I am all about embellished everything and today’s post shows you an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to embellish your own C4 Belt! C4 stands for Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. You can chose from a variety of colors (and I mean every color of the rainbow) and one of 4 charities where C4 Belts will give back 10% of your online purchase. The belts and buckles are interchangeable so you can change up the look depending on your outfit. These belts can be adjusted for the perfect custom fit. They are also waterproof, easily cleaned, have a lifetime guarantee, and are animal + environmentally friendly. What’s not to love right?
I decide to go with a skinny purple belt and purple buckle because it is my favorite color. If you are looking for more of a classic thickness, they have that too! To get started, gather your materials. You will need:
Skill level: Easy
Time: 30 Minutes
1) 1 C4 belt ( A TON of colors and 2 sizes to choose from!) $30
2) Glue (I recommend E6000- it is permanent and flexible once dry) $5
3) Jewels- You can choose between an assortment of sizes, shapes and colors. I bought mine from Michael’s Craft Store. $8 per box.
Step 1: Size your C4 belt. To do so, take it out of the packaging, detach the buckle and measure according to your waist. It is better to cut little by little than to make the belt to short with one cut. The material cuts very easy with a good pair of scissors. Next- reattach the belt to the buckle.
Step 2: Before you start glueing anything- decide how you want to decorate your belt. I like to lay out all the jewels in front of me and play around with the different jewels and pattern options.
This is optional, but I decided to find the middle of the belt and draw a small star so I remember where it is and where to start my pattern. Do this by putting the belt on, tighten the buckle to fit your waist, and measuring exactly where the middle is with your finger.
Step 3: Begin gluing your jewels. Optional- if the jewels are difficult to apply with your fingers, you can try using tweezers (see photo below.)
There are two different options for applying the glue.
Option A) You can apply the glue directly to the jewel. ( I only recommend this for large jewels as it can be a bit of a pain trying to apply it to small jewels.)
Option B) You can apply glue directly on the belt where you will be placing your jewels. The glue will dry clear, however, there will likely be visible excess glue once the belt dries.
Step 4) Continue applying as many jewels as you like. Once done, allow the belt to dry FLAT and completely for a few (2-3) hours before wearing and/or bending.
Here is my completed belt with the buckle in the back. I decided to have the jewels go half way around the belt. Let me know what you think in the comments below and thank you for reading!