Four Ways to Embellish Your Sandals

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By Blerona

To kick off this summer, M&J is showing you how to look super chic on budget, this time we’re doing it with your shoes. Sandal flats are a must have for the summer, but buying several pair of embellished sandals can get costly. So we purchased a pair inexpensive shoes and embellished them four different ways. Here are some simple DIY’s that will set your feet apart from all the rest.

Look One – Jeweled Embellishment

Materials

Directions

  • Step1: Hot glue the motif on to a piece of suede fabric.
  • Step 2: Cut along off the extra fabric and mesh around the appliqué
  • Step 3: Hot glue or hand stitch the appliqué to the top of each sandal.

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Look Two – Ruffled Flats


Materials:

Directions:

  • Step 1: Cut the pleated trim in half for each shoe.
  • Step 2: Hot glue the pleated taffeta onto the leather trim of the shoe

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Chained Flats

Materials

  • 10 inches of 15mm Metal Mesh Chain Item# 44522 (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
  • Hot glue gun /Thread&Needle
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Step1: Cut the trim in half both pieces should be 5 inches long
  • Step2: Hot glue only the discs onto the leather trim of the shoe. *Not the chain.

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Look Four – Studded Flats

Materials

Directions:

  • Step 1: Iron one appliqué to a piece of suede fabric, then iron a second as seen in the photo above. One appliqué for your shoe is made
  • Step2 : Hot glue the finished appliqué to the leather trim of the sandal

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Adorn Your Own Shoes

By Goldie

I would like to share with you a quick way to adorn a pair of shoes with Sequin Rosebuds.  This project can be used to spruce up an old pair or class up a recent purchase.

Directions:

Start by choosing which trim you would like to use, M&J has a plethera of colors to choose from. Choose which part of the shoe you would like to embellish and stitch in place.  If you are applying your trim to elastic as I did,  you must cut your rosebuds into separate pieces so that the elastic can still be stretched.  Then stitch them close together so your separate pieces look like the original trim.

Dressing Up Your Little Black Shoe

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By Milton

Rhinestone encrusted shoes are still running strong, ladies. This season the trend has graduated from decorating the tips of simple flats and moved on to high heels. The real deal is off the charts in affordability for most of you and the less expensive versions of this fashion movement are likely to be stocked with plastic jewels. And yes, you can tell the difference.

If you want the look without the price tag, it¹s only a few steps away, no pun intended. All you need is a simple pair of heels and Swarovski sew-on or flat-back jewels in the color or colors of your choice.

I created an example using Swarovski Sew-on jewels from their new line of cosmic colors. You are sure to turn some heads when your heel-clad feet are reflecting the city lights at night.

Some other alternatives are glass sew-on jewels. They’ll also give your heels a little glamor.