We love belts for their form and function. Not only can they hold up your pants, they can also define a waist or add a splash of color to any outfit. We’ve recently discovered how to repurpose belts previously worn low around the hips as waist-defining accessories. All one needs is a simple tool – a leather hole puncher – easily found at craft or fabric stores (Thank you, T., for this one!).
- Determine where the new hole(s) should go by wrapping belt around the smallest part of your waist (remember to wear the outfit you plan to pair it with)
- Select the hole punch diameter by comparing it to existing holes in the belt
- Test the hole size on a practice piece of card-stock (paper tends to be too thin)
- Position the tool and use (extreme) force to punch the new hole
- Try out your new belt!