With paper and a little Dimensional Magic, you can have fun and fashionable DIY belt buckles to wear with your favorite pair of jeans.
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
This is a super easy tutorial with only a few steps.
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.
Tape the template on your paper and cut it out (with scissors or a craft knife).
Mod Podge the paper into the belt buckle blank and let it dry for about 15 – 20 minutes.
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.
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