For the bored, locked-down and lonely

Tutorial: Make an upcycled belt

Alright pals, I have to confess something: I can’t find my upcycled belt anywhere in the giant wilderness that is my wardrobe, so I can’t show you how cool it looks. You’re just going to have to imagine how cool an upcycled belt made out of an old bike inner tube would look on my child-bearing hips.

Nonetheless, this super-fun project is a brilliant way to make yourself a brand new accessory for FREE or just the cost of a couple of doohickeys.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • A sturdy material that doesn’t fray to make the belt out of, for example: old inner tubes, old leather from a worn-out jacket, heavy-duty shopping bags (the vinyl-coated woven fabric kind), PVC, doubled-up duct tape…even an old waxed tablecloth would work!
  • Sharp scissors
  • Some scrap cardboard (i.e. from a cereal box)
  • Two rings slightly wider than the belt width you want, an old belt buckle or some velcro
  • Some strong glue

For this demonstration I will be using some lime-green duct tape because I mean wouldn’t you if you had lime-green duct tape?

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