Nicole embellished her gold flats for her wedding and sent over the how-tos for our DIY Contest. It’s a small detail, but it transforms any blah shoes into fabulousness. I’d love to see these on heels as well. So, so cute!

DIY shoe embellishment flower pom pom vintage lace and brooch clip

What you’ll need:

– 1/2 yard of white or ivory lace (can do variations with any style/color fabric, or purchase vintage lace tablecloth)
– Thread and needle
– Hot glue gun
– Scissors
– A little bit of white or ivory felt.
– Vintage earrings or brooches
– Needle-nosed pliers
– Any pair of shoes that need a little dressing up!

DIY wedding shoes clips

Instructions:
Step 1: Cut the lace into pieces that measure approximately 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. You can play around with these sizes to make fabric flowers bigger or smaller, as desired. You will need about 6 of these per flower, 12 total.

Step 2: Fold the pieces in half and tie some thread around the middle and secure with knot.

Step 3: Take one of fabric pieces and place on top of another one, middles together, and perpendicular to each other, forming an X. Take needle and thread and put a could stitches through where the middles meet. Once you’ve got it secure, add another fabric piece in the same manner, filling in the holes, and add a few more stitches. Do this until all fabric pieces are used. Fluff the newly formed flower. Repeat for second flower.

Step 4: Take the scissors and trim the edges of the flowers, creating a rounded shape. Trim off any stray pieces.

Step 5: Cut out two pieces of felt about the size of a quarter, and glue to the bottom of your flowers, for extra hold.

Step 6: Use the needle nosed pliers to remove the back fasteners of the earrings. The ones I used were clip on’s so I had to remove the clip part. If they are regular earrings, you may have to clip off the point. Be careful not to damage the jewelry too much.

Step 7: Put a nickel sized dollop of hot glue on the back of the earring, and place firmly in the middle of the fabric flower. Hold for a few seconds, and then set down face up to make sure it dries in the right place. Repeat for each flower.

Step 8: Glue each flower to the top of each shoe. Press firm, let dry. Once the glue is dry, you can put a couple discreet stitches through the flower into the shoe, for extra hold. Be sure to start from underneath, so the thread knot doesn’t show.

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Comments (14):

  • amber on March 1, 2014

    I wonder if there is a way to make them thin enough so you can leave the clip part of vintage earrings intact enough to make them interchangeable?
  • Noreen Eunice on April 29, 2012

    thank you so much for sharing! i love your site!
  • Roberta on April 5, 2010

    I vote for #15. They're VERY cute! Love 'em.
  • Jill on April 2, 2010

    I vote for #15. What a great idea and beautifully executed.
  • Christina on April 2, 2010

    I vote for #15 because it's awesome!!!
  • Jolette on March 31, 2010

    Love those vintage brooches! Flats are so practical, and they can be beautiful especially if they're dressed up like this!
  • Sovina on March 30, 2010

    Definitely on my list to do..
  • Album Boutique Team on March 30, 2010

    So adorable! I love that you can customize it based on the jewelry you choose to add :) Thanks for sharing.
  • Dognbird on March 30, 2010

    OK this is just awesome.
  • Alejandra on March 30, 2010

    Definitely sharing this one! Love it! :)
  • Stephanie on March 30, 2010

    Oh my, I absolutely love these shoes. I'm already married but have 3 sisters, so I will have to share this idea... or just make them for myself to wear around town! Hhmmm, I think I'll go with the latter.
  • Ashley on March 30, 2010

    I love these! I am going to make a pair for my flower girl!
  • Two Brunettes on March 30, 2010

    OMG!!!! Im making these for everyday use :o)
  • Sara on March 30, 2010

    Lovely! What a perfect "something blue."

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