Star light, star bright . . . I wish I may, I wish I might. The moment I spotted Giuseppe Zanotti‘s suede caged sandals with gold stars, I had to have them. Then I saw the price tag and well, perhaps DIYing them was a more reasonable option. The biggest hurdle was tracking down large enough stars – which actually proved pretty difficult to find. So now that I’ve done all the hard work for you, I hope you give this one a try!

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You’ll need:

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Start by folding the prongs into the backside of the stars so that they lay flat.

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Squeeze a generous dollop of E600 into the backside of the stars. Press them into the stiffened black felt. It’s okay if some glue seeps out the sides since it will be cut out later.

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Allow the glue to dry overnight and then using fabric shears, cut the stars out of the felt. This will make the stars easy to attach to the shoes – plus, they provide padding so the stars don’t scratch the feet!

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Use a toothpick to apply a thin layer of glue. Attach the larger stars to the straps of the shoe.

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Alternate the smaller stars between the larger ones. Continue adding stars around the shoes and mirror the pattern with the other shoe.

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Dry overnight. And yes, the stars really do stay on the shoes with E6000 glue!

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Strap on your new starry sandals!

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(all images by HonestlyWTF)