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« on: May 18, 2004 04:12:18 PM »

I bought a really cool belt at a department store once that had a bunch of pictures on it. I decided that I could make one, too. Here's what you need to do...
Materials
 Smiley An old (or new) belt. It should be made of leather (or fake leather) and NOT cloth. Make sure it doesn't have holes all the way around. Also, be sure to find one that had a flat surface with no rhinestones or anything.
 Smiley Newspapers, magazines, computer printouts, photos... anything you want to cut up and wear around your waste.
 Smiley Clear packing tape.
 Smiley Glue
 Smiley Decorative accents like beads, fake jewels, etc.

Step-By-Step
1. Cut out the pictures you want on the belt. Make them no longer than the width of the belt.
2. Position the cut outs on the belt how you want them.
3. Use a dot or two of glue to keep cutouts from moving around on belt. DO NOT use so much glue that the cutouts or the belt are soaked.
4. In sections, use packing tape to go over the cutouts. Try not to get it wrinkled.
5. Re-poke the holes in the belt.
6. Wear it!

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 Grin Come up with a theme, like your friends, words that describe you, cool phrases, etc.
 Grin My theme was Comics, in case you were wondering. I wore it to school and everyone loved it!
 Grin These make great gifts!
 Grin You can add accents using beads and faux jewels.
 Grin If you gice these as gifts, you might want to consider putting something like "Made For ___ by __." on the back (out of sight) of the belt, so it's personalized and special.





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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2004 05:24:43 PM »

nice one. I have been wanting to do something with mi crappy ol' belts. nice directions, quick clear and straight 2 tha point. Peace.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2004 12:02:15 PM »

I'm going to take a picture and put it up... soon, anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2004 12:33:04 PM »

Here are some pictures of it:






The last two are just some enlargements.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2004 07:29:11 PM »

wow that is such a good idea and a great way to personalize a belt, very nice  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2004 11:05:47 PM »

Another way to do that would be to get clear vinyl and stitch it over the pics, or use clear contact paper, which might last longer than just plain tape.  Sweet idea though, and I love your belt!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2004 01:54:49 PM »

Another way to do that would be to get clear vinyl and stitch it over the pics, or use clear contact paper, which might last longer than just plain tape.  Sweet idea though, and I love your belt!

That contact paper idea is great! The tape is already peeling. I just throught the tape would be convient because it didn't involve cutting the tape to the right size.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2004 12:59:20 PM »

I saw a girl yesterday who was wearing a really expensive looking picture belt. It was super cute, but I didn't want to go buying a $20 belt.  Roll Eyes Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2004 04:19:42 PM »

 Grin that's a great idea, thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2004 07:13:23 PM »

that's cool, very clever idea
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