Hello DIY’er! I here bring you a DIY Tip post so you can save some money when buying your shoes. Now it’s season for weddings and plenty of cocktail parties … and It’s easy to go crazy if you have to look for a different shoe each time … With this DIY-Tip you only have to think about buying a pair of basic shoes that will go with your different looks and accessorize them to create YOUR customized shoes, styled for different occasions.
With a few Euros you can have several shoes in one creating these clip brooches to customize and change the look of your shoes … Will you like to try?
- Buttons of your taste
- Strong glue
- Shoe Clips (sold in haberdashery or shoemakers)
- Felt, rubber or fabric for the base (if you want to make a composition with several buttons)
- Scissors and a marker
Process for a composition of several buttons:
1. Cut the back of the buttons to make them flat.
2. Make a composition of various buttons on the felt or rubber. (In this case is the same button in different sizes) Trace the outline with the marker.
3. Cut it out and trace the same silhouette to re-cut the same way an other base.
4. Paste your buttons on the base.
5. Paste the clip open in the back and let dry thoroughly.
Decorate your favorite shoes! This composition is ideal to give a special touch to your ballerina flats or a pair of sandals.
Process for the accessory with one button:
1. This is easier, because you will not need a base. Cut the button the same way to make it flat.
2. Glue the clip directly on the button and let dry thoroughly.
* When using a single button for this accessory chose a bigger button.
When it’s dry just clip them into your shoes at the front or the side … It will transform your basic shoes to cocktail party shoes.
You can also attach this accessory shoe on your clothes like a brooch…
I hope you enjoyed this DIY and helps you to get more out of your basic shoes without having to buy different pair each time. You can exchange these shoe clips with other shoes, do colorful clips or use vintage buttons.
Until the next post DIY’er!