D.I.Y: Biker Boots

One of my favorite Fall 2013 trends is Grunge/Punk. It brings me back to the 90's, queue the Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Yesterday I found this great DIY from WhoWhatWear and just had to share! Read on for the easy step-by-step instructions and basic biker boots at every price point.

The Project 

Tools: Super Glue ($1), Pliers ($3), Scissors ($4)
Ingredients: Lace ($6/yard), Thin Chain ($3), Chunky Chain ($3), 
Embroidery Floss ($1), Studs ($4 for 25), Nautical Buttons ($2 each), Charms ($2), 
White Pearls ($1 each), Gray Pearls ($2 each), Faux Leather ($6/yard),  Adhesive Velcro ($2)

                                     Step One: Glue approximately ten studs to the toe of each boot.

Step Two: Cut out two rectangles of faux leather, each one approximately 5-inches long by 3.5-inches wide.

Step Three: It’s time to make the knot clusters! Using the thin chains, simply tie the two strands together to form a knot. Keep going until the chain strands are completely knotted. Using super glue, glue the chain clusters to the faux leather rectangle.
Tip: Leave bits of chain hanging off to create a purposefully undone look.

Step Four: Fill in the gaps where you can still see the faux leather by gluing on small braided bits of embroidery floss, small bits of lace, buttons, charms, chunky chain, and pearls.
Tips: Don’t be afraid to pile it on for a more dimensional look. Pull apart the embroidery floss and the lace for a frayed, grunge feel. 

Step Five: Attach two strips of adhesive Velcro to the back of the leather rectangle along the right and left edges. Peel off the backing and attach the embellished leather rectangle to the boot. 

Final Product: Embrace the ‘90s feel by pairing your newly embellished boots with a simple black dress and a plaid flannel tied around the waist.
Source: WhoWhatWear

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