Several months ago I met up with darling Emily of Eleven Gables to browse Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx together. She was wearing these super fun boots, and as the winter has progressed I've wished for a pair of my own. But really, I already have more boots than I can wear, so I couldn't justify seriously considering them. (Although I will admit I have my eye out this year for the perfect cognac colored boots on clearance this year!)
Then, a few weeks ago, I found these in my closet that I had totally forgotten about (that might tell you a little about my closet...).
I got them a year or two ago at my favorite end of season Dillard's clearance for next to nothing. They're a cute little suede pair from Vince Camuto (found them online here) and I've probably only worn them once or twice. And then a light bulb went off.
Could I possibly fake a pair of fringe boots?
Well, as it turns out, yes, yes I can!
Hobby Lobby carries this suede fringe sold by the yard, and the color just happened to match perfectly. So, for around $7 I had a sassy new pair of boots!
At first I planned to wrap the fringe all the way around the boot, but as I considered my options I decided not to cover up the vertical boot strap section. I started right on the edge of that and used a small dot of hot glue to attach the fringe, and then continued around with another dot of glue about every inch or so until I got to the other side. Then, I repeated that 6 times per shoe, giving me 3 layers of fringe.
I didn't measure my spacing, just eyeballed everything. They're pretty forgiving. With all of that fringe flying when you walk, a mistake would be impossible to spot anyway!
I realize that this project is a little specific to these boots, but as the time draws near for end of the season clearance sales, keep an eye out for a pair of boots that you could add some whimsy to. They're so fun to wear!
Have a great Tuesday! Today I'm photographing my daughter Emily's room and the plan is to share that with you on Thursday. I'm VERY happy with how it turned out!