In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d share one of my favorite projects with you guys. I upcycled some old bike tires by turning them into belts. Unfortunately, I did this a while ago, so I can’t remember where I got the original info from. I do know that I researched quite a bit and pulled from multiple sources.
Anyway, it’s not all that hard…and the belts are actually pretty cool. It’s kind of a neat way for an ADHDer (or anyone, really) to celebrate Earth Day.
So, here goes…in eight easy steps.
Step 1: Locate an old tire and wash it with soap and water.
Step 2: Use another belt as a guide to determine your belt length.
Step 3: Cut tire to desired length and then trim it to your desired width.
Step 4: Punch a hole in the belt and then thread the buckle through.
Step 5: Punch 2 holes in the belt and insert a rivet into each.
Step 6: Set the rivets (one at a time) to secure the buckle to the belt.
Step 7: Lay the “guide” belt on the tire belt. Use a hammer and nail to mark your sizing holes.
Step 8: Punch holes in the belt to accommodate a variety of sizes.
Final Product: Your belt(s) is(are) ready to wear!
Seriously, guys, I was pretty excited about how these turned out…and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments when wearing them. Happy Earth Day, guys!