Though they are sometimes hidden under shirts and sweaters, belts are an important part of everyday attire for most people. You might not think it but a belt can say a lot about a person's style, even more so when you add in your own personal flair!
This project uses store bought untreated leather belt straps along with buckle blanks and shows you some methods on how to get creative and make your own custom belts. Making your own is easy! All of the supplies you need can easily be found at craft stores, leather supplies wholesaler or the internet.
This project covers how to make resin-embedded belt buckle inserts and how to treat and finish a leather belt.
Enough talk, let's make some belts!
Step 1: tools + materials
| tools: |
- small disposable mixing containers
- stir sticks
- latex gloves
- colour printer + paper
- photo editing software
| materials: |
- belt buckle blanks*
- belt buckle insert (for size reference)*
- cow hide leather belts*
- neatsfoot oil*
- casting resin%