Introduction: DIY Free People Knock-off Cowboy Booties

About: I cut-up, sew, paint, destroy and reconstruct clothing and jewelry.

The minute I saw these on Free People I knew there would be a DIY in my future. Here are the instructions to make your own.


- Cowboy boots
- Scissors
- Belts/leather/pleather strapping
- Chain
- Jump rings
- Needle nose pliers

Step 1:


1. First you have to slit the boots down the center back. Try on your boots and determine exactly how far you want to cut. I had to cut mine down a little further than I wanted because I wanted to make it easier to fit my big feet in them.

2. Fold over the top of the boot to make a cuff.

Optional 3. Now, what I am about to tell you is completely optional. The inside of my boots were beige, and I am not a beige person. I took some black paint and an old crappy paint brush and painted the cuff part black, but I didn't cover it completely, I let some of the beige peek through for a vintage/distressed look.

4. Basically, you just start playing with your belts, leather, chains, etc. Just start wrapping them and connecting them with jump rings. You can even hang some charms or add any other kind of embellishment you can think of. Don't obsess about making both boots match, just go with the flow. I had 2 similar belts, and neither one of them were long enough to cut in half and use on each boot, so each boot has a different belt.

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