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Up cycle Leather Belts
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)
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
You can have some fun with this leather tool kit.
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!
Rikkianne, at Apartment Therapy....what an awesome idea!
(Photo credit Rikkianne Van Kirk)
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)
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)
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 Cylinder Leather Belt Bag
Have you ever spent over $500 for a purse for yourself or as a gift for someone else?
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)
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)