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  1. Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project at · Reply

    I love this!! You seriously amaze me with your ability to take everyday items & turn them into fantastic project pieces. If everyone’s brain worked like yours did then there’d be a serious number of high end decor stores out of business!

  2. Nicki Traikos
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    What a fabulous DIY Alex!!! I love it and suspect that as it weathers, it will look even more fab.

  3. Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca
    Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca at · Reply

    I love this project and those screw things are new to me too, and look very handy.

  4. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet at · Reply

    Love that you thought outside the box to repurpose a leather belt in this way. Now I can’t imagine it as anything BUT a lantern holder. Homerun!

  5. Tara
    Tara at · Reply

    Fantastic Alex! I didn’t know that those were called Chicago screws! Are they also called rivets? Or am I thinking of something else??

    Either or, you’ve inspired me to look for leather belts to add to decor. Great DIY!

  6. Alex C. (@HydrangeaGirI)
    Alex C. (@HydrangeaGirI) at · Reply

    This. Is awesome, Alex! I only wish I had a garden or balcony to hang these babes off of.

    Top drawer DIY.

    xx A

  7. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
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    BAH! you win an award for the greatest use of an EMINEM quote EVER.
    I’ll just be over here… Circling the parking lot… Screaming —–

  8. kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS
    kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS at · Reply

    This is awesome!

  9. Kristen S
    Kristen S at · Reply

    Had no idea about the binding screw’s secret name. Did Chicagoan’s just really want their own screw? Or maybe they liked screwing so much (womp womp, bad joke)

  10. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    Jennifer @ Brave New Home at · Reply

    Looks great and perfect to beacon summer!

  11. Andrea@personallyandrea
    Andrea@personallyandrea at · Reply

    Oh hey I’m wearing one of those belts right now…what was I thinking? They look way better on your project! Awesome!

  12. ChiWei
    ChiWei at · Reply

    Great lantern Alex! Now I need to go through and find something to do with leather. I don’t see it around the blogosphere enough and your project is uber creative 🙂

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  14. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    Dani @ lifeovereasy at · Reply

    Wait, how did I miss this? It’s genius. I have already learned so much here, and it’s only just after noon. I can take the rest of the day off. Chicago screws? Who knew. E6000? Lots of my life’s problems are now solved. Seriously I can make myself a nice drink and go nap for the rest of the day.

  15. Sharon Hayes
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    I just checked and they have the binding screws at Amazon. !00 count in various sizes and at a good prices. This is a great project and I have some old canning jars that used to come in the green glass. They would look great as a hanging lantern.

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  17. brepurposed
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    Hi! I was featured along with you on Apartment Therapy and just had to stop by and say how much I love this! Just finding your blog for the first time and can’t wait to snoop around 🙂

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  20. cheryl
    cheryl at · Reply

    Neat idea, you could also check thrift stores for belts and candles, what is the white stuff that holds the candle? White sand?

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