DIY: Pretty Shoe Clips

DIY pretty shoe clips

Today I have not one, but two fun ways to change up your shoes from our DIY contributors, Jessica + Garett over at Wednesday. This are perfect for your wedding shoes, rehearsal dinner shoes, shoes for your bridesmaids – or maybe even an upcoming holiday party! An easy way to turn an old pair of shoes into a new pair. :) Let’s start first with these pretty bows for your shoes.

 bow shoe clips DIY

bow shoe clips DIY

bow shoe clip supplies:
• one spool of ribbon
• scissors
• hot glue gun + glue
• felt
• ruler
• shoe clips: we ordered ours from The Creative Seed

bow shoe clip DIY

Step 1: First you will need to cut the ribbon. You will need the following:
• Two strips: 8 inches, Two strips: 7 inches, Two strips: 4 ¼ inches, Two strips: 2 ½ inches


Step 2: Put the 4 ¼ inch and 2 ½ inch strip to the side for now.

Step 3: Hot glue the two ends of each 8 inch and 7 inch strip together, so that you have four hoops. Stand each hoop up, so you can look through it. Put a dot of hot glue on the inside middle of each hoop, and push the top and bottom together so it makes a symmetrical eight shape.

bow shoe clips with ribbon

Step 4: Take the 4 ¼ inch strips and cut small triangles out of all four ends.

bow shoe clips

Step 5: Make two stacks. Each stack should have the 4 ¼ inch flat ribbon at the bottom, with a larger hoop in the middle and the smaller hoop on top. Put a small glue dot in the middle of the ribbons to keep them together.


Step 6: Wrap your 2 ½ in ribbon around the middle of your stack and glue it together at the bottom to make a really easy and pretty bow.


Step 7: Cut two nickel sized circles out of felt, and hot glue the felt circles onto the flat tops of the shoe clips. Apply glue to the bottom of the bow and glue your bow to the felt on the shoe clip.

Tada! Now you are done, and you can clip your shoe clip to the front, side or heel of any flats or heel!

Or maybe flowers are more your style? Check out these easy to make flower shoe clips.

flower shoe clip

flower shoe clip

flower shoe clip supplies:
• your choice of fabric
• matching thread
• needle
• pencil
• scissors
• felt
• hot glue and hot glue gun
• shoe clips: we ordered ours from The Creative Seed
• petal template (download it here)

flower shoe clip

Step 1: Print the template provided and trace the outline of the template on your fabric until you have 20 traced flowers. Cut out your flowers.

flower shoe clip

Step 2: Divide the 20 petals into two stacks of 10. Intentionally stagger each flower on top of one another in it’s stack.

flower shoe clip

Step 3: Thread your needle and stitch an ‘X’ in the center of one of your stacks of flowers.

Step 4: Fold your stack in half from top to bottom, and put in a few stitches around the fold so the fold will hold. Fold your stack again, so that it is now ¼ of it’s original size. Stitch 4-6 stitches along the open fold, so it securely remains folded. Once your done with this step you can kind of manipulate the way the petals lay and fold out by hand. Repeat these instructions for the second flower.

flower shoe clip DIY

Step 5: Cut two nickel sized circles out of felt, and hot glue the felt circles onto the flat tops of the shoe clips. Apply glue to the bottom of the fabric flower and glue your flower to the felt on the shoe clip. Your flower probably has a pretty pointy corner from where you’ve folded it twice, so you’ll want to push the flower down very hard on the felt. This will help it open up, look more full and lay flatter.

You are done and can clip your shoe clip to the front, side or heel of any flats or high heels!

DIY pretty shoe clips

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  1. Cute! Love the bow clips and think I’ll try them this weekend – perfect activity for the cold weather. :)

  2. I’ve seen something similar to these and was thinking I could DIY them! Thanks for the guide. :)

  3. I love the bows! So sweet and simple. Definitely going to try this.

  4. LOVE this idea. You could do this for anything, shoes, coat, jacket, sweater, t-shirt, hair…LOVE IT! Cant wait to do this. Thank you :)

  5. This is amazing! I went out and bought the materials right after reading this post. Can’t wait to make these clips.

  6. Oooo these are so cute! I really like the flower clips :-)

  7. ok this is GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Great DIY! Looks very simple & super stylish!

  9. I just made the flower shoe clips, thanks very much for the tutorial, template, etc. It was very helpful :) they turned out great!

  10. I know I’m arriving a little late, but I absolutely love this idea for jazzing up shoes!

  11. nice! can’t wait to try this!

  12. Hi, may I know what fabric did you use to make the clip on flowers? I really love the 3D effect. Is it possible to achieve this effect with any type of fabric?

  13. Que lindooo!!!
    Ideia simples,resutado espetacular…

  14. I love these clips, and the tutorial is great! I just linked your website from my newest blog post on:

    I didn’t take many good tutorial photos, so I recommended they go to you to see those as you inspired my DIY Christmas Gifts!

    Thanks :D Hopefully people reading will click your link and visit you too!

    Hannah ♫

  15. Wow!! Nice creation of shoe clips. The ideas are amazing to convert a simple shoe to a designer ones…

  16. I used this tut to make my own gorgeous rhinestone shoe clips. I found the best shoe clips ever at The leatherette disk on the back makes the DIY so much easier!


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