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. :)
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.