DIY: How To Turn an Old Belt Into a Studded Bracelet


Once upon a time, before my ardent love for rings began, I was a bracelet girl. I loved bracelets and bought a lot of them. Sad to say, today, that love has waned a bit but my love for creating them still remains.

Today's DIY came to me when I realized I wasn't really a fan of skinny belts anymore. I wanted to make it a choker but since the ribbon choker made from key chain, I decided on some variety. Plus, this is our first bracelet DIY people!

You will need:
-A belt ( Iwent for a skinny one).

-Scissors (to cut belt to appropriate bracelet length).

-Studs (I got mine from another old belt).


-Sharp object to poke a hole (I used a needle).

Step 1

Measure a bracelet you own which has a length you're comfortable with then cut to desired length.

Mine gave off the three-bracelet illusion.

Step 2

Note the points at which you'll want your buckle holes to be as well as your studs. I went with three studs so didn't need so many holes.

Step 3
Poke the holes making them big enough for the studs and buckle to pass through. Put the studs in then...


You could put the studs through out length of the belt if you want. Or wear it as the intended DIY a la choker.

What type of belt would you use for this DIY?

Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. I love this DIY, it's time to look for that unfortunate belt to revamp.

    Beth fayemi's blog

    1. Yay!

      I definitely see myself using more belts as DIYs.

  2. Yees! The undisputable queen of DIY is back. This looks really simple to do and yet so store-bought-sy. Love!

  3. Okay, so when you first posted this on Instagram, I could have sworn it was a choker you were going to make but this is much better. The choker would have been a little cliche. I think in going to try thins out and with a slim belt as well.

    1. Ha Ha! Gotcha! Still going to so a belt choker though.

  4. Ahhh Upcycled Fashion! I love it, so creative and stylish. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Creativity all the way, Thank so much.

  6. Your DIY knowledge is just so amazing. Please do something unisex so we guys can try out *puppy dog eyes*. I tried out the tips on Your last photography post. Was so great!

    1. Yay! Glad to be of help. Male DIYs are not really but forte but for you, I'll see what I can do.

  7. Can you take a break from being so awesome for just one day!!! all your DIYs.
    Laid Back Wednesday With Alil Attitude

  8. THIS is one of the reasons why I don't throw things away,lol *covers face
    Something to occupy myself with!

    Well done Ijenna.