Make a Glitzy Interchangeable Belt for All Your Holiday Parties

How to Make Customizable Belt Brit Morin

We know, we know. November has barely started and we're already on the holiday party style train. After all, no time like the present to make a few key pieces to make last year's holiday dresses stand out! We teamed up with our friends at Velcro Industries to make a glitzy interchangeable belt that'll fit the bill for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve. Follow the tutorial below to see how it's done.

Customizable Style Belt Brit


- black wide elastic belt

- metallic fabric

- cardboard

- VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back™ Black Dots


- printable templates (for a bow, triangles, and circles)

- xacto knife + cutting board

- fabric scissors

Materials DIY How to Belt Brit

We'll start off by talking about our materials. We found a bunch of cool metallic fabrics at our local fabric store. You want to make sure they aren't stretchy at all.

How to Style Belt Brit + Co.

Of course, you need the perfect belt. These thick black belts are available all over the place - maybe you even have one that's in need of an upgrade?

Bow Belt Brit Detail DIY

We'll start by showing you how to make a stick-on bow, the most complicated part of this easy tutorial!

Trace Bow Belt Fashion Design DIY

Print out our bow template. You'll see that there is a "cardboard" shape and a "fabric" one. Cut out the cardboard piece and trace onto cardboard. Then cut that out.

Fabric Belt Detail Brit Morin How-To

Now trace the "fabric" shape onto the fabric. As you can see, we've left room to make it easy to wrap your fabric around the cardboard.

Stencil Belt Detail VELCRO® Brand Brit

Use hot glue to attach the fabric to cardboard and wrap all the way around. Cut out a little circle and glue onto the center of your bow. 

VELCRO® Brand Sticky-Back Belt Design Brit

To attach to the belt, we'll use VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back™ Black Dots.

Brit Belt Project Velcro Industries

Attach one side to the belt in four places. Then press the opposite side onto the dots so that the adhesive side is facing up. Press your bow right onto the sticky side. 

Make Belt Brit Velcro Industries

That's it!

Accessorize Belt Brit DIY with Velcro Industries

Pretty darn cute, don't you think?

Final Belt Wrap Dress Brit Velcro Industries

We did something similar with these dots, but we didn't need a cardboard template. 

Dot Belt Brit Velcro Industries Glue

We simply traced the circle template onto our fabric, because it was a stiff almost vinyl material, and then put the VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back™ Black Dots right on there. 

Style Belt Brit DIY Velcro Industries

To style it up, pair this belt with one of the awesome jumpsuits from our jumpsuit roundup. Love that green!

Design Belt Brit How-To Velcro Industries

Finally, we created a collage of triangles.

Embellish Belt Details DIY Brit Velcro®

For this, we wrapped the fabric over cardboard again, as we did with the bow. 

Styled Belt Brit How To

This whole outfit might be our favorite one of the bunch!

What are your go-to accessories for holiday style? Talk to us in the comments below.