Leopard Belts, Chains, Accessories DIY






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. . . wrap it around your wrist or boots!










* Notes
* I used a vintage plastic buckle that I’ve had for years, just lying around. I think it originally came attached to a fabric belt that matched a vintage dress.
* You can purchase belt buckles like this at your local fabric store …and actually loving the last two in the top row {follow link}. I may have to go grab that octagon one. It would have looked awesome with this leopard fabric {which I found as a remnant a while ago at JoAnn’smy local fabric shop}
* You can also use a man’s tie for the second belt.
* These are both really simple DIYs. Less than 30mins each.
* Apologies for some dark/grainy shots. This is what happens when I wait until the end of Sunday to begin my DIY …instead of in the daylight.

Have Fun!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • K.Line

    November 2, 2009 |

    OMG. Now that I have a sewing machine (just made my first item – a skirt!!!) I am going to start doing your DIYs…

  • Mindy B

    November 2, 2009 |

    Love love love

  • ...Seyma...

    November 2, 2009 |

    wow they look soooo creative!!!!

  • Jacqueline

    November 2, 2009 |

    wow, I love this! Gorgeous.


  • anhesty

    November 2, 2009 |

    great job! just enough of leopard print to spice up an outfit.

  • Down and Out Chic

    November 2, 2009 |

    ooooh, that’s what i need. a leapord print belt1 it’s the perfect accessory (i’m shy about animal print, but i’ve been wanting to try it).

  • alicevr

    November 2, 2009 |

    love the colliar/belt!

  • Deborah

    November 2, 2009 |

    I’ve been skootching towards doing one of your DIY and this might be where I start. Both of these are brilliant!

  • Diane

    November 2, 2009 |

    love your DIYs!

  • Meghan

    November 2, 2009 |

    Leapord print will never go out of style in my world. Love the chain.

  • The Beading Gem

    November 2, 2009 |

    You’ve done it again! 11 out of 10. That fabric strip in the chain is my favorite. Will link on my blog.

  • Wanderlusting

    November 2, 2009 |

    That first belt is GORGEOUS and looks simple enough for even a moron like me to do!!

    Thanks M!

    x0x0 Lusty

    PS – having the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER on my blog. THREE PRIZES IN TOTAL!!! Don’t miss out 😛

    PPS word verification is soupslut….

  • Hanako66

    November 2, 2009 |

    these are so easy…and so cool!!!

  • Cafe Fashionista

    November 3, 2009 |

    You are basically a DIY genius. Just thought you should know. I need a little leopard in my life! 🙂

  • Francesca

    November 3, 2009 |

    i really love the necklace idea! something i can definitely try it out without it possibly ending in a complete disaster.


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- two girls living in nyc and chicago blogging all things fashion!

  • thegoodwillgirl

    November 3, 2009 |

    Fab DIY! Your ingenuity is very inspiring.

  • Closet Cravings

    November 3, 2009 |

    Incredible DIY. I have a craving for a new Maegan Hair-To. Love watching those videos. =)

  • Kara

    November 3, 2009 |

    I LOVE your DIYs. They’re always so chic, yet creative and simple! Your blog rocks my socks. I love your no-bullshit style. Yay!

  • Nkirdizzle

    November 3, 2009 |

    i love Maegan!!! love the clothes, shoes, hair, and especially the DIYs!! I have a belt buckle lying around loosely and thanks to u i can finally utilise it 🙂

  • Lorena

    November 4, 2009 |

    YAY For your DIYs !!!!!! they are sooo clever.

  • Olive Rosehips

    June 24, 2010 |

    Meagan, girl, you just rock!! Before I found you – I was the most creative person I knew. Now you are and I am fine with that.


  • FollyHoney

    July 20, 2011 |

    I absolutely love this tutorial! I was just wondering what kind of size would you describe that chain as? Or where did you purchase it from? Thanks x

  • Antoinette Murph

    December 23, 2013 |

    I do not know if it’s just me or if everyone else encountering problems
    with your site. It appears as though some of the text on your posts are running off the screen.
    Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me
    know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my web
    browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Thank you

  • Maegan Tintari

    December 23, 2013 |

    Hi Antoinette~

    When I moved to WordPress, many of my older posts didn’t format correctly so we’ve been slowly {but surely} updating older posts to get them to work and read correctly. I’m seeing it okay in Safari and Firefox though, so it could be a browser thing if you’re using Explorer? We’re working on it though. Thank you 🙂

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