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Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Project materials can get expensive, and saving up old belts or using thrift shop finds is an inexpensive way to build a supply inventory.

Find some DIY motivation below with these activities that incorporate recovered belts into useful pieces.

Flooring and Surfaces

Designer Inghua Ting has created beautifully installed flooring using tossed out men’s belts. First, any hardware is removed and the remaining leather pieces are cleaned by hand without using any chemicals. The leather surface is made by cutting the vintage belts into tiles and then adhering to the floor in a pattern or random application.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: tinglondon.com

They also make sturdy, one of a kind rugs.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: tinglondon.com

The designer points out that used leather belts make great surfaces for other areas also, like table tops and wall coverings. Her idea for staircases is stunning, as well as the practical side of utilizing them for things around the house, like placemats.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: tinglondon.com

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: tinglondon.com

Also, belts can easily be made into doormats.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: dailydanny.com

Seating

If you have an old chair that needs refurbished check out this tutorial for making a woven belt seat.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

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Also, this lawn chair redo will have you scrimmaging to find old lawn furniture to upgrade with some high quality leather style.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: kikithespunkymunky.blogspot.co.uk

These footstools are another cool way to reuse belts.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: crazybeltlady.com

Drawer Pulls, Handles and Borders

Cabinetry and hardware supplies are expensive. Belts make the perfect drawer pulls for furniture and add an instant distinctive uplift to dressers, desks, kitchen cabinets or wherever a knob or pull is needed.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: blissranch.blogspot.ca

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

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They are also useful for making straps for boxes, bags or purses that need new carrying handles.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: whimseybox.com

Need a picture frame or border idea? They are good for that, too.

Give Old Belts New Uses Around The Home

Image source: designsponge.com

Belts are durable, easy to clean and shock absorbent, and can still be useful even after their fashion days are long over.

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