Friday, December 2, 2011

On The Fourth Day of Christmas...

Beyond the Picket Fence gave us, a star made with no fuss.  I like thrift store belts--if you have been around here for any amount of time you know that.  And I have made stars from belts before:
 This time I decided to do an easier star.
 I  cut five 12" lengths from leather belts.  One of the belts I buckled, and then cut it.
 I laid out the star and hot glued it together wherever the belts touched.
I added a little "garnish" or greenery, tied on with jute and ribbon (if you haven't noticed, I love the contrast of rough jute and silky ribbon together).
 I am going to try some larger ones--just need to make sure the belts lie flat and are somewhat stiff leather.  Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors!


  1. Love this! I'm gonna have to start looking for belts.

  2. What fun stuff!!!

    I love your header!

    sandy toe

  3. Wow! Those are so cute! who would've thought a belt... Well I guess you did! Great job! I'm now a follower

  4. I will be looking at Thrift Store Belts through new eyes now! Wow, what a Clever lovely Rustic Creation! Love it!

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. Love, Love this! Great star! Looks easy to make also!

  6. How neat is that! I think I will make small ones to use as a "bow" on my Christmas gifts!

  7. What a clever girl!!! I too have been trying to collect belts...hard to find the leather ones...I guess you beat me to them! Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Wow. Literally just stumbled onto your blog and saw these AWESOME stars. Let's just say you got added to my bookmark list in a huge hurry! I'm officially collecting belts now!

  9. Oh I love this idea! I never know what to do with old or broken belts!


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