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« on: March 20, 2004 06:27:26 AM »

i just cleaned out my room and found a lot of things that i dont need but i want to keep it around.... like belts, i have a bunch that dont fit me anymore, and if they do i dont really like them, but i really want to make them into something since im on a DIY spree.
Any ideas for what i could do with a bunch of belts? everything is appreciated.  Smiley
some have grommets in them, some are just plain black or brown, if that helps.
thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2004 08:13:57 AM »

Use them as straps for bags....or if they are skinny you could use them as straps on shirts.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2004 11:11:00 AM »

I've seen them woven together to make a chair seat, sometimes on lawn chairs and sometimes on old caned chairs.  I also have seen a bag made of old belts in the same manner.

If I like the buckle, I remake the belt using vinyl or another heavy fabric or faux leather or ribbon.  Works pretty well.  The vinyl in my favorite.  Also, makes it easy to customize the belt.  
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2004 02:49:52 PM »

Okay, measure your wrist. Then, a the end of the belt with the buckle, cut a strip that will encircle your wrist with a vouple of inches to spare. With a screwdriver (or similar sharp object) poke holes in the end of the strip so that the buckle can be fastened. Makes a great bracelet!
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2004 06:11:39 PM »

Use instructions above to make a necklace/chocker also!
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2004 06:25:44 PM »

or an anklet... How great!

Are they all the standard type belt or do you have some of th fabric tie on types.  I have one of those that I love the pattern on and it may just have to get a new life since I am not a size 1 any more.  Suggestions other that the purse strap idea anyone?
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2004 03:25:24 PM »

I made a belt bracelet...  made it in like 10 mins.. so.. yeah
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2004 11:37:54 AM »

 Make purse straps of of um.

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2004 03:28:23 PM »

Hey if u have any more like the bracelet one, can I have them? lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2004 06:57:51 AM »

Love the bracelet idea!
If they have more of a open buckle, you can cut that off and use it as a photo frame.  Bend the latch part off so you can see, then cut to fit, placing cardstock on the back to make it firmer.  If there is a crossbar in the middle, you have to cut that off, which is a bit harder.  
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2004 05:03:47 PM »

Use them as the (is it the warp or the weft?) for a tote-bag; you could buy strip leather for the other direction (that is, the horizontal straps could buckle around the bag, while the vertical straps could be strip leather).  Then a large, long one on the sides making the handle.  Perhaps it would require a few stitches to hold together, but it would probably come together with a little help.  
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