I recently bought a new dress (exhibit A), but I didn't have a cute belt to wear with it. I wanted something simple that would go with just about anything. Immediately, I thought of all the leather I have from my Thrift Store Leather Couch find, and decided to put one together. Yep folks, this is Leather Couch Chronicles #4! If you're curious here are the rest of the Leather Couch Chronicles projects. This DIY will take you all of about 5 minutes. If you know how to use scissors and glue, you can do it!
Measure your waist size. Cut a piece of ribbon the size of your waist plus about 12-24 inches so you can tie a bow in the back. Taking into consideration the size width you want your belt, create a leaf shape. Cut out this leaf shape to use as a stencil for your other leaves. Use your stencil to make as many leaves as you need to cover your ribbon leaving 6-12 inches on each side so you can tie the bow in the back. As you cut out your leaves, begin laying the pattern you want onto your ribbon.
Glue each leaf on the ribbon overlaying one over the next. Tie a bow in the back to wear. If you want to get real professional with it, you can use a snap on the back of the belt instead of the tie. That would be real snazzy!
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