DIY Project: Leather Attachments

Boot season is officially here! Add a little edge to your pair of Back Zipper Boots with these simple (and cute!) leather attachments created by Liz from Cotton & Curls, studs optional!

Supplies:
Minnetonka Back Zipper Boots
Leather or faux leather (mine is faux from the upholstery section)
2 Buttons
Needle and thread
Glue (I used fabric mod podge)
Scissors and (optional) exacto knife
Studs (optional)

Instructions:
Step 1. Cut around 3.5 to 5 feet of leather material per shoe about 1/3″ to 3/4″ apart.

Step 2. I had to cut shorter pieces that were about 2 feet long, so I needed to glue (or you can sew) together strips to make 3.5 to 5 feet long. Make 2 strips of 3.5 to 5 foot long piece, one for each shoe.

Step 3. Wrap the strips around your shoes and make it the length you want, leaving enough overlap for the button and the button hole. Sew on a button to one end, and slice a few button holes with scissors or an exacto knife on the other end. Done!

Step 4. Optional: You can add studs to the straps to add a little more edge or character! Do this by puncturing little holes into the strips where the prongs of the studs will go, then push them down on the other side.

DIY Project: How to Customize Your Classic Fringe Boots

Learn how to customize your Minnetonka Classic Fringe Boots in this fun and easy DIY tutorial created by Savannah from the blog Oh So Pretty the Diaries.  Plus find out how you can enter to win your own pair of Minnetonka boots to DIY on Oh So Pretty this week!

Supplies:  Minnetonka Classic Fringe Boots, Fabric, Glue, a Sponge Brush, Embroidery Needle, Embroidery Thread and Scissors

Instructions:
Step 1. Cut two big squares of fabric.

Step 2.  Place the fabric inside the moccasin and cut it into the shape of the tongue.

Step 3.  Cut the same shape into the other piece of fabric.

Step 4.  Brush glue onto the inside of the tongue.

Step 5.  Place your fabric on the glue and stitch around the edge with your needle and thread.

Step 6. Tie a knot to secure the thread and snip off the excess with scissors.

Step 7.  Repeat on the other moccasin.

Step 8.  Put them on your feet and dance!

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DIY Project: Studded Suede Ankle Boots

We can’t wait to try this adorable DIY created by Casey from Oh So Pretty the Diaries! Check out Casey’s tutorial below on how to stud your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots and visit Oh So Pretty the Diaries for more fun DIY ideas.

Supplies: Minnetonka Suede Ankle Boots, 2-Prong Studs, Chalk, and an Xacto Knife.

Step 1. Use the chalk to mark where you want the studs to be.

Step 2. Use the Xacto knife to cut slits into the side of the shoes. This is where the prongs of the studs will fit. Be careful, it’s very easy to cut too much.

Step 3. Insert the stud.

Step 4. Fold the prongs inward.

Step 5. Repeat with as many studs as you would like!

Enter to win your own pair of Minnetonka boots to DIY on Oh So Pretty this week!

DIY Project: Beaded Boot Attachments

Check out today’s Minnetonka DIY Project created by blogger Courtney Kennedy from Always Rooney!

Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Hi Boots are my new favorite fall boot. Not only are they the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned, they are so versatile and perfect to wear with the new season that just arrived. I made these bead attachments to go over the fringe on my new boots to add a different flare to these brown boots.

Supplies: Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Hi Boots, gold jewelry links, clear jewelry string, assortment of beads, leather cord.

Instructions:
1. Tie a 10 inch piece of clear string and tie securely to one gold jewelry link.

2. Begin to pile on beads to your liking. I began by adding red to the turquoise beads and didn’t like the turnout so I decided to go solely with turquoise and silver beads.

3. Tie off string onto another gold jewelry link.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 on the same gold link to make two layers of beads.

5. Add a 4 inch piece of leather cord through each chain link and tie onto boot through the holes meant for shoe strings.

Pair your new beaded boots with your coziest fall sweater, grab your best friends and spend a night relaxed by the fire. These beaded attachments are so customizable to your own personal style by changing up the sides of the beads as well as the colors. The best part is, they are detachable and don’t completely altar your favorite boots.