Fall fashion is in full swing, and we’ve covered everything from scarves to boots to braids. Of course, we couldn’t pass over the essential item that holds everything together — the belt. Whether it’s used as a bold statement piece or a last finishing touch, belts are versatile and can be created at a small cost. Check out these 17 DIY belts to make this weekend.

1. Baroque Belt: Flowers aren’t just tiny and dainty. This belt proves just that. Gather some velvet, pearls and gold flowers to cinch this beauty together. (via Style Slicker)

2. Braided Belt: Talk about taking the old and turning it into the new! Cut strips out of an old t-shirt, braid them together and sew the ends shut. It’s quick, easy and can be worn around the waist or as a headband. (via Delia Creates)

3. Rope Belt: Remember those knot skills you learned in Girl Scouts? No? Well, that’s okay. This tutorial goes over all the steps. What you’re looking at is a simple climbing knot, but you can try your hand at any knot with this cute belt. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)

4. Scarf Belt: Scarves are great staples for a fall outfit, and we’ve created a unique twist to show off that waistline. Take an old belt, a silk scarf and an X-Acto knife, and what you’ve got is a new belt. (via Brit + Co)

5. Leather Belt: If you’re a pro DIYer, this is the perfect project for you. This belt goes beyond the basic scissor-and-glue supplies to fashion a one-of-a-kind leather belt. (via Make)

6. Bow Belt: Bow down to the bow belt. We suggest bright tones, like teal or coral, to splash some color onto your black winter coat. (via Momtastic)

7. Peplum Belt: This takes the belt game up a notch. Add some flare to your style with this chic yet fierce peplum belt. We love how it looks with the LBD. (via Fashion Rolla)

8. Rope Waist Belt: With only six crafty tools, you can build this accessory from start to finish. Pair it with a flowy blouse, and you’re set! (via Fashion Blog)

9. Yarn-Striped Belt: Put down knitting needles. Use that yarn for a belt instead. Pick your favorite colors (we like the mint, yellow and navy shown above), place glue on the belt and string the yarn around. (via Young Bird)

10. Velvet Belt: Inspired by a Burberry 2012 fashion show, this velvet belt takes the runway by storm. Make your own with an elastic band, velvet, sewing tools and some love. (via Maria Just Do It)

11. Jeweled Belt: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, even if they are fake little studs. Get your craft on by sticking these jewels to a sturdy piece of cloth for a shiny standout. (via Bumpkin Betty)

12. Metal Belt: Metal is such a funky and cool material to work with. This belt is a great starter for metal DIY newbies. The tutorial walks you through each step so you end up with a belt your friends will be talking about. (via A Pair & A Spare)

13. Five DIY Belts Made from D-Rings and Household Objects: Who knew loofahs and washer rings could make the cutest belts? We put our creative minds together to form belts out of yarn, silk scarves, t-shirts, loofahs and washer rings. Check them all out! (via Brit + Co)

14. Wide Leather Belt: Let this bring out the inner designer in you. Take down your waist measurements, cut out the pattern and fashion the leather together to produce this lovely belt. (via SR Trends)

15. Sequin Sash Belt: Look like a Greek goddess in a sequin sash belt. Collect a sequin trim, sew it to a light fabric and finish it off with a petite bow in the back. (via Ruche)

16. Balmain Inspired Chain Belt: This Balmain-inspired chain belt is a knockout. With gold chains and PVC, you can start wearing this designer trend. (via A Pair & A Spare)

17. Glitzy Interchangeable Belt: From bows to triangles to circles, this versatile belt can be worn with any outfit for any occasion. (via Brit + Co)

Which DIY belts are your favorites? Tell us in the comments below!