DIY: Western Belt

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Whether it’s the rough and tumble attire or the amazing use of leather, there’s something about the Old West that makes us go wild! That’s why our first Halloween DIY this year is featuring this classic theme, perfect for a cowgirl (or boy) costume. Our Western Belt DIY will transform you into a modern day Annie Oakley, and nobody messes with Annie Oakley! Western Belt DIY Supplies What You’ll Need:

1 Yard of Faux Leather Bias Binding #42143

1 Round Cowboy Buckle #30161

1 Pack of 7mm x  10mm Metal Spikes with Screw #57562

Revolving Leather Hole Punch #55264 Scissors #57470

E-6000

Marker

Leather Trim Western Belt DIY

1. Insert about an inch of the leather trim into the buckle opening, and wrap it around the metal fixture. Glue it down, and let dry it for an hour.

Marking Notch for Western Belt DIY

2. Wrap the leather trim around your waist to figure out where to place the notch in your belt. Mark the area to ensure correct placement!

Cutting Leather Trim for Western DIY

3. Once you know where the hole is going, cut off any excess trim.

Hole Punch for Western Belt DIY 4. Using a small hole punch, create a hole for the buckle closure.

Marking Holes for Western Belt DIY

5. Place the spikes or studs you want to use, and mark the spots as you had for the notch. Stud Placement for Western Belt DIY 6. Then take out your hole punch to create holes where you want your spikes to go.

Metal Spikes in Leather Trim Belt

7. Twist the spikes into place.

Finished Western Belt DIY

8. Put on your finished belt, and prepare to be the chicest gal at the rodeo! Love the look but not feeling the buckle? Or maybe you’re looking for a different style of trim. Switch it out! Explore our Wild Wild West page to find all the Western-inspired materials to make a belt that reflects YOUR style.

2 comments on “DIY: Western Belt

  1. lovelydeer says:

    Great idea, I will be trying this one :)

  2. M&J Trimming says:

    We’re glad you like it! Tweet us a picture of your creation to @mjtrim!

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