Don't know what to do with all those pesky water bottles?
Here's a handy way to solve both those problems!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Step 2: Prepping the Water Bottles
Measure out 1.5" from the top and 1.5" from the bottom. Mark these and cut a straight line
Keep the the top and the bottom pieces together, while placing the middle piece to the side.
Repeat 12 times.
Step 3: Building the Belt (Part 1)
You'll need the hot glue from now on.
Take your top plastic strip and make three vertical glue lines on the plastic - down the left, middle, and right.
Once you have done this, take the bottom plastic strip and lay it down directly on the other, fusing the pieces together.
Press firmly to spread the glue throughout.
After this, rub the hot end of the glue gun across the plastic strip until it begins to straighten.
Repeat 12 times.
As you continue to build paired plastic strips, lay them alongside an actual Belt to ensure proper length.
Step 4: Building the Belt (Part 2)
Cut the length down to 5"
Step 5: Building the Belt (Part 3)
Take a paired piece of plastic and make two vertical glue lines down one end.
Take another paired piece of plastic and place its end on the glue lines.
You should have an extended piece of plastic strip now.
Take a middle piece of plastic from Step 5 and glue to piece in a manner that makes a perpendicular intersection. Then wrap the middle piece around until you have to glue it and fuse all the pieces to create a reinforced extended piece
Repeat this step until you have one fused, reinforced strip of plastic from all your previous paired strips.
Step 6: Making the Buckle
Stack 3 on top of each other, glueing them together as you stack.
Repeat this to create 2 stacks.
Fuse the stacks together as pictured above, reinforced as much as you can with hot glue.
Once completed, cut a hole through the middle of the structure. Reinforced the structure with hot glue, as needed.
Step 7: Combining Belt and Buckle
Feed the end through and hot glue.
Step 8: Creating the Pin
Stack those strips and fuse together.
Step 9: Combining Belt and Pin
Glue the pin in and reinforce, as needed.
Step 10: Sizing the Belt
Reinforce the holes with hot glue.