Hey everybody. I’m back!
So, if part of your spring cleaning
includes purging and organizing in your closet, then you may just come
across some belts that you no longer use.
Don’t throw them out…
Turn them into napkin rings!
Here is how…
Grab that old belt that you no longer
want and cut it into 5” strips (approximately.)
You can see in the picture below how I
dog-eared the ends on the left side v. the straight edge on the right
side. Your choice.
Drill holes on both ends.
Tip: If you run the leather all the
way to the end of the drill bit shaft (where it is smooth) it will
help smooth out the hole to minimize loose pieces of leather
Then use your choice of tie to finish
Here, I used jute and tied a piece
through each hole.
Here, I used raffia and just ran one
long piece through the holes.
I did it a few different ways.
The raffia is my favorite.
A jute knot.
A button embellishment.
It would look better with a larger
button, but I’m not a seamstress and I don’t have extra buttons on
It took me forever just to come up
with this little one!
Or, if you don’t like the tied-off
look, simply twist that to the back and have the smooth side
And add a monogram if you are so
If you have a lot of belts, just use
the end with the buckle and half of your work is already done for
They don’t have to be matching belts.
Mismatched belts would be a better look anyway.
Different leathers, colors and
Easter is coming up and this would be
a great touch to your dinner table – but leather is so versatile that
it can be used year-round for all occasions.
One belt will most likely give you
enough for a full table (steal one from the hubby!)
If you would like other ideas for
napkins you can check out some of these links for some
Snowflake/Flower Napkin Fold Tutorial
Favorite Napkin Fold Tutorials
Easter Tablescape With Two Different Napkins
Woods Wrapped Presentation
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I love this, the napkin ring with the buckle is my favorite!
This is funny…I have posts coming out using old belts too. They are somewhat different than yours…but some of the uses are the same. I love how all us bloggers find creative ways to use old things! Very creative! ~Tammy
Cute Debbie, I like the one with the button best. Great ideas:)
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
Great idea, Debbie! Love all the ways you’ve tied them off, but I think the monogram is my favorite. Now I have to see if my husband has any belts he’s not using! : )
I will lunge across the table at the first guest that says to me, ‘you made ALL 12 of these napkins rings from just ONE of your belts Bliss, wow your waist doesn’t look quite THAT thick’!
What a fabulous idea! I love the look of the leather napkin ring!
Janel from NellieBellie
What a fantastic idea…and great reuse project!! Pinning!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers
I absolutely love this idea!!!! Thanks Debbie.
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
ooh, I love this idea, so clever!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the napkin rings. My mom hoards napkin rings… Off to Goodwill for her next gift!
This is a fabulous idea, the monnogramed one is my favorite but I like how you tied the other rings off. Very creative.
Love that monogram one! What a great way to reuse something you’d just throw away other wise.
The Polka Dot Closet
Thanks Debbie, I love the one with the button!
So clever and creative! I love this idea.
You clever thing! I’m totally going to show this to my students. We’re doing an upcycling project right now and it would be perfect!
[email protected] The Better Half
Wow, what a great idea Debbie!!! Thanks for sharing!
Great idea Shari!! I love this – I would have never thought of it. I will have to jump on over to your blog and check out your stuff 🙂
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage
Love the one with raffia. So cute. Lots of great ideas you shared.
Callie @ Callie's Crafts
Debbie, you always amaze me with your creativity. I’m co-hosting my first linky party tonight I would like for you to link up.
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
These are so cute and versatile! I’m gonna have to start cutting up Matt’s belts!
I love this! I’m definitely going to copy cat this one.
What an awesome idea! I would have never thought…I love the one with the button!
Wow, creative and lovely way to use each inch. Tied with jude is so natural. Everyway you tied it are pretty.
Yvonne @ StoneGable
Oh my gosh, Debbie! This is such a clever idea. A belt makes a very unique napkin ring!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap
I love this ideas!! you can find cheap belts at garage sales and thrift shops too!!
Hi Debbie … thanks for the ideas. Mr. Z. just discarded one of his belts, so will give this a try. My daughter loves napkin rings, so will make some for her. Would like to find a hand-tooled leather one. I like the one with the buckle.
Shari..those napkin rings are the greatest!!….love the ones with the buckle!!…..now I will be on the hunt at the thrift stores for belts!!