Belt made from empty cigarette packages


  • Empty cigarette packages
  • Two buttons
  • Wire
  • Piece of chain

Collect silver paper from the inside of the cigarette packages.

Fold the paper in half, then fold each half inwards and fold in half again. The paper is now a quarter its original width.

Now fold in half lengthwise. Fold each half inwards and fold in half again.

Each link is joined to the next one as shown in the drawing: the ends of one link are inserted into the space between the folds of the other.

The final links which form the buckle are made double and joined as shown in the drawing.

The fastener is made by sewing a button to each end of the belt with wire. The chain is fixed to one of the sides with the wire which fastens one of the buttons. On the other side. the wire should form a hook which goes into one of the links of the chain; the length of the belt can then be adjusted to the waist of the person wearing it.

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