Miscellany

Pet Collar Photo Ornament

By  Lisa Bychowski 

size: 5"

Materials

  • Tooling leather, 1/2”x11”
  • Pet photo
  • Plaid fabric, 2” square
  • Black ribbon, 1/8”, 12” length
  • Silver wire, 16-gauge, 6” length
  • Fishing line, 12” length

Tools

  • Paper Plus Tea Dye Varnish
  • Easy-To-Do Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Tag Maker
  • Tag Maker Medium-sized Circle Rim
  • Shader paintbrush, #12
  • Oval form (such as bottle of dish soap) and string
  • Craft stick
  • Fabric glue
  • Tools: hammer; awl; wire cutters; pliers
  • Iron and pressing board
  • 1. Soak leather in warm water for three minutes. Wrap around form and secure with string; let dry overnight.
  • 2. Remove leather from form and lay out on work surface. Follow manufacturer's directions to stamp pet's name on left end. Immediately form leather back into collar shape.
  • 3. Apply varnish to outer collar; let dry.
  • 4. Fold opposite sides of fabric square to center; press. Wrap fabric over collar where leather ends meet; glue.
  • 5. Use Tag Maker™ template to cut out photo. Follow manufacturer's instructions to form tag. Use awl to poke hole in top of tag.
  • 6. Insert wire ring through tag. Hang tag from collar; use pliers to close ring. Tie ribbon bow to ring; trim ends.
  • 7. For hanger, tie fishing line to opposite sides of collar.