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How to Turn 1 Belt into 5 Stylish Accessories

We love us a good accessory hack here at Brit + Co, especially when it involves studs, repurposing, and VELCRO® Brand tape. With help from hot glue, a few jewelry tools, and the perfect belt, here’s how we turned one old belt into five stylish accessories.


Materials:
– belt

– VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins

– 5 jump rings (3 for the collar, 2 for the earrings)

– chain

– clasp

– earring hooks

– hair comb

Tools:
– needle nose pliers

– hot glue gun

As you can see, the belt we used was a wrap belt that had both a super thick part and skinny ends to tie around your waist. You could also make all of these accessories with a piece of leather, but we love repurposing those old accessories you never wear anymore.

1. Studded Collar Necklace

To make this, you’ll need chain, a clasp, and 3 jump rings to connect your leather pieces. Create a triangular stencil and trace it onto your leather. Cut out two of the same piece.

Connect your collar pieces in the middle with one jump ring, then use two more jump rings to connect the chain on each end. If you’re feeling edgy, add studs!

2. Modern Cuff

For the next two pieces, we used our trusty VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins.

For the cuff, cut a piece of the belt 2 inches wide. Angle it at each end and attach using VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins. So easy!

3. Chic Wrap Bracelet

Now it’s time to become a… wrap star! We’ve made wrap bracelets before, but we’re loving the sleek look of this leather one. Use the skinny ends of your belt, wrap around your wrist, and clasp with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins.

4. Metallic Hair Comb

Next up, a little leather for your do. If you recall our recent tutorial on DIY side combs, you know just how simple it is to make something like this. Simply cut a bunch of triangles, glue them into a comb, and you’re done.

5. Leather Feather-Inspired Earrings

Last up, you know we love earrings inspired by feathers. Our belt happened to have the perfect little ends to make a quick and easy dangly earring. Use a safety pin to create a whole in each leather piece and then attach using needle nose pliers and jump rings. Easy peasy.

The earrings look gorgeous with a loose ponytail or side braid.

Of course, you can get tons of silly style points by wearing all 5 accessories at once.

Or maybe just two bracelets?

Whatever you make, we’d love to see photos. Send ’em our way via Twitter, Facebook, or good old email.

Which of these accessories is your favorite? Have you repurposed your old belts into anything new? What about cool things using VELCRO® Brand products? Tell us in the comments below.

This post is a collaboration with Velcro Industries.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*