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Glittered Buckles




This glittered buckle craft is the perfect way to add a bit of sparkle to your Valentine's Day gifts.


  • Buckle template
  • Chipboard
  • Craft knife
  • Craft glue
  • Brush
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Gift box
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Print template and trace onto chipboard. Cut out buckle shape and slots for ribbon with a craft knife.

  2. Step 2

    Brush glue on one side of buckle and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes, then glitter other side of buckle. Allow buckle to dry completely.

  3. Step 3

    Thread ribbon through buckle and pull ends to tighten around box. Trim ends of ribbon.

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009



Reviews (9)

  • Cglass 31 Jan, 2010

    Or you could use a *cheat* method and buy the chipboard/heavy cardstock already glittered.

  • marymccabe 13 Feb, 2009

    Does anyone know where to get the satin ribbon? They don't seem to carry that kind of ribbon in the craft stores.

  • Neenaw 11 Feb, 2009

    I've actually never heard of chipboard. I am making those buckles now, and I used a gift box. They DID roll up a little bit, But I think they will lie down after I get them on the box.

  • DanaSchrickel 10 Feb, 2009

    Here is a site that you can check out:

  • nannimendez 10 Feb, 2009

    Where do you get the chipboard page like the one Martha used on the show demonstrating how to make the buckes?

  • fashgirl 10 Feb, 2009

    Where do you get red boxes like that?

  • PhyllisSporing 10 Feb, 2009

    Hold heart with the top towards your body and thread ribbon from left to right through both openings, crossing the middle section of the heart, and then thread ribbon from right to left through both openings. Slip ribbon over gift box and pull both ends of ribbon to tighten to fit gift box. Trim ends of ribbon as you wish. Hope this helps

  • aspmom 10 Feb, 2009

    She went up from the bottom and down through-- Then did the same thing on the other side so when you pull each tail it tightens. Don't forget the "bird beak" :0) I'm making these for teachers!

  • lllsudbury 10 Feb, 2009

    How was that ribbon threaded through the buckle?