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We've pulled together some of our favorite -- and easiest -- handmade belt projects, including braided belts and grosgrain ribbon ones.
Add a luxurious touch to any winter outfit with a belt made of velvet ribbon. Cut 2 1/2 yards of natural-fiber velvet ribbon. Slip two D rings slightly wider than the ribbon onto one end, and fold both ends of the ribbon in toward the midpoint, fuzzy side out, keeping the D rings at one folded end. Remove backing from a 1 1/4-yard piece of iron-on fuse tape, and sandwich it between the layers; place scrap velvet face down on top, and iron on the cotton setting to fuse the layers.
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Attach homemade pom-poms to a strip of fabric that you've sewn for a one-of-a kind belt for your kids.
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This belt lends itself to endless alternatives: Once you get the hang of it, you can even make it without the pattern.
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Follow the instructions for our chain link accessories to create a truly original belt. Add ribbon, suede, or different clasps to make your belt really stand out.
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Pardon the irony, but fancy costume jewelry often feels too precious to wear on any given day. Thanks to this easy, do-it-yourself reinvention, the "diamonds" in your jewelry stash -- like that crystal bracelet -- can shine in a new way.
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It's just two easy steps to make this fashionable belt using round leather cord.
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These attractive belts can be made with any grosgrain ribbon, from an ornate brocade to a sporty nautical stripe.