I’ve been kind of obsessed lately with Minnetonka moccasins, and when they asked me to be there first DIY blogger I almost cried. I loved working with these moccasins, and I quickly found out there are a million different ways to DIY them. Personally, and I’m sure a lot of you guys feel the same way, I don’t want to touch these beauties with any kind of needle, glue, paint or whatnot. That is why I choose to do attachable DIYs.
The first are attachable fringe that can made into any length, color, and material. The possibilities are endless. Check out how to make yours with this tutorial here at Minnetonka Moccasins or click below. Hold on tight, I’m posting another moccasin DIY next week too!
1. Measure the fringe of your shoe and cut out a piece in the same dimensions, unless you want the attachable fringe to be shorter or longer, then alter it according to your preferences. Measure the width of each individual fringe piece and use that measurement to turn that solid attachment piece into fringe with a rotary cutter or scissors.
2. Cut the ends into little triangles if that mimics your shoe’s fringe. If not, then you can skip this step.
3. This is what the piece will look like when done with the cutting.
4. Poke a hole on each end near the top corner and tie a heavy string through each hole. This will be the string that ties the fringe to the shoe.
To make this reversible is the fun part! You can keep the material as is, or you can leave it the same on one side and doll it up on the other. Making that 1 set of attachments, 2 sets of attachments. Some ideas could be mod podging fabric, stenciling, painting, glittering, etc. What I did:
5. Mod podge one side of the piece.
6. Sprinkle glitter, let dry, shake the glitter off and lightly cover with a varnish to hold the glitter in place. Spray the other side with a metallic gold spray paint and let dry.