Dimensional Magic belt buckles

033011_MP_01I can’t stop with the Dimensional Magic – you know I made rings and then also a damask frame (among others). I love this stuff! So the other day I made some belt buckles with Dimensional Magic, and they turned out so great that I had to share. Let me tell you, it was totally touch-and-go there for a moment, using Dimensional Magic on such a large area. But it worked out. Here’s how.

Gather These Supplies

  • Belt buckles – I got mine from Etsy (search for “belt buckle blank”)
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Scraps of scrapbook paper
  • Embellishments – stickers, brads, rhinestones, glitter . . . whatever you have in your stash. The cool flowers are Maya Road Resin Blossoms in Red
  • Vellum
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape

This is a super easy tutorial with only a few steps.

IMG_3969First, use a piece of vellum (or another scrap of paper) as a template – trace the inside of the belt buckle with your pencil. I did a rubbing of the edge and it worked well.

IMG_3985Tape the template on your paper and cut it out (with scissors or a craft knife).

IMG_3986Mod Podge the paper into the belt buckle blank and let it dry for about 15 – 20 minutes.

IMG_3989Add embellishments (you can’t see them under my hand in this photo, ha!) and then add Dimensional Magic. Here’s the whole trick to doing the belt buckles. THREE layers. I did one layer and allowed to dry in a warm place (to prevent cracking). I did a second layer and allowed to dry again. THEN I did a third layer and added the scrapbooking brad embellishments so that they would be “dimensional” on the top of the Dimensional Magic.

Dimensional Magic belt bucklesWhat do you think? Are you ready to sport a DM belt buckle? I so dare you. One more thing – I had everything on hand except for the belt buckles, so this project was budget friendly.


  1. Seattle Mama says

    Yes! I saw some belt buckle blanks a couple of weeks ago and I have been working on a plan ever since. I actually bought some Dimensional Magic last week for this very reason. So excited to see this!

  2. Hippie Missy says

    I want to try the Dimensional Magic Mod Podge so very badly, but no one sells it where I live. Those belt buckle are very cute.

  3. Vivienne @ the V Spot says

    So. Stinkin.’ Cool.

    I Mod Podged a chair the other week and linked to you so people can see real Mod Podge genius.

  4. Hoot-n-Andy LLC says

    You have no idea how happy this tutorial makes me :) I WILL do this….probably several times!

  5. Vixie says

    I bought some of Dimensional Magic after your last post about it, but not tried it yet! I’ll try it out this weekend, it’s such fab stuff!

  6. says

    It’s so hard for me to find crafts to do with my tween nieces- this is PERFECT! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  7. Its A Blog Party says

    This is a great idea, I think we could do this with the kids and make matching buckles for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

    Stopping by from Show-Me-How linky party

  8. Mel the Crafty Scientist says

    This is SOOO fun and creative! I love it and totally want to make some… : )

  9. Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made says

    OH these are so cool! I have not heard of the Dimensional Magic — need to investigate this further! Thanks for posting such a great tutorial!

  10. Lolly Jane says

    No way! Those are SO cool! Love the creativity :) We would ♥ for you to show this off at our linky party!

    Lolly Jane