Earth Friendly and Stylish!
Inspired by candy/starburst wrapper bracelets, but transformed into one of my favorite accessories!
how to make the chain:
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Using the link to the starburst wrapper bracelet, create a chain using newspaper. I made rectangles 5 x 8 inches so that when the where folded they where about 1 inch wide and about 2 inches long (give or take). To keep the paper from opening up, I sealed it as I folded it with Modge Podge. I also modge podged the strips together. This prevents the belt from falling apart!
Next cut a piece of news paper in half and begin folding it and modge-podging it together until it is about 1/2 inch wide. Do this with the second half of paper so that you have to strips. Place the strips about 1 inch inside the edge of the belt and about 1/2 inch apart from each other. Stitch the strips onto the belt using a box stitch.
*it takes alot of muscle to get through all the layers of news paper, so be prepared to really push!
Now, get your two buttons and stitch them to the end of the two strips. Then on the opposite end of the belt with no strips, mark two dots about an inch in and 1/2 inch to and inch apart from each other. Poke a small hole where each dot is and thread about 2 to 3 inches of embroidery floss through each hole. Knot both ends of the floss so it stays in place.
*when you where the belt, loop the embroidery thread around the button until it is tight and secure.
Feel free to add two extra buttons to the opposite side of the two strips so there are four buttons on the belt!