Belt it Out! Upcycled Belt and Button Wreath

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Wreathapalooza  Number Five Belt Wreath

Don’t hate me for cutting up some pretty belts!  I found a little collection of unusual belts that I had stashed away to decorate picture frames.  Decorating a wreath frame sounded more fun….especially since I have to come up with MORE Wreathapalooza ideas.  I was secretly glad that there weren’t enough belt pieces because I was itching to think of a way to use up gold buttons.

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I made some cute little jar doll containers for my buttons and ended up collecting too many gold buttons to fit in the jar.  Now was my chance to empty the bowl…YAY!  There were 4 belts: black and gold stripe, black patent leather with rhinestones, gold metallic stretchy coins and a 22 inch leather belt that I got at a garage sale years ago from an elderly lady who had the belt made for her when she was a teenager.  Her name was Willamena and the belt proclaimed ” Willy”.

I cut 5 inch strips from the Dollar Tree Diamond Wrap and hot glued them in place, then hot glued buttons to the Diamond Wrap.  The belt pieces were placed randomly. I am not a matchy-matchy person.

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Belt Wreath Number Five in Wreathapalooza

I made the black and gold striped buckle piece the focal and the place where I inserted a pretty gold chain with another chain link as the hanger.

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Wreathapalooza Number Four
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WREATHAPALOOZA NUMBER THREE
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WREATHAPALOOZA NUMBER TWO
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WREATHAPALOOZA NUMBER ONE

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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      1. It is mine to!! lol I specifically went to Hobby Lobby to start getting projects for Christmas because they have a HUGE selection atm for people like me who like to start early with the ideas. LOL I get there and the Harvest merchandise just calls me.. so I start filling my basket…. Only to tell myself.. You didnt come here for fall its not on the list lol.. SO i was good and put it all back in its home and bought Christmas like I was supposed to. It was HARD to do let me tell you =)

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      2. We must be from the same gene pool. Since the goal for me is to sell stuff I have tried to reign in expenses also at Michaels and JoAnns. Sometimes it is hard to tell myself NO because I face the facts of what I would have to sell things for or the time it would take and it would be hard to get my money + time back. UGH Reality. LOL

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