DIY Star Sandals

Star light, star bright . . . I wish I may, I wish I might. The moment I spottedย 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)

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48 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    What a cute and awesome diy idea. I’m sure I’ll find a pair of heels that need some cute stars like that ๐Ÿ˜€

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

    8.20.13
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  2. Rachelle wrote:

    oh my this is amazing, love this.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

    8.20.13
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  3. What a cool DIY! Love it.

    http://www.mirrorme.me

    8.20.13
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  4. Paty wrote:

    Love your blog!
    Iโ€™m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    8.20.13
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  5. STEL STYLE wrote:

    this shoes are so cool!!! I love this DIY!!

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

    8.20.13
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  6. meg wrote:

    Love the detail – the turned out so cute!

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

    8.20.13
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  7. OH my goodness. These are incredible. I am definitely going to give this a try.

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

    8.20.13
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  8. This is so brilliant!

    8.20.13
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  9. Ambyr wrote:

    Not sure if these are my style but they’re super cute. I love the idea of transforming pieces.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    8.20.13
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  10. Really like this DIY! Looks really cute!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
    http://www.chamafashion.com/

    8.20.13
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  11. What an awesome DIY! You always come up with something fantastic.

    Check out the BAD blog…http://design-bad.blogspot.com/

    8.20.13
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  13. Alexa wrote:

    Amazing blog, very inspired.
    http://www.kashmirinspirations.blogspot.com

    8.20.13
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  14. Eva wrote:

    Very cool idea and love the end result! xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

    8.20.13
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  15. i.s. wrote:
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  16. Emilia wrote:

    even better than the originals!! these came out amazing … love your diy’s! xoxo

    8.20.13
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  17. Farah wrote:

    Omg mazing DIY – love your blog!

    http://www.noir-creme.blogspot.com

    8.20.13
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  18. Ashley wrote:

    They came out looking so beautiful! I love this!

    http://ashleeeybash.blogspot.com

    8.20.13
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  19. Mafalda wrote:

    My 4-year old just said “Oh it’s awesome, I love it”… No need to say anything else!
    Mafalda โค
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

    8.20.13
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  20. Woooow great DIY!!! Perfect sandals!

    http://inatrendytown.blogspot.com.es/

    8.20.13
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  21. The Fashion Fraction wrote:
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  22. Love it! Awesome DIY

    xoxo
    Grietje
    http://www.secondagenda.be

    8.20.13
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  23. Elisa wrote:

    OMG!
    Amazing idea my dear!
    Completely in love!!!

    xx
    Elisa
    My Fantabulous World

    8.21.13
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  24. Joanna wrote:

    This is brilliant… should be how to make a 3000$ pair of shoes affordable… lol awesome!

    8.21.13
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  25. These shoes are amazing!! I love Steve Madden shoes but embellishing them with stars is such a cool idea!

    http://love-your-ego.blogspot.de

    8.21.13
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  26. Those are so fun!!

    8.21.13
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  27. Such a cute idea! Love it!

    8.21.13
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  28. dahlia wrote:

    The latest ad on my Facebook stream was for the originals at Bergdorf. I commented with a link to your DIY. Ha! Take that, stupid Facebook ads.

    8.21.13
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  29. such a great DIY post! Love it.

    xo
    Emily Jenny

    Stiletto Beats

    8.21.13
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  30. Lauren wrote:

    Love them, super easy and super cute!

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

    8.22.13
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  31. Abby wrote:

    Great Idea…This is my next project:)

    chandelier crystals

    8.22.13
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  32. I bought some star studs similar to these a while back, just thinking they were awesome, but with no idea what to use them for. This is a great idea! I was worried the stars would look tacky, but using multiple sizes really keeps it from looking cheap. Great job ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo, Holeh Pocket

    8.23.13
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  33. judy wrote:

    This is amazing,they turn out so beautiful!!! I also DIY a pair of lace boots, you know how expensive they can get, love your blog!!!

    8.23.13
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  34. carly tati wrote:

    This is such a fun and brilliant DIY! The shoes turned out amazing~~
    Cheers
    Carly
    http://www.carlytati.com

    8.24.13
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  35. umme wrote:

    you guys inspire me… love all your work. keep it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    5.23.14
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  36. zen wrote:

    Nice! Finding a glue tt works is always the biggest hurdle so glad to hear E6000 works for this ๐Ÿ˜‰ i did a review on e6000 on my blog (hapinesswherever.wordpress.com) but unfortunately it doesnt work well for snakeskin and plasticised metal. ๐Ÿ™

    8.24.14
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  37. By the way, love the base sandals (with the wedge & heel, it’s so much comfier! ๐Ÿ™‚ )- wondering where you got them from?

    10.20.14
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