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DIY Belt Buckles Made with Mod Podge

With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.

With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.

I 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 DIY 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. DM is perfect for fashion crafts. Here’s how I made these!

DIY Belt Buckles

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.

With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.

First, 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.

With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.

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

With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.

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

With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.

Add 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 DIY 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.

What 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! I’d love to hear what you think about this project in the comments.

Mod Podge Amy

Saturday 3rd of December 2011

Hi Heather! I've not heard of this and I think it requires some more investigation! If you didn't put the DM on blue paper (or ink, which could bleed), then I would suggest writing Plaid so that they can look into it:http://plaidonline.com/contact-plaid.aspx

Let me know!

Heather

Saturday 3rd of December 2011

Is there a way to save your project if the Mod Podge Dimensional turns blue?

Lolly Jane

Sunday 1st of May 2011

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

Lolly Janelollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

Saturday 30th of April 2011

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!

Michelle

Saturday 30th of April 2011

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from TT&J and I hope you have a great weekend! Michellewww.delicateconstruction.blogspot.comp.s. I am having a giveaway this weekend, you should come check it out!

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