As we get more into fall, we’re all about the “back to school” style that has us rocking our preppy basics. And the best preppy shoe is the oxford, of course! We want a cute way to update our oxfords this year, so we found the best DIY oxford tutorials to inspire us. Which one would you make?
DIY Metallic Oxfords by I Spy DIY
DIY Neon Oxfords by You Like It? I Made It
DIY Studded Oxfords by Runway DIY
DIY Color Block Oxfords by Minkette
DIY Color Block Oxfords by Syl and Sam
We’ve been obsessed with adorable animal flats for a while, and now we’re realizing that they would be super simple to DIY. Whether you want a cat, mouse, bunny (or any other animal!) on your flats, it could easily be created with some leather scraps, studs, and glue. We can’t wait to create our own pair!
via The Cherry Blossom Girl / The Blonde Salad / Tokyobanhbao / Lovely Pepa
Studs, glitter, paint – you can use pretty much anything to jazz up a drab old pair of shoes. And no one knows this better than bloggers – we love watching them get creative with their shoes. Here’s a few of our favorite shoe DIYs that have been floating around the blogosphere lately.
1. DIY Spiked Heels by A Pair & A Spare
2. DIY Embellished Ankle Straps by Glitter ‘N Glue
3. Kitty Loafer by P.S. I Made This
4. DIY Glitter Sneakers by …Love Maegan
5. DIY Gold Color Block Booties by I Spy DIY
Finding your perfect shoe for your perfect wedding dress can be somewhat difficult. Your either have to have that special luck at finding the perfect shoes for the half the price of what there worth or you have to spend a fortune. So what better way to get those shoes than to do an easy DIY, by making your own shoe with Swarovski buttons. You can take a plain shoe and make it pop out. Here are some inspirations. We’ve bought a pair of inexpensive white shoes and dressed them up with beautiful Swarovski buttons.
- Semi-Flush Cutter, Style # 44059 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
- First use the flush cutter to cut the shanks of the buttons
- apply hot glue on the shoe and a little on the button and stick it on the shoe.
- wait for it to dry, move the button to see if its glued on there good.
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
- 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.
Look Two – Ruffled Flats
- 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
- 10 inches of 15mm Metal Mesh Chain Item# 44522 (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
- Hot glue gun /Thread&Needle
- 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.
Look Four – Studded Flats
- 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
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.
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.