How to Make a Duct Tape Belt




This will instruct you on creating a duct tape belt, going hand in hand with How to Make An Altoid Can Belt Buckle.

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Step 1: Measure and Tape

What you need for this project:
~Duct tape
~Belt Buckle

First off, measure your waist. You want to make the belt as accurate as possibly so you don't have too much extra slack. Also measure your belt loops to see how wide to make the belt.

Get your duct tape and draw out a long piece. Lightly grasp close to the midpoint of the piece and fold one half on top of the other. It takes practice to get good at this, so you might have trouble the first few tries. See the picture below for a visual. Squeeze out all of the bubbles in the tape and continue on until you have enough to fit around your waist.

Step 2: Cut & Connect

Mark the width of the belt loops on the strips of duct tape made in step 1. Using a ruler, make a line by extending the mark. Cut along the mark, and repeat for each piece. You can also just tear the duct tape from the first mark, which is much more convenient.

After this, you want to conjoin the separate strips into one with small strips of duct tape.

Step 3: Pick Your Poison.....err...buckle

Finally, you have a choice of buckles for the belt. You can harvest a regular one (left in the pic) or use anything else that works for you. I used the buckle on the right, which fell off of my backpack.

So, belt up and head out!



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    25 Discussions


    12 years ago

    I think I had that idea first YOU STOLE MY IDEA But it's a nice instrcuable It's sad that here in mexico ther no altoids I hope one day they will arrive

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    dude the worlds grammatical errors are serious these days its pretty ridiculous but anyway nice belt


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I love the way you manged to complain 'bout someone else's grammatical errors, while having no punctuation or capitals.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    anyway, Technick29 ur a pretty cool geek i made an insructable on an Altoid Belt buckle I'll give u plus if you check out mine Reply! +1


    The altoids box has got to be the most creative thing I've seen in a long time. Wow, you're my hero!
    I looove that.... *gives high five*

    7 replies

    heck yeah it was on HGTV she made it from duct tape and a zipper! you could take an old dress (i bet you don't have one ) but thats ok go down to good will try on a dress or two! then bring it home and take two maybe three rolls of tape and cover it!


    12 years ago

    an adapter so 45s can play on a 33 spindle

    2 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    modio is referring to the t-shirt I'm wearing in the picture. The symbol shown is exactly what he said, an adapter so 45 records can play on a 33 spindle. Hope that cleared it up!