Saturday, May 26, 2012

DIY Ribbon Strap Shoes

i have this thing where i can't walk in heels that don't have buckles. they can be the correct size, but i just can't seem to keep them on my feet. my mom got me a really nice pair of shoes from a thrift store, but of course they were buckle-less pumps. so, i got this brilliant idea i'm going to share with you! 

before- plain pumps
 I poked a hole with a hole punch. They were surprisingly easy to poke through! Then carved little x's with an exacto knife until the hole was large enough to fit the grommet. I used my grommet kit. Now, someone gave me a grommet kit a couple years ago, and I forgot about it until recently. I suspect it's missing pieces, and an instruction manual, but I just used a regular hammer and my ingenuity and everything worked out fine. I then threaded a silk ribbon through it and tied it in a bow. Now my shoes stay on until I'm ready to 
take them off!
with the grommets attached
to make them extra trendy, i painted the bottom with 2 coats of glitter glue

 Now I'm stylin! 
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  1. YOU ARE BRILLIANT!!!! This is so creative and sexy as I LOVE the pretty strappy bow:)WOW!! KUDDOS to you for thinking of such a wonderful solution to dressing up shoes:))Please stop over and chat sometime with your newest follower friend!Deidre~ Maybe you'd consider following me too?

    1. thank you so much for your sweet comment! and thanks for following!

  2. Oh my shoe makeover!!!! LOVE THIS! We definitely have a shoe addiction between the six of us girls! This is a such a great idea! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters