DIY Tutorial: Belt Bracelets

September 28, 2011

Accessorize your outfit with these fun bracelets — We especially love it when they’re stacked. Super easy and quick to complete!

Sure, we love putting together things from scratch, but one big advantage of “being crafty” is giving your old items a new life. That’s almost like getting a new one and saving money at the same time!

For this tutorial, we’ll need the following items:

  • Old belts
  • Scissors
  • Marker (Not pictured)
  • Leather Punch
  • Studs & eyelets (Optional)

1. Look through your belts and find the most suitable one. Do take into consideration that since it is now going to end up on your wrist you would definitely want to go for a smaller buckle. We sieved this thin grey belt with infinite holes from Juu’s wardrobe and purchased a 3-pack skinny belt set (Cotton On, SGD$16.95)

2. Handle the end with the buckle and wrap the belt around your wrist to get the circumference. Get creative! — We’re going with a double-wrap.

3. Mark the centre with a small cross. Remember to give it some allowance!

4. Leave about 3cm (or whatever desired length) and snip it off with a pair of scissors. You should now have what looks like a very short belt. Ours measured 16″ but don’t worry if yours is shorter/longer.

5. Using the cross you just drew as a guide, make a hole in the centre of the belt with a leather punch. The buckle will now fit through here instead.

6. You’re done!!! Feel free to embellish or decorate your new belt bracelet with studs or even eyelets!

(Above) Worn with H&M Suede Wrap Bracelet

PS: You’ll notice that the thin grey belt is completed at Step 3! Do look out for pieces that will make your DIY a whole lot easier! Enjoy!

We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed our first tutorial and we’ll love to hear from you! Do leave your comments or send us an email at hello@operationoverhaul.com xx

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  • Reply mary October 10, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Love the bracelets. Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Reply Juu Y. October 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      we’re glad you loved them! do check back for more diy tutorials mary! :)

  • Reply Ruffie Bear October 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Finally! A Singaporean DIY blog. Keep it up!

    • Reply Ros C. October 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you for your support! ^^

  • Reply Chelsea November 13, 2012 at 1:27 am

    How do we do this if we don’t have a leather hole punch?

    • Reply Ros C. November 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Hello Chelsea! You can try other alternatives like an eyelet hole puncher or an awl to poke the holes! :)

  • Reply Indrayani January 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Hi.. Where to buy all of these materials in singapore?. Thanks..

    • Reply Juu Y. January 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Hi! You can buy the leather/craft punch from any hardware store or from Art Friend.

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  • Reply Wendy January 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Hi! Love this… May I know where did you buy your studs? tnx :D

  • Reply zen September 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Need a leather punch! :)

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