To begin, you'll need a collared shirt, a jewel of your liking, scissors and fabric glue. For us, DIYing is about utilizing items that are no longer useful and giving them a rebirth of sorts. So, to keep true to this, we found a pair of earrings that had the back accidentally snapped off. We got these on the cheap because of it. Also, we headed over to Goodwill and found a blue collared shirt that was a bit worn out - though the collar was still in fabulous shape.
For your project, you can go about finding the materials in whatever way you please, but for us, the entire project came out under $5.00.
Removing the Collar
Following the seam around the neckline, cut just underneath the sewing to fully remove the collar from the shirt.
Make your way around the entire neckline to ensure that the collar is removed properly. Be sure to cut as close to the seam as possible, without cutting into it.
Prep the Jewel
As mentioned, we found a pair of earrings on which one of the backs had already been broken off. However, if you want to use a regular pair of earrings, simply snap the back off to create a smooth surface.
Now, you should have a detached collar that doesn't need any sewing (hence the cutting close to the seam), and a prepped jewel with a smooth back surface. Now you're ready to attach the jewel.
Attaching the jewel is simple. Apply the fabric glue around two edges of the collar - on the side where the button is not. Be sure not to glue the jewel down entirely as to allow you to button the piece after the glue dries.
Press firmly on the jewel to attach it and then let dry for up to an hour.