part 2- diy recycled belt bracelet

Monday, May 2, 2011

This is part 2 of the recycled belt bracelet. I hate throwing away perfectly good left over leather. Plus I really love the color and the slight wear of this leather belt so why not use it to its full potential!

What you need:
  • The leftover leather from the first project
  • Scissors
  • Leather hole punch (or you can use a nail and hammer). You will only need to punch one extra hole since you are utilizing the holes that are already there.
  • 6-7 snap fasteners
  • Snap setter (you can buy this at Michaels)
  • Hammer

Decide how snug you want your bracelet to be.

Cut the end..and leave yourself a little slack...you can always make it tighter.

Round out the edge with the scissors.

Place the snap fastener through the hole that is already there.



Make sure your doing this on a hard surface like a piece of wood. I was "practicing" on our granite kitchen counters and Ian almost had a heart attack..wooooopise. Position setter over snap and strike firmly until part is set.

Do the same process for all the remaining holes.

Overlap the two ends and use your leather punch to make a hole. Use a snap fastener to close up your bracelet. With this one you are going to want to also attach the button fastener to the link up hole so it functions as an actual snap.

Tada!!

Linking up is so much fun! To see more fun ideas check out these blogs..



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and HERE!!


17 comments:

Mirror of Fashion said...

What an amazing idea! I have this old belt that I wanted to throw away but I'm definitely gonna try this DIY out first.

Wendy said...

Very cool idea!!

Cat said...

What a sweet yet bit edgy bracelet...love how this project turned out and I love how wearable it is :)

xx Cat brideblu

following!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Smart idea but of course I would expect that of anyone who is fabolous enough to use the word "delight" in their blog name:)! Love it!

Ty and Whitty said...

wow what a great idea. You are so creative. Thank you for the sweet comment. And you should for sure make that cake for your little one when its is birthday :) I am your newest follower LADY FRIEND!

CREATIVE MIND said...

This is super smart idea,so cute & easy also,keep it up dear :)

Rhianne said...

great idea, I love the idea of recycling things!

Condo Blues said...

I love this idea! I have a broken belt In my sewing stash that I've been holding onto waiting for a project. Looks like I found it!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Great idea! And these bracelets are so fashionable too! So cute! Thanks so much for your nice comments - I am officially following your blog now! :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Lindsay, how cute is that! Thanks for stopping by, so nice to meet you.

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Nice bracelet! Good job on that, Lindsay!
Thanks for dropping by Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner! I'm your newest follower!
Have a great day!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! :)
I'm following back and am really excited to see your upcoming projects!
I love the idea with the bracelet and would love it if you linked this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} this weekend.
xoxo from Germany,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a new follower! :) I love this idea! Welcome to blogland!
Hugs~Ginger

Mindy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on the garden candle holder.

This bracelet is too stinkin' cute!

Lexi said...

Such a cute idea - now I'll need all of those nifty tools.

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

photomama said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

omg thank youuu... i was looking how to do this with some old belt i have... :)
i realy love your blog... great suff with clay :)
thank you once again

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