DIY Studded Ankle Wrap:
Besides my love for Vans sneakers, I’ve become quite the accessory fiend these days . However, not just any accessory will catch my eye - It’s got to have character and a sense of uniqueness to become an obsession of mine. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but ankle wraps and cuffs have been on the brain lately, so I decided to create one for myself that isn’t too bold, yet not safe either.This was a really simple DIY project to create, however I must warn you - working with a hot glue gun can get pretty brutal.
Here’s what you need: 2 skinny belts (I got mine from Forever 21), 50 cone studs, and a hot glue gun - OR you can of course use crazy glue as well.
- First straighten out your belt, and mark the area you plan on placing your studs. Be conscious of the fact you’ll be wrapping the belt around your ankle a few times, so you may not want to place studs throughout the entire belt length.
- Now that you’ve got your starter mark, start to press in the needles exposed on the studs so that you’re left with a flat surface to glue. I used the floor to press the stud needles in, but you can use a pencil too.
- Once your stud’s needles are pressed in, carefully get your hot glue gun and dab a little glue onto the back-side of the stud, then place it on the belt. You want to create a neat row of studs. Also remember, that if you’re worried about burning your fingers with the glue gun, use crazy glue instead.
- Create two rows of studs, separated by at least 8 inches of belt, and give about 3 hours to let glue set completely. Once all is well with your ankle wraps, rock them with your Sk8-Hi Slim, and watch yourself become a major trendsetter. -brittany