Shoe clips are great for dressing up a pair of shoes. They allow you to inexpensively change the look of shoes you already own (which is very "make do and mend"). You could also customize a pair of shoe clips to exactly match a special outfit. You can buy blank shoe clips to decorate (Etsy has sellers that carry them), but here is another alternative. This has to be one of the easiest tutorials I have ever done...
You will need:
A large pair of clip-on earrings
A glue gun
Glue a small loop of ribbon to the inside centre back of your clips.
And you're done. See? I told you it was easy.
|Before: Cute but a little plain|
|After: The clips really jazz up the shoes. They also allow them to be worn with both |
cool and warm brown tones (rather than just cool brown tones).
I love this idea! I often see the prettiest clip ons but they are so big they'd look silly on my ears. Next time, I'll have to grab them and make shoe clips. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for vintage shoe clips. Come on over!! :) xReplyDelete
Very good idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you for this post! :))
Thanks, this a a great use for clip ons, I see them at jumble sales, don't really wear earrings so pass them by. Shoe clips! Ideal use for them!ReplyDelete
I suppose you could make designs from scratch and get the earring backs from a craft supplier? (I don't know why I am making things harder for myself, that's very me!! Doh!).
@Perdita: You can buy actual shoe clip backs from some places. I've seen them for sale on Etsy before, and some craft stores might carry them as well. They might secure a little better than earring clip backs.ReplyDelete
Love it! I have shoe clip supplies but kinda fell off and haven't made any..this is super easy and inspirational :DReplyDelete
Love the color of these clips!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and clever! xoxoReplyDelete