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DIY Mickey Mouse Mules

I’m always looking for ways to add subtle Disney style to my everyday outfits. When I saw these studded mules at Target last winter, I knew they’d be the perfect base for some DIY Mickey Mouse mules. My original vision was to use flat back pearls but once I saw these iridescent Swarovski crystals I changed my mind. I do think they’d look great with either, though!

Unfortunately these shoes aren’t available at Target anymore (womp, womp). I guess that’s what happens when you take too long to complete your craft projects! But I did happen to find and link a few other styles below that might also work for your DIY Mickey Mouse mules. Just keep in mind the size ratio between the studs and your added gems/crystals. Depending on your shoes, you might have to purchase smaller or larger additions.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THESE DIY MICKEY MOUSE MULES:

DIY Mickey Mouse Mules

STEP ONE:

Make a mental note of where you are glueing the crystals on each shoe. The studs on my mules are two different sizes, so I decided to add the crystals to the larger studs.

STEP TWO:

Working one crystal at a time, add a dot of glue to the shoe and then immediately place the crystal on top of the glue dot. I found that picking up the crystals with tweezers worked the best as I could see better vs. using my fingers.

STEP THREE:

With firm pressure, hold the crystal in place for 30 seconds. Repeat steps 1-3 until all of your studs have turned into sparkly Mickey Mouse heads!

DIY Mickey Mouse Mules
DIY Mickey Mouse Mules
DIY Mickey Mouse Mules
DIY Mickey Mouse Mules

And there you have it! A quick and easy way to add a little bit of magic to your everyday wardrobe. Make sure to check out my other DIY Projects here if you liked this tutorial.


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