I’m getting ready for my annual clothing exchange to benefit Battered Women. Going through the closets and all the belts- I hate to donate because last time I did this and gave away about 20 belts, I was really sorry-. Sometimes you can get just carried away with the ‘getting rid of stuff’ syndrome. So what can you do with old belts? Especially with old belts, you don’t particulary want to give away, but you want them to serve a dual purpose.
Top 11 Ways to Reuse-Recycle-Repurpose- Rethink- Repair Belts
1.) Replace worn out seat cushion with weaved together straps
2.) Hang on wall for an earring holder
3.) Twist around boxes for a handle
4.) Use the saved webbing to replace the worn out straps on canvas tote bags or some purses. Get some canvas and make your own bag with the webbing used for the carry handles
5.) Use to store bulky items- like blankets, sleeping bags, tents,
6.) Vinyl Belt Floor Mat – Branch Home
to see a Belt Floor- Green Upgrader
7.) Make a Necklace
8.) Reuse for stretching exercises or got to Wellness Belts 705-739-6885 who will recycle your belt
9.) Make a headband- very Retro
10.) Keep items handy with an organizer belt. Slide some S-hooks into the belt holes and glue a strong magnet to a portion of the back of the belt, then attach it to a wall or the bottom edge of a whiteboard or a bulletin board with screws for an industrial look. Use small, powerful magnets to secure messages and notes to the front and hang keys, scarves or other small items from the hooks.
11.) Hang several belts on a wall as art. The options are endless, so have fun staggering, aligning and crisscrossing until you’re happy with the visual effect. Just be sure to attach the belts to the wall or a frame using clear rubber bands or clips that won’t damage the belt