06/19/2012 01:58 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2012

Reusing Old Belts: Tips For Fun Homemade Projects

From Networx's Sayward Rebhal:

I don’t know about you, but I seem to be so much more sentimental about my belts (and shoes) than I am about other items of clothing. Perhaps it’s because they get worn much more frequently, and thus accumulate a lot more associated memories. Whatever the reason, I’m almost always able to remain reasonable when it’s time to part ways with a tee shirt or dress. Less so with a good pair of jeans, but I get there. An old favorite belt though? I just have a hard time letting go, even when it’s well past wearable.

Which is exactly why I went hunting for inspiration: ideas of how I could keep my old belts, and use them too. And I found some pretty spectacular ones! Thank you, Internet, for aiding and abetting my inner nostalgic hoarder. I love you.

Have you done something cool with an old belt you couldn’t bear to give up? Let us know in the comments!

Sayward Rebhal writes about remodeling in Portland, decor and green living.

List and captions courtesy of Networx

How To Reuse Belts