DIY Bug Patch Boots

I was bitten by the Dior bug the moment Maria Grazia Chiuri sent tulle skirts, dotted with tiny embroidered bees, butterflies, flies and ladybugs, down the runway last fall. They were so whimsical and beautiful, I had to find a way to DIY my own bug infested .  . . something. And since there’s nothing I love more than embellishing shoes <insert shrug emoji here>, a pair of inexpensive velvet ankle boots was destined for a fly makeover.

You’ll need:

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Place a patch on the boot and press the tip of the iron over it without touching the iron to the velvet fabric. Ironing velvet will crush the pile so you really just want to use the tip of the hot iron. Another option is to use a hot fix heat tool. It has a much smaller applicator – it just might take a bit longer to melt the glue from the patch to the shoe.

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Continue adding patches.

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You can add brass bug brooches by cutting of the pin with a pair of wire cutters and gluing them onto the shoe with a dollop of E6000.

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It’s really that easy!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)

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22 Comments

  1. Michelle wrote:

    I have to find those mini bug patches, they are so cute!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

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  2. OMG! Those shoes are so cute! I love those tiny little bugs 🙂

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  3. Pat Schwab wrote:

    So cute. I would love some of these on jeans.

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  4. This is SO CUTE! I love that its a simple DIY that packs a punch!

    Charlotte
    http://www.deconstrut.blogspot.ca

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  5. Mun wrote:

    Such an easy DIY. I adore it!

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  6. La Caleya wrote:

    Such a cool idea!!!!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://www.lacaleya.com

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  7. Sylwia wrote:

    I love those shoes…so cute 🙂

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  8. KAthryn wrote:
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  9. Lorena wrote:

    WOW ! I love this, so very well executed !

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  10. Your blog is remarkable dude. i really like to pay a visit to it everyday. very good layout and content material “

    2.20.17
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  11. oh my… if those aren’t just the coolest boots I have ever laid my eyes on then I must be in heaven!

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  12. Those shoes are too cute, love the innovative use of patches on shoes!

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  13. Karalyn wrote:

    These are so sweet and precious! I want to do a “Save the Bees” pair of all bees!
    Thank you for this idea!

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