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DIY: Belt Bracelet

See the how-to after the jump!

Supplies: paintbrush, enamel paint, belt & a Crop-a Dile
I suggest you find a cheap vinyl skinny belt at the thrift store. 80's belts are perfect. You definitely want as skinny as you can get and vinyl is a good material for this project.
Step 1: Measure how long you want your bracelet to be. I wanted a wrap bracelet so I measured three times around my wrist. Mark the length you want and cut. I would say give your self a little extra length to work with (you can always cut it off later). 

Step 2: Paint all sides of your belt (tape off the buckle or sensitive areas if you need to). I think enamel paint works way better than acrylic. Maybe if you used a good primer before the acrylic, it would work. But the enamel paint is great because it only takes one coat and it completely covers it and gives it a gloss.

Step 3. Use your Crop-a-Dile to punch out holes along the end of your bracelet. Just like regular belt holes.

Step 4: Don't get too close to the end of your belt. Remember - you have to pull a bit of the end through the belt buckle and secure it in a belt loop. So you need a little bit of room.
And there you have it! A stylish new wrap bracelet. In a fun color, too. :)
Outtake: 
Before I decided on a bracelet, I tried it as a necklace.
I like it. But it wasn't quite as awesome as I wanted. Need to work out some kinks.

11 comments:

Anonymous,  May 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM  

I love it! I'm going to try it!

Denise Cayman,  January 8, 2013 at 11:56 PM  
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Maddison Mawson March 6, 2013 at 8:22 AM  

Thank you! I love the style! And I'm a sucker for leather jewelry, specially if they're black! I might not need enamel paint anymore, because all my belts are black anyway. Thanks again! You could make a bunch of these and sell them!

Zara Stonham March 11, 2013 at 3:26 PM  

Nice homemade custom jewelry! I have a lot of old belts at home, but I never thought of doing this. Thanks!

Mathilde Swanson March 21, 2013 at 12:52 AM  

Yeah, these are great ways to customize jewelries and accessories. Very resourceful and creative. Thanks!

Lily Atkins May 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM  

These homemade jewelries look beautiful! I can’t wait to try this at home with my old jewelry accessories.

Necka Cassell July 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM  

You made good twist of style for your belt to make it necklace and fashionable belt. Wow, I so was so impress for your resourcefulness and creativity.

Joanne Jones July 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM  

This is definitely amazing. I love the way this fashionable stuff created. It's terrific and nice for light color dress.

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