Do you have an old, unused belt in your closet? Are you planning to throw your old belts away to save more space in your closet? Do you love personalizing doggie stuff for your baby pet? Here is the chance to make something wonderful for your well-loved fur baby!
Dog collars can be a little bit expensive at times. There are times that we want a certain style for our loving pets, and that includes their collar. Dog collars may vary in the type of material used, it can be leather, synthetic, lace, cloth or even plastic and it also vary in size and design.
In this tutorial, we will be transforming your old belt into a cute dog collar. What’s great about this dog collar is that you can put some personal touch on it to match the personality of your dog. This tutorial is easy and won’t cost you anything at all since we will be recycling your old belt. So if you are already excited to make one, let us start now!
Step 1: Gather all the materials needed for this awesome tutorial:
- old belt
- one-hole puncher
- black acrylic paint
- paint brush
- hot glue
- a pair of scissors
- several pieces of decorative materials (e.g. colored stones, colored beads, etc.)
Step 2: Measure the neck of the dog using the old belt. Make sure to give at least 5 centimeters allowance in the total length of the collar.
Step 3: Cut the old belt based on the measurement of the dog’s neck.
Step 4: Cut a pointed curve on the end of the old belt.
Step 5: Paint the buckle and other metal parts of the old belt. This will give the old belt a new look since the metal part is usually tarnished.
Step 6: Let the paint dry for an hour.
Step 7: Punch three holes on the free end of the belt. Take note of the proper spacing of the holes.
Step 8: Hot glue the cute decorative materials that you have in the middle part of the old belt.
Step 9: Try the new dog collar on your lovable pooch.
Step 10: Finally done! You now have a cute dog collar made from an old belt!
You use all types of belts in this project, it can be a leather, plastic, etc. You can also place a cute name tag on this collar or small bells on it. You now gave a new life to the old belt that you have. Your fur baby would definitely love this! So what are you waiting for? Make one now! Enjoy!