Lindsey Crafter here I’m excited to share another quick DIY with you all! Cute and comfortable flats are essential for my busy work week. My Kilty Softsoles are perfect for lounging around the house or pairing with jeans and a t-shirt for flea market trips.
See how I jazzed mine up and made these Minnetonka mocs my own with a little craft magic! Follow the easy steps below to create these astronomically inspired star studded moccasins.
What You’ll Need
10mm or 12mm Star Studs (approximately 56 studs for both shoes)
Flat Nose Pliers
Step 1 | Use a pencil and ruler to lightly mark a layout for your star studs to keep the spacing consistent on both moccasins. Each of my stars was 1” apart covering the top, heel and sides of the moccasins. I avoided adding any stars to the toes of the shoes considering they might get scuffed or scratched.
Step 2 | Bend all prongs of the studs inward with a pair of flat nose pliers so that the star will lie flat on a surface.
Step 3 | Lie your first moccasin propped up on its side so that the studs won’t slide or shift while they’re drying. Pick up a small bead of glue on a toothpick and spread onto the back of a stud covering each arm of the star. Place the stud on one of your marks and hold for a few seconds so that it sticks to the suede surface.
Step 4 | Work on one face of your moccasins at a time so that the adhesive has a chance to dry before moving on to the next side. You can alternate between shoes while the glue sets to save time. After applying studs to all of the faces, let the glue cure overnight before slipping on your star studded moccasins and styling with a favorite pair of jeans!
Quick, easy and inexpensive embellishments are my favorite! Stars aren’t your thing? You can find a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes of studs online and most packs come in quantities large enough for you and a friend to tackle this project together. Be sure to check out Lindsey Crafter for more colorful DIY’s and crafts!
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