Introduction: 100% Pure Duct Tape Belt!
Ever wanted to keep your pants up and be original/creative at the same time? Well now you can, with the help of DUCT TAPE! This belt is made out of pure duct tape. That's right, no wires or anything! OK, now that the advertisements out of the way, let's start. This is my first Instructable, so it's guaranteed to suck.
Step 1: Stuff
What you're going to need for the Instructable are the following:
A knife or scissors (optional, but recommended)
And the tape.
You can use multiple colors if you like, but I ran low on red and ended up using blue.
Step 2: Starting the Buckle
The buckle is the part of the belt that makes it look better than just a piece of tape tied around your pants.
So the first thing you want to do is make the pieces. Measure out a 4 in. piece of tape and cut/rip it, turn it sticky side up, and make a small fold at the bottom. Then start to roll it up as tightly as possible, while still keeping the cylindrical shape. Do this 3 more times.
Step 3: Making the Buckle
Place one of your pieces at the 1 in mark of the ruler. Put another at 1.25 in., one at 2 in., and one at 3 in., as it appears on the picture.
Then go ahead and grab a piece of tape about 3 1/4 inches. Put this piece over the tips of the sticks, making sure not to mess up the placement. Press down and turn it over.
Now fold the sticky part over as far as it can go. Now turn it over again.
Cut the extra sticky parts ONLY ON THE SIDES TOUCHING THE STICKS. Now fold that part up and roll it over the not sticky part. Do this with all the extra bits.
Do the exact same for the bottom part, so that you get something like the last picture.
Step 4: Making the Belt
We all know that the most important part of a belt is the part that goes around your pants. It's the easiest part to make, so let's.
First of all, get a long piece of tape. Guesstimate how much it would take to go completely around your body, and add 6 in more. I ended up with a foot extra.
Cut the tape into a few workable pieces. You will need to fold these, so without uber mad skillage, its hard.
Take one piece and lay it sticky side up. Fold it in half, and there you have 1/4 of your belt already done! Do this with the other pieces too.
Take a 2.5 in long strip of tape and tape 2 belt pieces together, like in picture 6. Tape them all together in this fashion.
It should be long enough that it has an extra bit after it has been wrapped around your waist.
Step 5: Putting It All Together!
Now take one end of the belt section and thread about 11/2 in it through one of the end pieces of the buckle.
Now fold it back and tightly tape it into place using the same method for putting together the belt section.
Now to fasten it, put the belt on as normal, and then thread it through the 3rd stick on the buckle. Then thread it over the 2 inside sticks and under the end piece. You can tie it to the end piece, too, if you wanted to. It's hard to explain, so check the last two pictures.
Now you're done! Wear your duct tape belt to school, work, anywhere!