Who knew you can make key holders out of discarded seat belt buckles?

Who knew you can make key holders out of discarded seat belt buckles?My brother is obsessed with cars. He runs a business where he buys unused or badly damaged vehicles and then he tries to salvage whatever he can. He gets giddy with excitement every time his tow truck rolls in. Understandably, he couldn’t wait to see what treasure he’ll find.

You can give these out to family and friends as gifts!
You can give these out to family and friends as gifts!

Some of the things he usually “saves” are the seatbelt buckles. There are hundreds of them in his stockroom. When I asked him what he’s going to do with them, he just gave me a knowing smile. A few days later, he handed out several key holders to family and friends. He made using the seatbelt buckles. I never knew you can make key holders out of those.

If you happen to come across discarded (but working!) seat belt buckles, give this project a try. It’s so useful and practical!

Materials:

  • Seat belt buckles with latches
  • Piece of wood
  • Expanding glue
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Varnish

Tools:

  • Bolt cutter
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Router (or chisel)
  • Clamp
  • Paint brush
  • Angle grinder
  • Drill with drill bit

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You can get step-by-step instructions here…