Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell1
DIY Fashion: Create a Belt Bracelet!
Looking for new accessories for 2014? Create your own DIY fashion accessories like this stylish belt bracelet!
I’ve realized something about myself in 2013– I don’t wear belts. I don’t know what it is, but I simply don’t wear them. Luckily for me, I saw this DIY belt bracelet tutorial from Henry Happened and fell in love with the idea. I grabbed my multi-colored belt that was hiding in the back of my closet, and transformed it into a belt bracelet. If you are like me and you don’t wear belts, or you just have one that doesn’t fit anymore, upcycle it into something awesome!
What You Will Need:
1. An old belt
3. Recycled felt that coordinates in color with your belt
4. Hot glue/hot glue gun
5. Black permanent marker
How To Do It:
1. Put your belt on your wrist, just like you would put it around your waist. With a permanent marker, mark where you would like your bracelet to end (picture a).
2. Cut off the excess part of the belt (picture b).
3. If you’re using a normal solid belt, you can simply cut off the end and make a new hole for the belt buckle using a hammer and nail. My belt was braided, so my steps might be a little different than yours. Originally I thought I could burn the ends of the belt together to keep it from fraying, but it didn’t work (and made my kitchen smell bad). I improvised by hot gluing a small piece of felt to the end of the belt (picture c).
Put the belt back on and it has magically transformed into a bracelet! I love the chunky look of the belt buckle and all of the different colors of the belt. If you have a plain belt, you could sew vintage or handmade buttons on it like this button cuff! If you have a thinner belt, try wrapping the belt around your wrist multiple times like this DIY leather belt bracelet from By Wilma. There are so many DIY fashion possibilities!
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