DIY Project: Beaded Fringe Mocs

A new DIY Project try this month!  Today Shio from Sweetnessaboos shows us an adorable and easy way to accessorize your Double Fringe Side Zip Boots for spring.

Check out the tutorial below on how to add beads to your favorite pair of fringe boots (or mocs!) and be sure to visit Sweetnessaboos for more fun DIY ideas.

Supplies:
Minnetonka Double Fringe Side Zip Boot
Turquoise seed beads
Sewing needle
Black thread
Scissor

Step 1: Measure around top fringe, and double that measurement, plus some extra. Cut thread measured length. Fold thread in half so that you are doubling it up to make sure the thread is strong enough and won’t easily break. Thread your needle, then insert thread into hole on bottom of fringe, double knot it and make sure it is secure. (make sure you start at the fringe closest to the zipper then when you make your way around it meets up with the other end that sits by the zipper as well. that way you don’t thread over the zipper)

Step 2: After you tie off thread and secure it in the first hole, add your first bead, then come from back of fringe through the hole, then add another bead, and continue this until you meet back up with the beginning. Once you get to the end, double knot it and make sure its secure. (tip: try not to make it too tight while beading around or the beads won’t lay right and may appear hidden and the fringe may end up laying on top of one another)

Step 3: Grab more thread (make sure to double it up for more strength), add bead to thread, place bead under silver disc, then tuck thread under each side of disc and double knot at top. Cut off excess. I’m so glad I ended up adding this last minute detail, because it really pulled the whole look together!!

Store Spotlight: Alice’s Wonderland

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Alice’s Wonderland 1581 Route 6 Greeley, PA 18425

Today meet owners, Jenn & PJ Karpiak, along with their family Matt, Jane and John, in our Q&A and learn more about Alice’s Wonderland of Greeley, Pennsylvania!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
We are a family owned, year-round, outdoor specialty store, that has been in business since 1941. Greeley, Pennsylvania is a seasonal resort area, but our store’s main focus is on work apparel and footwear, which has included Minnetonka since October 1982!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Currently my favorite pair are the Feather Mocs, but I also like all of the bright colors in the Boat and Kilty Mocs.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
Currently the most popular style is the Men’s Pile Lined Hardsole Slipper, with many of the other cozy slipper styles in a close second for popularity.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
We have several areas in the store where we like to showcase various moccasin and sandal styles outfitted on our mannequins, as well as displayed in our footwear department.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
A few of our favorite must-see destinations near Alice’s Wonderland include -
Shohola Falls Recreation area featuring beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails; and Lake Wallenpaupack which is a 13 mile long man-made lake that offers swimming, fishing, power boating and sailing!

Also near us is Promised Land State Park – perfect for hiking and camping, along with the Delaware River which has become very popular for bald eagle watching, and is also great for rafting and tubing in the summertime.