Saturday, May 8, 2010

Boy’s Belt Holder

I showed a glimpse of this holder in my last post but  after I saw the photos I felt like it needed to be “kicked up a notch”.



and BAM!!!   After


I was thinking in my head I wanted to add some cute  stars but I didn’t have any in the craftroom.  I even tried the closest free store to me {my mom’s craftroom}.   he he he   Keeping this a totally free-to-me project, I had to use what I already had.  

Here’s how this project began:

Start with a rescued plaque from the attic (where there are hundreds)

IMG_2603Remove the any metal, lightly sand, prime, and spray paint a glossy white. 

While the paint is drying,  here’s the supplies used.IMG_2424

Once the paint was dried,  super-glue the clothes pins in place using Gorilla Super-Glue.  This glue rocks!!! You don’t have to cut the tip off and it doesn’t turn to a hard rock after one use…. like the other super-glues. 


Cut a strip of ribbon the width of the plaque.  Be sure to apply a small touch of Fray Check to the ends to keep  from raveling.   Add some vinyl lettering to the top. 


To add the BAM factor:

Use more super-glue to apply little wooden squares that have been painted blue and add vinyl numbers!!! 




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    Happy Mother’s Day,




    1. This is great! Clothes pins are so versatile.

    2. I might have to make a girl version of this - both my girls find it necessary to wear belts because sometimes it is hard to find pants that fit right...

    3. I absolutely love this project--and thank you so much for following the guidelines.

      I am calling my boys in to see this project.

      I will sign up to follow you and hope you will do the same.

      Where in SC do you live? I went to school in SC and I home school my kiddos as well.

      Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

    4. super cute i need one in every room especially with a five year old :)

    5. This is adorable! Great job repurposing....

    6. Love it! Could you find a moment to drop by my blog linking party today and link to this? It's perfect for my readers!
      all the best!

    7. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

    8. Carrie, This is adorable and so useful! Super cute! Thanks so much for joining The DIY Club this month! We greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

    9. My son needs about 12 of these. What a clever idea. I like the BAM of the numbers. Thanks for linking up to the DIY Club.
      504 Main

    10. Hi Carrie- Your project is one of the top ten finalists for The DIY CLUB. Be sure to check out the voting post on any of the four blogs. Congratulations and thanks again for joining this month!

    11. Great Idea! I have a plaque just like that that was going to go bye bye soon, but now it has a purpose! Yay!

    12. I voted for you! Good luck! ;)

    13. From now on I won't pass up those funny looking plaques I see at garage sale, and what not. I'm a new follower, please stop by to see me sometime.

    14. Hey Carrie! I just wanted to let you know that you have completely inspired me to create a belt holder too. I gave you a little shout-out today. Drop over and take a peek, if you'd like:

      Thanks for the inspiration!

    15. Everything you make and put together is super cute.



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