A few years ago there was a big hype with the lanyards. Wherever you went, you got one as a present. By the way, I got a large collection of these lanyards, although I didn’t really need one. Recently, therefore, I removed the caps of all my lanyards to keep them for my fashion DIY projects. For example to tinker this rope waist belt.
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- Rope (about 3.50 meters, from the hardware store)
- Some thin felt or (even better:) leather (thanks to my readers Luisa and Ramona for the hint)
- Carabiner hooks (from old lanyards)
- Hot glue gun
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Make a double knot at one end of the rope.
DIY Step 2
Swing the rope around the waist and find the fitting position for the carabiner hook. Now pull the rope twice with a small loop first through the closure and then through the loop.
DIY Step 3
Repeat these first two steps two more times. But now I’ve swapped the sides: First, a closure left, then at the next round put a closure on the right side and finally on the left side again.
DIY Step 4
From the leather (in my case, unfortunately, from the felt) cut six small strips.
DIY Step 5
Put some hot glue on the strip.
DIY Step 6
Wrap the strips just below the knot around the rope. DONE!
TIP: Now you can sew together the various ropes or twist them wildly together. I have left my rope belt straight, just to find out, how it fits best.