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.

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.

DIY Project: His & Her Heart Mocs

A new DIY to try this Fall!  Adorable His & Her Heart Mocs created by A Bit of Sunshine blogger Rebekah Gough.

Visit A Bit of Sunshine today and enter to win a pair of Suede Ankle Boots to DIY!

Supplies: Minnetonka Suede Ankle Boots and Moosehide Double Bottom Softsole Moccasins, heart and arrow template, heat and bond, plaid fabric, suede, pen, fabritac glue, x-acto knife, scissors, an iron a needle and thread.


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.


DIY Project: How to Create Bold Embellished Boots

Minnetonka DIY Project by Courtney Kennedy of Always Rooney

Learn how to create bold embellished boots in this fun and colorful DIY created by Courtney Kennedy of Always Rooney! 

And be sure to visit Always Rooney this week and enter to win your own pair of Suede Ankle Boots to DIY!

Supplies: Minnetonka Suede Ankle Boots, scrap pieces of colored leather, round studs, leather glue, scissors, paper and pen


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.


DIY Project: Leopard Kilty Mocs Remix

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!