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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.

DIY Belt Buckles Made with Mod Podge

I can’t stop with the Dimensional Magic – you know I made rings and then also a scrapbook frame I used it on (amongst many other projects). 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

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

Using a pencil and tracing paper to create a template of the belt buckle

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.

Cutting paper out to fit the buckle using the template

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

Applying Mod Podge to the inside of the buckle using a paintbrush

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

Adding Dimensional Magic to the inside of the belt buckle

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.

DIY Belt Buckles Made with Mod Podge

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.

If you enjoyed this post, I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas:

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:

Let me know!


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!


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!


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!