Braid Your Own DIY Sparkling Corset Belt

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Are you going to a party? After searching every nick and corner of your wardrobe, do you find nothing except that plain top? Wait….wait…Don’t drop your plan to attend the party! I have a very good idea to make your plain top stylish and classy. Bright colours and sparkling jewels are so much in fashion, this summer.  You can complement your outfit with a chic braided and wide corset belt, which is not only easy to make, but will also make you look elegant.




What you’ll need?

Well, you will require the following materials to make this belt.


  • Leather dyed in any colour of your choice. Here, I am taking a turquoise coloured leather piece.
  • Leather punches No. 1 and No. 3
  • Eyelets of old-gold colour
  • Rivets of old-gold colour
  • Setting tool for rivets and eyelets
  • Suede Cord – 3.5 metres long
  • Elastic and fabric
  • Piece of wood
  • Scissors
  • Hammer
  • Template

Step-by-Step Procedure

Step 1- Firstly, make an exact template of the belt.


Step 2- Now, wrap the hammer’s end with the fabric and tie it with elastic. Place the leather on the wood upside down. Place the template on top of it. Drill with the No. 1 punch drill, where the rivets are to be placed. On the place for the eyelets, drill with No. 3 punch.


Step 3- Now, place the rivets in the shape of the heart by using a hammer or pressing tool. Put eyelets on either side.


Step 4- Pass a piece of suede cord on the side, where the holes are closed. Then, tie a knot in order to fasten and decorate. Now, pass the suede cord on the other side as well. It will join both the parts of the belt, which will help you to tie the belt at the waist.



Note – The leather in another colour is used in order to illustrate the method, step-by-step.