My very favorite thrift store belt broke. I was sad. I love the warm worn leather…the metal details…the rustic quality…the story it may tell. I thought of ways to fix it and then it hit me…use it in a different way.
I’ve had these little mirrors from Hobby Lobby that were $2 each. I thought the elegant detail of the mirrors was a great contrast to the rustic belt. I used Gorilla Glue epoxy to attach them securely to belt. I add a piece on the bottom as well to finish off the look. I let it dry for a few hours just to make sure. Using my hand weights…I knew they were good for something;)
To make the hanger I simply looped some ribbon through the belt where the buckle would go. Again another contrast to the worn leather for a unique look.
What do you think? It is now one of my favorite pieces in my home and a reminder to think outside the box!
Here is a sneak peak of another idea that spurred from my broken belt…Stay tuned for an exciting announcement!