Belts are good for a few things, most of which are stupid. A belt could be good for holding up your pants but mostly it is a demoralizing indicator of how badly you have been eating by forcing you to move to a different hole in the belt when you get more bulbous. Another more nefarious and stupid belt use is for whipping children. My generation doesn’t do this anymore that I know of but growing up most kids I knew got whipped with an apparatus of some sort and it was usually a belt. So I think it is time to put belts to good and not stupid uses. Here is one way you can participate in this movement to liberate us all from stupid belt use: A beautiful handle or pull ( I’m going to name it the “not stupid belt pull”). Here is one way to do this:
Me being me, I forgot to take a picture of the stupid belt that became too small for my husband before I chopped it up. So here is a picture of the stupid belt parts.
I cut the belt into pieces and then found some door edge filler plates and matching 1 1/4″ brass screws to attach to the door. Use a shorter screw if screwing to a thinner door. My door was 1 1/4″ thick. I lined every thing up and screwed through the leather and into the door. Easy Peasy.
This “Not-Stupid Belt Pull” is dedicated to my Mom, because she usually didn’t use a belt but a switch instead. Love you, Mom.