Isn’t this this a fun, colorful accessory for any outfit? My younger sister made this a few years ago recycling one of her favorite treats and my youngest sister is now the fashionable wearer. This would be a fun project for any color loving girl who wants a fun belt! And you can use any other candy wrapper if you want something else…like, maybe M&M wrappers or Skittles. The a variety of the snack size would be cute, too!
What You Need:
- Starburst candy- 2-3 packages depending on length desired or other favorite wrapped candies
- 1 belt buckle – take one from an old unwanted belt
- Clear packing tape
Step 1: Collect full Starburst wrappers and even save the main candy wrapper.
Step 2: Line each individual wrapper up end to end and tape together until you get your desired length. You can decide if you want to make it double thick with wrappers on both sides or just one layer.
Step 3: If you want, trim the main Starburst wrapper around “Starburst” and attach it with tape on top the already attached strip of smaller wrappers.
Step 4: Take the clear packing tape and seal the strip of wrappers, wrapping the edges of extra tape over the top and bottom sides of the belt.
Step 5: Loop the end of the strip of wrappers around the center of the belt buckle and secure the loop with packing tape. Be sure to test out the look before you secure it with the final tape. i.e. make sure the belt is going the right way (the front is out) and it is going around your body the right way. Girl belts go around a different direction than boy belts. Compare it to another belt, if you need help.
Step 6: Warning: this belt is not to hold up your pants! It is just to add some fun style to your wardrobe. Since my little sis is still a skinny-winny, the belt is a bit long for her so she secures the very end of it in the back with a safety pin, which works out fine since all pants these days are stretchy. But,if you are not sharing your belt, then cut it to the length you need!
Isn’t my model cute?!?!
Dee saysMay 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm
Wow, this is so cute. What a great idea! I will have to try this for my daughters. So creative!!!!
And yes, your model is adorable!
Cecily saysMay 27, 2011 at 7:22 am
Oh how cute! What a great idea… I’m already think what other candy wrappers I can do that with!
BTW, I am hosting a quilt giveaway … feel free to check it out and I hope you have a great weekend!
Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple saysMay 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm
That is so fun, love it!
ashley saysMay 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm
umm….DARLING.. i love it:) ahhh its sooooooo cute
way to go!!
Alison @ Momma Did It saysMay 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm
So cute! I am going to have to make one out of Mamba wrappers!
Desiree Campbell saysJune 1, 2011 at 8:47 am
Hello Cutie! I love this, my girls would love this. Thank you for sharing and if you feel like it please visit my party tonight and “Share your Awesomeness” there. Cute…cute…cute!
Lyndee saysJune 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Seriously amazingly fun and creative idea. I WILL be making one of these! Thanks.
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts saysJune 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today!!
— Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com
Cheryl saysJune 6, 2011 at 6:59 am
Such a cool idea – it’s been featured at today’s Craftastic Monday. Stop by & grab a Featured On Sew Can Do button:)
Desiree Campbell saysJune 8, 2011 at 12:29 am
You’ve been featured at The 36th Avenue.
Here is the link to the post:
Thank you for sharing and come visit to button up 😉
Conni saysJune 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm
How adorable! I love stuff like this that repurposes things that would otherwise get thrown out. You go green girl!
Kazuko Leake saysNovember 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm
Oh, she look gorgeous in that colorful starburst Belt. I love the idea of making in that belt, she is very creative actually. That’s great! Keep it up darling!