Glad I have you: Leather Puncher

Hello lovely smiles,

Leather puncher in its packaging

Leather puncher in its packaging

About a month ago, as some of you might remember, I bought an AUD$1 belt at a sale about a month ago and they were way too big for me. I talked about getting a leather puncher so I can customise the belt to my size. Well, I’m telling you today I’m glad I decided to buy this little gadget! Now, I can surf the sales all I want and since my size is normally the one that is gone first (XS/S) and therefore found it hard to buy belts on crazy sales in the past. Now, I can buy larger belt sizes and will still be able to wear them!

If you are petite in build like me, then I definitely recommend this investment. I suggest buying the revolving one with multiple sized “punchers” (for lack of a better word – I don’t know what you’d call them) since different belts will require different sizes. Especially those fastened with a push button.

I researched DIY alternatives and they are very tedious, uncertain and the results are not satisfying at all! (messy, rough, etc) Trust me, $10 will be paid back in a flash! (e.g. I recently bought a supposedly $14 belt for $1 which was too big and I had to punch a few extra holes with my leather puncher at home. Now, I think by having the leather puncher, I saved $13 — BAM! Leather puncher paid back.)

Revolving leather puncher - multi-sized puncher

Revolving leather puncher – multi-sized puncher

A great tip if you are in AustraliaDO NOT buy this from Spotlight. I tried finding something like this there and it costs AUD$25+. I luckily went to Bunnings (a home-improvement/hardware store) shortly after and found this one that I bought for a little less than AUD$10.

Leather puncher packaging

Leather puncher packaging

I also searched online and found nothing worthy of buying less than $8. And that didn’t include shipping either. The wait times for delivery and such were around 1 month. Totally would have costed me more than $10.

hole comparisons

Holes originally on the belt vs holes I made using the Leather Puncher

UPDATED: here is the hole comparisons – original holes vs punched holes. In my opinion the holes are really neat and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference unless you stare at them really well. With my black belt, I had to make the hole bigger since I didn’t want to even attempt to make the slits.

If you would like to use this, then make sure you start from a hole that is a little smaller in size than what you think it might be. If you made a mistake in judging, you can always go bigger, but not smaller.

So that is all smileys, I hope you found this useful!

Lots of Smiles,

Sita

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How are you today?

This is my first post on this blog and I suppose I should let you know why I created this blog. I want to basically share some of the things that makes me happy which usually involves DIYs, hauls (a.k.a. bargains), cute things, visits to places, etc. Why you ask? Well, I made it a resolution this year that I will be happy.

This year happens to be my first year in the big bad world. I recently graduated from university (I’m a bachelor! Yay!) at the end of last year and well, there are more things that upsets me that I would like. But I believe that happiness is a way of thinking – a point of view. So I figured this blog would be my way of reminding myself to think happy thoughts. Also by blogging, there’s the added bonus of documenting parts of my life and to give me motivation to actually FINISH my DIYs (yes, I am one of those people who a lot of the time don’t finish my DIY projects).

I suppose I should now let you know a little bit about me. I am a tiny 20 year old Asian girl whose two (WAY) younger sisters have surpassed my height (I don’t like to discuss by how much). I am an Indonesian born Chinese and I am now living in Australia. English is definitely not my first language (sorry for the mistakes, I’m still trying to improve!). I used to dance (a lot) and I had to stop (twice) due to injuries. Since then, I picked up a camera instead and fell in love with the world of photography (please visit my photography blog! –> Precious.S2 Photography). I have a “baby” in the form of a DSLR camera and I protect it with my life (seriously, I don’t let 99.9% of the people touch it). I love watching make-up, hair, fashion and DIY videos on youtube but hardly ever put on make-up myself or pay much attention to my hair or fashion. Unfortunately, unlike a lot of bloggers, I am NOT a foodie. I eat to live, not live to eat. However, if I skip a meal I will turn into a monster and eat you. Also, according to the people around me, I have more than a slight obsession with vampires.

Anyway I should stop here and please subscribe for a Sprinkle O’Rainbow!

 

Lots of Smiles,

-Sita