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Up cycle Leather Belts

Updated on January 11, 2017

Leather Belts Upcycled, Recycled

Are you aware of all the things that can be created when leather belts are upcycled? I've picked several of my favorite recycled leather belt projects from the internet (including my woven leather chair seat) to showcase on this page to hopefully inspire you and make you think about ways you can reuse those old leather belts in your own closet.

Rectangular strips of leather are the perfect medium for constructing all manner of upcycled home décor and reworking into fashion handbags and/or jewelry. Weaving leather belts as I did for my chair seat is another great way to up cycle. However you use them, be sure to upcycle leather belts next time before you have to go buy them back from the thrift store.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

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Up cycle leather chair seat
Up cycle leather chair seat

Upcycled Leather Belts Made Into Flooring

Vintage leather belts create a beautiful rug for the person who values sustainable design and one of a kind flooring. Find how to make an upcycled rug like this one on: Lilyshop



Upcycled Leather Chair Seat

This is a leather chair seat project I completed several years ago by upcycling leather belts I picked up at the thrift shop. It's a simple process and only requires a few hand tools and little expertise.

I recently published a tutorial here on my blog, Sallygoodin.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Up cycle Leather Belts With This Kit

Tandy Leather 8170-00  Craftool Basic 7 Tool Set
Tandy Leather 8170-00 Craftool Basic 7 Tool Set

You can have some fun with this leather tool kit.

 
Recycled leather belt floor tiles
Recycled leather belt floor tiles

Up cycle Leather Belts Into Floor Tiles

Ting of London makes these unique recycled leather belt floor tiles. These floor tiles made from leather belts were also found on the internet courtesy of dornob. I'm sure this up cycle leather belts project could also become a diy project for those of us on a tighter budget.

(Photo credit TING Studios in the UK)

Up Cycle Leather Belts into Drawer Pulls - that's what Rikkianne Van Kirk did!

Up Cycle Leather Belts - Drawer Pulls Apartment Therapy
Up Cycle Leather Belts - Drawer Pulls Apartment Therapy

Rikkianne, at Apartment Therapy....what an awesome idea!

(Photo credit Rikkianne Van Kirk)

Leather Bracelet via Instructables
Leather Bracelet via Instructables

Up cycle Leather Belts into Leather Cuff Bracelets

via tutorial at Instructables

Easy peasy tutorial from a clever user at the website Instructables shows you how to make a leather cuff bracelet from a leather belt. These would probably make fun diy gifts and at a very nominal cost.

(Photo credit Instructables user fungus amungus)

Upcycled Leather Belt Bag Handles via Tangled Fibers
Upcycled Leather Belt Bag Handles via Tangled Fibers

Up cycle Leather Belts Into Bag Handles

On her blog Tangled Fibers, Etsy Shop owner Elizabeth Strickler, tells how she upcycles leather belts as handles for her handmade and beautifully lined bags. I would absolutely love one of these bags!

(Photo credit Elizabeth Strickler)

Upcycled Leather Dog Collar via Instructables
Upcycled Leather Dog Collar via Instructables

Up cycle Leather Belts Into Dog Collars

Quick project takes only 5 minutes to complete!

Another Instructables author, Doggie Stylish, used an old leather belt to make a dog collar for her pet in just five minutes. See how she did it here. Clever lady to think of such a practical reuse for leather belts!

(Photo credit Instructables user Doggie Stylish)

Upcycled Leather Belt Bag via Rodarte
Upcycled Leather Belt Bag via Rodarte

Upcycled Cylinder Leather Belt Bag

Out of California, the Mulleavy sisters who founded Rodarte, collaborated on the deisgn of this fantastic, funky, sustainable handbag by upcycling 7 vintage leather belts. You can pick one up at Opening Ceremony if you like.

(Photo credit via Rodarte)

Have you ever spent over $500 for a purse for yourself or as a gift for someone else?

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Up cycle Leather Bag Tag via Manhandslizzie
Up cycle Leather Bag Tag via Manhandslizzie

Up cycle Leather Belts Into Bag Tags

Blogger Manhandslizzie upcycles a red leather belt into two fun projects: a leather cuff bracelet and a leather bag tag. Find complete directions as to how she upcycles a leather belt by visiting her blog.

(Photo credit Lizzie at ManHandsLand)

Upcycled Leather Belt Camera Strap via Instructables
Upcycled Leather Belt Camera Strap via Instructables

Up cycle Leather Belts Into Camera Straps

Another great Instructable project is this handy camera strap made from an old leather belt. See the step-by-step tutorial by author gmjhowe here.

(Photo credit Instructables user gmjhowe)

Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

Have you upcycled or recycled leather belts? Which of these projects is your favorite?

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 3 years ago from Texas

      Great ideas. I pick up a lot of belts at thrift stores to use for belts on blue jean purses. I really love the chair seat.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I like too many to choose. Great recycling projects.

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      JerseyJames 4 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Really I have given them away because they were needed by other People but the other ideas are something I have never thought of wonderful need I say more.

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      dream1983 4 years ago

      Very nice lens, Squidlike

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