Minnetonka Moccasin Bead DIY

by Denitza Leon in


Fall is in full effect. Why not embrace the rich colors of the season? Turn your Minnetonka Kilty from traditional moccasin into a beaded pair with color. Here are few easy steps: 

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Supplies Needed:

  1. Glass seed beads (multi-color pack)
  2. End of a paint brush of stick
  3. Scissors
  4. Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
  5. Bead string
  6. A pair of Minnetonka Kiltys
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Step 1: Unlace your moccasins.

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Step 2: Cut a 6 inch length of string.

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Step 3: Use a bead as a stopper. Tie the stopper bead twice at the end of the string. Begin adding the beads to the string.

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Step 4: Add Aleene's Tacky Glue around the toe in a thin line.

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Step 5: Use the end of the paint brush to spread the glue.

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Step 6: Add your string of beads to the toe and press down. Make sure they are tightly pressed together. Then repeat steps 2 through 6.

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Step 7: Cut off the leftover string.

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Step 8: Let your project dry for about an hour.

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Your Minnetonkas are complete. Now you're ready to take on fall with a bolder pair of moccasins. Lets us know how your beaded moccasins come out. Good luck!

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