DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
Hi lovelies! Here's a fun DIY where you get to recycle or as I'd like to call it, "upcycle", some of your stuff. In this case, I chose one of my old belts. A month ago a good friend of mine invited me to a thanksgiving purple themed party. I didn't want to get a new dress given the fact that I went on a thrift spree the previous week so I thought why not take out the LBD and simply add accents to it? Besides, the purple lace at the department store was waving its arms to catch my attention. I'm pretty sure that laces do not have arms but I bought it anyway for my own crafty-wacko sake and so this project was born.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS:
-  belt
-  needles
-  thread
-  laces
-  ribbons
-  bobby pins

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
STEP 1: Get your belt and wipe off any dirt or dust. Check the buckle as well. If there is any, get a sand paper and scrape it off. Paint the buckle with clear nail polish to avoid the rust from spreading out unto the ribbons and lace later on. This is applicable if your belt has been sitting in your closet for a century or so... just kidding. In my case, the belt was still in good condition so I skipped this one out.

STEP 2: Using a blade or cutter, cut the sown part of the belt with the round 'holder' thing that keeps your belt secure once you put it on.

STEP 3: Slide the 'holder' out.

STEP 4: Cut it so that it lays flat in one horizontal line. This makes the sewing easier. Get your ribbon, wrap it around the 'holder' and sew. Then just connect the two ends back together. Keep it aside.

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
STEP 5: Get your belt and wrap the ribbon around it. Make sure that you tuck in the edges for a cleaner look. Use a hair clip or a bobby pin to hold the ribbon for you. 

STEP 6: In here, I started wrapping and sewing the ribbon two inches away from the buckle because the flap that holds the 'holder' will make sewing a little hard for you.

STEP 7: Once you've sewn about three inches along the way, slowly pull the ribbon closest to the tip of the belt and tuck it under the flap.

STEP 8: Continue sewing until you've covered the entire belt. See to it that you leave an allowance of about two centimeters from the tip of the belt. 

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
STEP 9: Pull the ribbon out of the flap again and this time wrap the lace around the ribbon then sew for two inches of length.

STEP 10: Like what we've done earlier, slowly pull the lace and ribbon as closest as possible to the buckle and tuck it under the flap. Continue sewing and cover the entire belt. If you must, use a bobby pin to hold the ribbon and lace for you while you sew.

STEP 11: Leave about 4 centimeters of the lace making sure that it is longer than the ribbon we've cut off earlier.

STEP 12: Fold it in and carefully sew it at the back side of your belt.

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
STEP 13: Get the 'holder' we've covered in ribbon earlier and slide it back under the flap.

STEP 14: Sew the flap against the belt to secure the 'holder' and keep it from moving.

STEP 15: Using a leather puncher (or if you don't have one you can use a clean rust-free nail and hammer) punch out holes in your belt. It would be great if you could track down where the original holes are. You can do this by using a bobby pin. Run it down the body of the belt where the original holes are supposedly located. If you feel a sudden bump or depression, start punching there.

STEP 16: Voila we're finished! Hooray!

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
Here's a clearer shot of our finished product. You can use any color combination you want. You may also add studs and beads. Get creative. If you're not that much into sewing nor have the patience to do so, you may use fabric glue instead. Seriously, if I had one at that time I would have used it. It took me hours to finish this. I'm such a slowpoke at sewing. Haha. Oh well, I need more practice!

DIY Lace Belt: Playing With Pastels
Oh look! They match the color of my toenails! *eyes twinkling*

I'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment below and let me know if you loved this DIY. If you do decide to make your own lace belts, do tweet me a picture and use #CRAFTSWITHANNE! I'd be so excited to see what you've done with your belts. And while you're at it, follow me on Twitter and Instagram too! 

Till next time!


57 comments:

Ri said...

Nice one, Anne! I gotta try this sometime! :D

Ester Durรฃes said...

lovely DIY, great idea!

Drawing Dreaming

Anne said...

Awww....Thanks Ri! If you do try it send me a picture. I'd be so glad to see someone actually do their own version. :)

Anne said...

Thanks Ester! I'm glad you like it. :)

Tracey said...

Very helpful!!! cute belt!

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Anne said...

Thanks Tracey!

Anna modewaerts.wordpress.com said...

Very cute! I am a big fan of lace and doily so I would love to give this a try

Anne said...

Same here. I really love the detail and look that laces have.

Anne said...

Yay! Thanks Ashley :)

Kira Savchenko said...

Looks great! Also love your pedicure;))
Kira
http://kiraiswearing.blogspot.co.uk
xx

The Real Arnolds said...

Great DIY!

Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

andrea garcia said...

Looks great! cute :)

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Anne said...

Thank you Kira!

Anne said...

Thank you Amy!

Anne said...

Thanks Andrea!

Sophie Athawes said...

Such a cool idea! I never would have thought to do this but it seems to easy and the end product looks great. Thanks for the tip! Love your blog xx


Sophie Elizabeth
www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

Such a pretty DIY! You're so talented!

Xx,

Nilu Yuleena

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Gabrielle said...

I absolutely would never have thought of this by myself, I just love how innovative and creative the blogging community can be! :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

x

disqus_5n9vU7FZce said...

So cute!!! Great diy! D
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S
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libys11 said...

that's so amazing how you did that!! :D pretty belt!!

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Anne said...

Thank you so much Sophie!

Anne said...

Thank you Nilu!

Anne said...

That is sweet. Thanks Gabrielle!

Anne said...

Thanks!

Anne said...

Thank you! ♥

Rea Alducente said...

Nice!!!! I suck at sewing though but if I have lazy time at home, I might just try this one out. :)

Katherine Annika Cutar said...

Wow so resourceful! I should try this one on my worn out belts! Thanks Anne :)

Janine Ella said...

Hala this is cool lge! I have belts here na nangpakpak na and this DIY just gave me an idea so I can still use them! Hehe. Thanks for this Anne! :)

Janine
Lime & Life

Anne said...

Use fabric glue instead or iron on fabric tape. It works like a charm. The same goes for a glue gun but it can be tricky to get clean finishes at the first try. :)

Anne said...

You're welcome Kath!

Anne said...

You're welcome Janine! The original belt actually broke so I sewed it on and used the ribbon and lace to hide the damage. Yeah!

Christy Ocariza said...

Nice idea! I think can try it with my mom's belt since she has a lot of worn out belts. She might be surprised on how will it turn out to be. Hahaha

Anne said...

Yay! Have fun Christy! I'm sure your mom will love what you come up with.

Jazmine said...

This is very creative, thanks for sharing. I shouldn't have thrown away my belt but I did. Next time, I'll make sure to recycle.

Anne said...

Thank you Jazmine! Yes next time try to recycle and give old stuff a new life. :)

Emjae Fotos said...

Great idea and DIY guide..will show this to my partner but probably i'll be the one doing the work..hehe

Mary Narvasa ☆ said...

This is really cute! Although I'm not into laces that much! :)

Fernan Salibongcogon said...

Amazing. I have a friend who also loves doing "upcycling" activities. I will be sharing this idea to her. Hopefully, she could make one for me.. haha joke but it's really nice!

Kiat Cebu said...

Brilliant! More DIY stuff from you, please! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

Akirah said...

This is so cute dear! I totally love it! I miss doing DIYs, this is worth a try. Thanks for sharing! :)

Best regards,
RICA❤

Anne said...

HAHAHA! Go Emjae!

Anne said...

Haha. Thanks Mary!

Anne said...

Hahaha! Thank you Fernan. :)

Anne said...

Thanks Jeph! Yup I have loads prepared. I just need enough time to edit all the photos I took!

Anne said...

Thank you Akirah. :)

TheMissusV said...

So creative! Now I know what to do with my old belts!

Anne said...

YAY!!! Thank you Jhanis!

Sarah Rizaga said...

waaaaa! this is too cute! Never even thought about this! Ha! Nice one Anne!

www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Thank you Sarah!

Nikita Palei said...

I am definitely going to try this out!! Purple is my favorite color anyway. :D Awesome blogpost, Anne. :)

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Channel Imperial said...

I never thought that decorating belts is the best way to make something hideous into something lovely! Daghan kaayo kog mga belt na bati nag nawng. Hahahaha! Kahibaw nako unsaon sila! Salamat Anne! ^_^

Anne said...

Thanks Nikita! Send me a photo when you do!

Anne said...

I'm such a thrift freak that I pretty much try to recycle everything. LOL. Sige go Chan and tell me how it goes. Picture palihug. :)

Dario Venuti said...

happy weekend

fashionseducer.com

Anne said...

You too Dario!

Izzy said...

this is such a great way to spice up an old belt! love the lace :)


www.metallicpaws.com

Anne said...

Thank you Izzy! I love lace too.

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