I may have to wait until he is sleeping! This is gonna be a fun one! Geo Posted: 4:15 pm on December 12th
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