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If you have a yard like mine, where there is an overgrowth of spiny blackberry vines that is ever advancing, you have to have your snippers at the ready any time you go outside for any length of time. 

Here's how you can make a holster that will keep your snippers handy and yet be otherwise out of your way.



 
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Step 1: Materials

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empty bottle of dish soap in an appropriate shape
quick release buckle
long strap or thin scrap of fabric 
vapour mask
hot knife
spray paint that will adhere to plastic
scissors
sewing machine
iron

Step 2: Cut the bottle to fit your snippers

Wearing the vapour mask and using the hot knife, refactor the bottle shape so it will accommodate your particular shears.

Cut away the top and bottom portions, then improvise a curved 'V' shape on one side to allow easy access for your hand.

While you have the hot knife warmed up, cut two slots on either side of the widest part to allow your belt strap to pass through.


Step 3: Spraypaint the holster

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Wearing the vapour mask, spray paint the bottle outdoors.

Allow to dry completely.

Step 4: Manufacture the strap

Fold your strip of cloth in half right sides together so that it will be an appropriate width for your buckle.

Sew it down longways.

Turn it inside out.  

Iron it

Top stitch it along both lengths




Step 7: Affix the adjustable end of the buckle

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Thread the adjustable end of the buckle onto the strap as shown.  

Step 8: Resist this impulse

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Here's an example of what not to do...




Step 9: Now you are prepared any thorny encounter

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Step 10: What didn't work

My first design included two straps which were going to attach to the belt, but I found that the holster swung around too much and required two hands to get the snippers out.  
finton6 days ago

Great idea foobear! Good Reuse too.

I'm somewhat concerned about the sharp blade poking out the bottom, however. How about leaving the neck on the bottle without the cap. That way the blades are hidden and detritus can still drop through the bottle's mouth.

sparkleponytx11 months ago
Good idea! But how about saving a step (the painting) by using a plastic bottle that is manufactured in a solid color...like a shampoo bottle, etc.
foobear (author)  sparkleponytx11 months ago
Sure, yes, if the bottle looks good as is, why not. Makes sense to me
bgunville12 months ago
It's cool going to make one for myself thanks
foobear (author)  bgunville12 months ago
awesome! =)
pmn939312 months ago
I'm guessing those extra holes were for putting thread through to secure the strap better. Why didn't you do that?
foobear (author)  pmn939312 months ago
Since you asked, I'll add an explanation of that. You're right, my first design included two belt straps there, but I found that that made the holster swing around too much and required two hands to get the snippers out. This redesign allows one-handed access to it.