When I started thinking about my DIY Gold Snake Shoes and went to the local toy store to find the perfect snakes, I also bought a longer/larger snake with the idea of making a belt out of it. And then it seemed like an infinite amount of time passed as I tried to think of the perfect way to create a buckle for it. Finally the other day I thought, well I’ll just use it as a fun home decor piece so I photographed the “materials” for my before shot and opened up my rubber snake. Because I’m stubborn, I still decided to give it a try as a belt and around my waist it went and to my surprise, all I had to do was wrap the tail around the body beyond the head and the rubber simply stuck to itself. It didn’t need a buckle to be worn as a belt at all!
I was particularly excited by the fact that not only is this project supremely easy, it turned out to be a pretty chic belt and without a buckle in the way, I can still use it as a fun decor piece when I’m not wearing it.
What You’ll Need…
* Gold spray paint
* Wiggly Rubber snake, the longer the better. I used the Five Foot Super Snake which came with another little guy I thought I’d make a bracelet out of 🙂
Only One Step… well, two
* Spray paint back of snake and let dray… then do the same to the front. That’s it!
OPTIONAL: Use tiny crystal gemstones for the eyes, tongue or to add some sparkle along the body.
The trick is all in the wrapping… begin with the snake head facing down, whichever way that falls naturally, then leave about 2 or 3 inches and begin tightly wrapping the tail end around the larger body and let the remainder hang long. You can also create a knot of sorts, like you would with a belt that is too long.
My waist is about 27″ so this will fit a wide range of waists, though if you’re much smaller than me, you can probably look for a shorter snake. The rubber consistency is what you’re looking for and a larger top half than bottom.
I’ll do a full outfit post tomorrow…
Use it as a home decor accent when you’re not wearing it!