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?!?!