DIY TROPICAL PINUP MULES
Happy Wednesday! I published this post earlier, only to realize my instructions didn't save. Ughh! I was getting ready to push to IG when I noticed, so needless to say I was frustrated and had to wait until I got back home to update. Anyways here I am, re-writing this post. Please excuse the lateness, the struggle was real today.
Over a month ago I asked if you all wanted me to share the DIY for these tropical pinup-style mules and many of you said yes! That made me so happy and I had intended to share it sooner but things got a little hectic with my most recent project so I had to delay this and a few other tutorials. Apologies for that but now #KrysTheDIY👑 is back and in the swing of things!
These heels are one of my favorite pinup-style mules I've thrifted and while staring at them one day I decided they needed a bit of jazzing up. I thought coconut trees would look great on them and proceeded to dig out my appliques but they just didn't look right to me. As I sat in my craft room, I glance over to the dish that houses my brooches and had a lightbulb moment. I could use my brooch. The only issue was I only had one of these, so I set out with hopes of finding another. I figured the chances were very slim but I looked anyway and to my surprise found an Etsy shop with multiple. Talk about jackpot! The best part is this shop as well as another has more of these so I'll definitely link to them in my supply list for you.
Now without further delay, let’s jump into today’s tutorial!
Begin by cutting out two felt circles (per each shoe) the size of your bezel. You'll end up with a total of 4 circles.
Apply hot glue to the inside of your bezel and secure one of the two felt circles in there.
Once the first felt circle is adhered to the bezel as pictured, apply some more hot glue. This time to the perimerter of the adhered felt circle. Adhere the second felt circle as pictured above
Repeat steps 2 & 3 for all bezels then secure the bezel as pictured above to the shoe clip component. It's best to use jewelry glue for this part but I couldn't find mine so I used my hot glue gun.
Insert the pin of your brooch into the felt pad and secure in place with the brooch closure. Same as you would when securing a brooch to your clothing.
Clip your shoe clips to your mules and take them for a spin. The best part about this DIY is you can definitely change things up and switch out your brooches. Try a mismatched pair for even more flair!
p.s. Most of the supplies are also available in my Amazon shop here!