EDIT: I actually wrote this as a guest post for a blogger a few months ago, but she never used it...so I'm sharing it now with you all. I hope you enjoy it and just pretend that it's February, and that F21 does not have these belts for $3.60. K?
Want to incorporate the huge neon trend, but in small doses? And how about making it cheap too? Check out my DIY Neon Skinny Belt!
When it comes to trendy pieces, I tend to go the cheap route, or make them myself. And I could not justify spending $30+ on a neon belt...so I decided to make some myself. It was a great way to recycle and it cost me only 25 cents for the paint for one belt (and $1.25 for the other one.)
T O O L S
- belt (on hand, thrift store, Kmart/Wal-mart)
- small bottle of acrylic neon paint ($1...mine was 25 cents)
- brush (foam or bristle)
- paper plate (something to put the pain on)
- cardboard/newspaper (paintable surface)
- primer (optional)
- hanger (optional)
M E T H O D
- I bought one belt on clearance, and the other I had--both were brown. You might want to use a primer if you're working with a black belt.
- Place the belt on a paintable surface and paint using light, even coats. I tried this with spray paint, but found the paint cracked off the belt.
- Let the belt dry (you can hang from a hanger if desired). I left the belt alone for an hour.
- Keep applying coats until the belt is evenly covered (I used 3 coats). That's it!
belts are skinnier and brighter (and more awesome) than they appear
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