How to Make an Altoid Can Belt Buckle

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Look curiously fresh with this Originally Celebrated belt buckle. Easy to make, and then look great.

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Step 1: Get an Altoid Can!

It's as simple as that. Enjoy the Altoids inside and then prepare for the surgery.

In the picture, there is my Altoids can belt buckle with my duct tape belt inside.

Step 2: Make the Cuts and Sand It Down

You want to make three cuts:

2 on the back to loop the belt through
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1 on the side, whichever side you put the rest of the belt to

So crack out your Dremel with the cutting tool and get working.

If you really feel the need for perfection, or if you need a certain belt size, you can measure it out and draw guide lines on the back prior to cutting. But be careful --- Dremels are dangerous and watch out for sparks. Wear eye gear and gloves when using the Dremel.

After the cuts are made, put on the sanding head and smooth out those cuts. You don't want to ruin your belt on a jagged edge or cut yourself.

Step 3: Get a Belt, Loop It Through, and Head Out

That's all you need to know.

I made a duct tape belt with duct tape and one of those clips that are on your backpack and fall off within 2 days of your use of it. It fits snugly inside the can for easy transportation and looks cool.

Have fun making this.

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    sd2kool4u

    7 years ago on Introduction

    it was awesome hard though because i was bored and did it with a pocket knife

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    I made mine by cutting "Y" and inverted "Y" shapes and bent them back to prevent cuts   V
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                            ^...      more or less  (I also did it that way because my attention span is too short. I just read the title and figured it out.)

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    dude I think anyone who couldn't come up with this is pretty dumb but you're the first person i saw that was smart enough to put it on here good job :)

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    Tetris1

    10 years ago on Introduction

    yea do it cuz not everyone wants a duct tape belt...

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    bumpus

    10 years ago on Introduction

    nice bottle of what appears to be whisky, haha

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    I'm talking about the two heads of the belt that click together. How do you keep one head from falling out of the altoids can each time you unbuckle the belt? Also, I tried making an adjustable duct tape belt, and it worked. I just need to take better measurements. (If I try again) I'll post pics if it works.

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    technick29

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Sure dude! Hit me up with a plus since you liked it, please.

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    teh darkcloud

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Ooh! I was going to make a duct tape belt anyway and I already have an empty Altoids tin lying around.