Belt Key Chain

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Loyal readers of the German magazine "Handmade Kultur" may already know this tutorial but I also wanted to show you my belt key chain here. Dear upcycling-fans, hit your closets and let the belt-casting begin!
Materials: A bolt with a nut (2cm in length) and a leather belt.
1. Cut a 16 cm long strip of your leather belt.
2. Punch a hole at both ends in your leather strip.
3. Plug the screw through a hole and put your keys over the screw. Plug the screw through the second hole and fasten the nut.
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Ronja Lotte
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  • Cav2248860 Cav2248860 on Jan 29, 2016
    Belt made to hold keys. What glue did you use to keep the nut on the screw?

    • Ronja Lotte Ronja Lotte on Feb 02, 2016
      Dear @Cavaught1 I didn´t use any glue! Take care, Ronja Lotte

    • Carey Carey on Feb 07, 2017
      If you want something to secure the nut to the bold a little better, you can use some lock tight and it wouldn't be to strong that you can't add or remove keys. This is a great idea, and I doubt that you need the lock tight.


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  • Trudy Trudy on Jan 15, 2017
    Love this idea, I am going to use cap nuts instead of a plain nut to ensure it isn't rough and scratchy.

  • Trudy Trudy on Jan 15, 2017
    And..., you can use a drill for the hole in the leather if you don't have a leather punch.