Tag: Shoes

Halloween Shoes DIY Roundup

When it comes to Halloween costumes, the component that is usually left untouched is the footwear! We have a feeling that that’s because people are intimidated to DIY with shoes, but fret not DIYers! The internet is chock full of easy DIYs that will step up your costume game, literally. Here are a few of our favorite shoe DIYs for those who would like to delve into costume shoe customization.

Boot DIYThis boot DIY is perfect for costumes that require boots in hard-to-find colors or superhero boots!

Paw Costume Feet DIYWe have to give this DIY a round a ap-paws for allowing us to make a cute pair of costume paws.

Spooky Skeleton ShoeKeep it simple and spooky with a pair of DIY Skeleton Canvas Shoes!

zapatos4Last but certainly not least, witch costumes are a Halloween staple, so it only makes sense that we would feature these awesome DIY Witch Heels!

Halloween DIY: Frozen Fantasy Shoe

This year almost everyone was obsessed with an icy cool animated film, and we have yet to “let it go”. This year, embrace that Arctic-freezing fashion with your Halloween costume! Learn how to make a shoe that’s worthy of an ice princess. Not the princess you had in mind? Check out our Fiction and Fantasy Halloween Shop for everything you need to create the most magical costume of all!

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What You’ll Need:

Pumps with clear siding

Crystal Meridian Blue

Sapphire

Light Sapphire

Crystal

Crystal AB

14mm Round Jewel With 2 Holes

24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel With Holes

E6000

Crystal KatanaDSC_06201. Decide on the pattern you want to create on your shoes.

DSC_06322. Use up the larger stones and pieces first. This ensures that you will have space for them.

DSC_06433. Hold each stone in place for a few seconds so that the stones don’t slip down the shoe.

DSC_06474. Let dry overnight before wearing.DSC_0701

Stylish Spring Shoe DIY Roundup

The weather is fine, the sun is out, and it’s so close to summer you can actually taste the sea salt in the air. If you haven’t already, now may be the best time to banish those tall boots! Don’t have enough shoe options for spring? Don’t worry! These DIY options are perfect solution to your footwear woes.

DIY Gladiator Sandals from A Pair and A Spare

These gladiator sandals are definitely for the bold and stylish. Imagine walking down the beach in these!

Blue Lace Flats DIYJazz up a plain pair of flats with some fun colored lace!

Patterned Flats from Amy New NostalgiaAll you need to embellish these cute flats is a pair of basic white shoes and a marker. Think of the possibilities!

Glitter Sneaker from Teen VogueThese glittered sneakers are just the thing to wear on a sunny day! Your feet will certainly be attention-grabbing!

Ombre Sneakers from M&J TrimmingWe’ve made quite a few warm-weather shoes ourselves, and these ombre flats are perfect for a stroll in Central Park!

DIY: Faux Fur Slippers

During the winter you want your toes to be cozy and warm, but you also want your feet looking fashionable! So what’s a girl to do when the only slipper options leave something to be desired? DIY them of course! This simple and easy DIY only takes about 30 minutes to complete, but the transformation is incredible!

Slipper Upgrade DIY from M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Slippers

Beaded Trim With Fur Edge #57507

50mm Faux Fur Cordedge #34274

Needle

Thread

Scissors

Slipper Upgrade DIY Measuring Faux Fur Trim from M&J Trimming

1. Measure your fur trim across the top of the slipper, leaving an extra inch on both sides.

Slipper Upgrade DIY Wrapping Faux Fur Trim from M&J Trimming

2. Fold over the extra inch on one side, and sew your way across the top of the slipper. Repeat the same fold over the opposite end.

Slipper Upgrade DIY Cutting Fabric Tape from M&J Trimming

3. Cut the black fabric tape off of your faux fur cordedge.

Slipper Upgrade DIY Measuring Fabric Tape from M&J Trimming

4. Wrap the faux fur cordedge around the back of the slipper, and cut off any excess.Slipper Upgrade DIY Sewing Faux Fur Cordedge from M&J Trimming5. Sew the cordedge across the back of the slipper with the ends of the cordedge sewn behind the faux fur trim.

Furry Slipper Upgrade from M&J Trimming

See what we mean? These slippers are lush, luxe, and if their soles weren’t as soft as clouds, you might even want to wear them out! Grab your materials and get ready to lounge in style!

DIY: Nutcracker-Inspired Ballet Slipper

Every winter we become completely inspired by the festive sights of the City. The Nutcracker Ballet is one of those seasonal treasures that continues to dazzle and amaze us with each passing year. We wanted to take some of the magic from the show, and infuse it into our DIY, and what better to make than a pair of bedazzled ballet flats?

Nutcracker Ballet Flats Materials

1.5” Bugle & Seed Beaded Leaf Trim (Silver) #14758

7/8” Single Face Stain Ribbon (Silver)  #00298

Embroidered Beaded Rhinestone Trim (Silver) #36631

Light Rose Flat Back SS20

Light Rose Flat Back SS30

Light Peach Flat Back SS34

Light Colorado Topaz SS34

Crystal SS20

Scissors

Glue

Ballet Flat Shoe

Cutting Rhinestone Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

1. Cut two ovals off of your rhinestone trim.

Gluing Rhinestone Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

2. Glue them going down the center of the tip of the shoe.

Cutting Beaded Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

3. Cut two leaves off of your Bugle & Seed Beaded Leaf Trim.

Gluing Beaded Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat
4. Glue your leaf pieces onto the back of the shoe in a mirrored pattern. 

Gluing Rhinestones for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

5. Take your assorted rhinestone flat backs, and glue them sporadically in the front and back.

Cutting Ribbon for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

6. Cut  the satin ribbon evenly in half. You will probably need a yard for each side.

Gluing Ribbon for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

7. Glue onto the inside of the shoe towards the heel.

Finished Nutcracker-Inspired Ballet Flat

Your flats are complete, and you look like the prima ballerina! These are a perfect holiday gift for little girls too! Will you be making this DIY? Let us know!

Top 5 DIY Oxfords

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

DIY Inspiration: Animal Flats

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

Top 5 Shoe DIYs

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

DIY: Swarvoski Button Bridal Shoes

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By Julissa

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.

Buttons used:

Materials

  • Semi-Flush Cutter, Style # 44059 (1.800.9.mjtrim)

Directions:

  • 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.

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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