Buckles from Old Bags, Belts and Shoes

Buckles from Old Bags, Belts and Shoes

I always cut buttons from shirts etc. before I throw them away. But this time I try to recycle something else. This stuff is so expensive when you buy it for a project at the craft store.

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All these buckles are from one single handbag! It was made from faux leather, so it lost its attractiveness after a while, but its buckles will survive in future projects.

DSCI0238The upper one is from a belt and the lower ones from my winter boots. They were used sidewards, maybe that’s why the writing is in the “wrong” direction. Need to find a creative way to reuse them …

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Belly Top

Belly Top

This has only a few crochet in it. I saw this upcycling idea somewhere on the Internet.

You cut the lower part of a shirt into ribbons, then you knot. It gets more and more narrow the more rows of knots you make. But jersey is stretchy, so I don’t have problems to put it on.

I didn’t like the round neck. I cut a hole and crocheted a small stripe in Tunisian crochet which I crocheted together after pulling it through the hole.

I think I’ll wear it in belly dance class if summer ever comes this year. Well, at least I’m ready …DSCI0232