Leather Star Boots have been popping up all around me lately. Does that ever happen to you? You keep seeing something over and over, so you just take it as a sign that you gotta have it! Yeah, well that's exactly what is going on with today's post.
But seeing as I like to make everything, I knew Leather Star Boots would be a simple DIY that I could do for a fraction of the cost. AND without have to shell out the big bucks for novelty shoes that won't get worn on a daily basis.
Below I am sharing with you exactly how I made these cute star booties, as well as a pic with a link where to buy the ones that I was originally inspired by. (You know, if DIY isn't your thing.)
This will be the first of a new series I am starting called DIY or BUY!
This DIY is more time consuming than anything. It will take you a while to cut out all those little stars, but if you can cut out stars, you can do this DIY!
(YOU CAN DO IT!)
Step 1 : trace and cut out your stars
Download the PDF above with 3 different star shapes. Also, you can use any shape you want, stars, hearts, rainbows, polk dots, get creative!
I traced my star shapes onto leather using a sharpie marker and then used my heavy duty fabric scissors to cut them out.
Like I said before, the hardest/longest part of this DIY is cutting out the stars. They are pretty small, and it will take a while (a solid 30-45 mins...and beware of hand cramps, owe!). Try to cut your lines as straight + clean as possible.
Hint: Cut a little past the corners of the star to create clean 90 degree angels on your stars.
Step 2: Play around with Placement
Before you get to gluing, take the time to layout your stars on your booties. If your boots are suede like mine, they will stick without sliding off so you can get a pretty good idea of what the final outcome will look like.
Step 3: Glue your stars down
Use leather glue and a sponge paintbrush to glue down your stars one by one. Seriously, play around with the placement of the stars before you start glueing. If your using leather glue, it is going to be a solid bond once glued down, so you will be committed to the placement. Once placed, make sure all edges and corners of your stars are firmly glued down.
It will dry within hours, but to be safe, let sit for a complete 24 hours before taking them out for a spin on the disco floor!
And if you aren't up for the challenge, you can get these Leather Star Boots from Asos that are VERY similar. Orginally, $127 dollars but on sale for $50 right now!
And tell me, which one would you go for- the DIY or the BUY? Let me know, in the comments!
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