Step 1: Begin by ironing on a small piece of heat and bond to the plaid fabric and then trace your heart template onto the back along with the arrow in the center. Using scissors and an x-acto knife carefully cut out the plaid heart and arrow shape.
Step 2: Place the heart and arrow appliqués onto the suede and iron them down per the heat and bond instructions letting them cool before cutting out each shape leaving a small border of suede on each one.
Step 3: With the needle and thread stitch around the outside of each heart if you wish to give them some character and add your initials to the design too if you want!
Step 4: Using the glue attach each finished appliqué to the shoes in the desired location and let dry completely before wearing.
1. Begin by folding your paper in half and drawing one side of the shape of your choice. Courtney chose a geometric aztec shape, as well as a diamond. Unfold the paper and cut around the lines. This will be your guide for cutting leather.
2. Trace shape on back of leather and cut.
3. Lay out leather in a pattern and glue with leather glue.
4. Finish by folding the prongs to the stud and glue to shoe. This adds a perfect subtle accent.
We were excited to feature a DIY for Colorblocked Laces created by Namrata of Land of Nams a couple weeks ago and asked Namrata to create a second DIY project for us try this summer!
This time Namrata set out to remix the look of her Leopard Kilty Mocs. She decided to compliment the style with a darker color (navy blue) to make them a bit more work-ready, perfect for casual Fridays at her office.
Step 1. Use extra wide masking tape under the fringe to protect the leopard pattern from paint.
Step 2. Carefully paint the fringe and bow. Namrata untied the bow to get a more thorough coating.
Step 3. Turn the shoes around and using free-hand, carefully paint the semi circle that covers the seams at the back.
Step 4. Let dry overnight. The next day you may find that you missed a spot so go over any gaping holes and let mocs dry another day.
Step 5. VOILA! Perfect to wear with some dark skinny jeans to work on a Friday!
Visit Land of Nams today and enter to win a pair of Leopard Kilty Mocs to DIY this summer!
Minnetonka DIY: Colorblocked Laces by Land of Nams
A cute and colorful DIY project for your Tramper Boot laces! As soon as we spotted this adorable colorblocking tutorial created by Namrata on her blog Land of Nams we knew it was a DIY we had to try this summer!
Will you be colorblocking the laces on your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots this summer?
Instructions: 1. Use the masking tape to tape up the laces at a regular interval. Namrata used 1.5 inch intervals. 2. Paint laces using fabric paint in your preferred color/pattern. 3. Let dry overnight. 4. In the morning, take off the masking tape et voila!
Minnetonka DIY: Painted Fringe Booties by HoldenOnBaby
With the sunshine of spring finally here, we love this bright and colorful DIY created by Isobel of HoldenOnBaby for her little one. Since neon is a big trend this season, Isobel decided to add the colorful hue to Holden’s Fringe Booties to create a pair of fun and brightly-colored footwear for spring! Plus stop by HoldenOnBaby this week and enter to win a pair of Fringe Booties for your little one to sport this spring!