Monday, June 23, 2014

Going Boot Belt Crazy!!

Last month I was in Goodwill and saw this Brighton Belt for $3.99. I had recently purchased a pair of cowboy boots and thought they needed a little extra somethin'- somethin', so I purchased the belt and took it home to my studio. This is what I made with it. I loved it so much I hit all the Goodwill in my area for several weeks searching for great belts to makeover.

These are my creations! I wear them all the time now!
This was a denim belt with the rivets already in it. I cut the belt down smaller and used the leftover belt to make a cuff that I will show you in another post. :)

This was a plain brown belt, but I liked the buckle. I had a piece of stamped and stained leather that I bought at SAS here in town (a local fabric remnant warehouse)and I glued it to the belt.

This was another Brighton belt that I painted and glazed.

The belt was constructed so that I could unscrew these metal connectors from the leather and take out a whole section. It made it the perfect size!

This one was made from a tapestry belt. I didn't use the buckle in this case so I was able to keep the detail on the end that goes through the loop.

I just wrap the belt in lace if I want to cover the leather.

 I also made a couple for a second pair of black boots that I bought. This one didn't need cutting down as I just wrapped it around twice. I slid the heart buckle on before I added the lace to the back of the belt.

 That big heart is the buckle for this belt. It's also a Brighton belt. I added the rhinestone chain around the edge of the belt and also the lace ruffle, the little crocheted doily and another rhinestone heart. There's no such thing as too much bling!!!!

I was addicted to make these for several weeks! I think I have enough now!! LOL!!!

31 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I think I need to get my cowboy boots out of the closet!

Cute idea!

Carmen Whitehead said...

So, so cute! I love all of them, great job!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm a Goodwill junkie, so now you have me on the lookout! I really love how you added just the right amount of embellishment, and you're right, one can never have too much bling!
xo Kathleen

bobbie said...

These are fantastic! I especially love the tapestry belt ~




















Denise Kraft said...

You never cease to amaze me! These are so cute!!

American Cottage Antiques said...

Love these Karen, thanks for sharing! Mary

Missy George said...

Adorable Karen. What a great idea. Too cute.

Bohemian said...

Adorable Gypsy Chic, which of coarse is just My Style so I Adored each and every Brilliant Creation!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Deborah Montgomery said...

wow Karen!! I love these!! Now I really want some cowboy boots. Such a great idea.

Marlynne said...

oh how cute! A brand new idea for me!

Jan Bush-Wood said...

Oh Karen, everything you create has such a nice design to it. Really Cute!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love these...and now I want to get some boots. They are all so pretty!!
~Cindy

Jeanne Kelly said...

Well, I am not a cowboy boot fan, but have to say, I really like hoe the belts "dress up" the boot. Very pretty and feminine!

Donna Huisinga said...

Very creative. I know what I'll be looking for the next time I go to Goodwill!

May said...

Adorable Karen, Fabulous idea thanks for sharing... Hugs May x x

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Totally awesome, Karen! What a great idea. I love each of your belt creations. You should sell them at Sweet Salvage or any other sale/show. They are such eye-catchers!

jeanga6 said...

Oh, I like these! I need to see what fun I can find here in France to make something like this.

Kinga A Niski said...

Very creative !!! Honey, you are blessed with a great talent :)

XOXO
Kinga

Desires of the Heart said...

You are so gifted Karen!! These are just amazingly beautiful!! I don't wear boots, but this makes me want to :) Each one is just lovely and so perfectly accented with just the right trinkets!! Thank you so much for sharing them all!! Blessings, Linda

Linda Walker said...

Well, I haven't worn tall leather boots since my first and only pair in high school and we won't get into how long ago that was! But I may just try to relive my boot days by getting a pair! These embellishments are adorable and so original! You are very clever!
Linda
mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

Kathryn Ross said...

Swooning to the max, here! I just love these repurposed belts! They are just the deal for boots - but I just might put my own spin on it for bracelets/cuffs (a true fashion love). The tapestry belt is my absolute favorite. Very vintage, Victorian, loveliness on overdrive.
Joy to you!
Kathy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is such a cute idea--so cute when not wearing I would leave sitting out somewhere. Adorable!

Jeanie said...

These make my heart sing!

Jen said...

Karen I love them all, You are so clever and creative thinking of the belts and the way to embellish them for your boots.

Silvia said...

Beautiful

Vicki Boster said...

Way cute!!! You will be seriously stylin' girlfriend! People are going to walk across the street to comment on these adorable boot belts!!

Vicki

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I love bling also.

My daughter does and her daughter.

Her daughter had a ball in Paris
buying jeans , jacket with bling, bling.

Brought me back a bling, bling bracelet. Silver and gold combination.

I love it. My niece teaches riding on her ranch. Those boot s she would love for going out dressy, dressy.

Cindy Geilmann said...

These are so amazing!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

what an inspiration those boot belts are. lovely. I'm inspired!

BECKY said...

OMG Karen!! These embellishments are absolutely lovely!! You should design them and sell them!! What a fabulous way to change the look up whenever you want to!!! Just too cool!!

Hope all is well! Things here are...nuts!!! But God is right smack in the middle of it helping us through! And we are so thankful!

Hugs,
Becky

Bren Yule said...

I am so going to make some of these! Lurve!

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