Do you have an old belt you never use anymore? Recycle it into one of five different stylish accessories! The perfect 2 in 1: get rid of things you don’t use and simultaneously get new things!
The items you can make include a modern cuff, a metallic hair comb, a studded collar necklace, leather-“feather” earrings, or a wrap bracelet.
You will need a few things to get started with this arts and crafts project, depending on what you decide to make.
Depending on what you make, you will need:
- 5 jump rings (2 for earrings, 3 for collar)
- Hair comb
- Earring hooks
- VELCRO Brand Black Coins (with Sticky Back)
- Belt (of course)
Now, to get started! Pick one (or several!) of these great options.
Studded collar necklace
For this, get together the 3 jump rings, clasp, and chain. Cut two triangles of the same size (use a stencil to be sure). Connect the pieces in the middle with a jump ring, and use the other two rings to connect the chain on the other ends. Add studs or other flare for a great final product!
Simply cut a piece of the belt about two inches wide, and attach using the VELCRO black coins. How easy is that!
This one makes great use of the skinny ends of the belt. Simply wrap around and attach again with the VELCRO coins.
Wrap belts have the perfect small ends to easily make dangly earrings. Using a safety pin, make a hole in the leather. Use pliers to add the jump rings.
Cut out a bunch of triangles, and use your hot glue gun to paste them onto a basic black side comb. A great addition to your up-do!
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