DIY: Bow Slippers

11/22/11

DIY slippers / house shoes

I finally broke down and found a new pair of house shoes to replace my unbelievably cute Fossil ballet slippers that are only holding themselves together by hopes and prayers. I was on a mission to find both durable and cute house shoes, but instead I found that cute and durable don’t really exist together unless you’re willing to forfeit eating in order to pay for the ones that do have both qualities. Alas, I settled for Target… and then some cute ribbon and paint…

things you'll need

Things you’ll need:

  • Gromets/Eyelets
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Choice of ribbon
  • Paint
  • Cork topper

diy slippers / house shoes

1. Use the chalk to map out where you’d like your pattern to be before you paint. If you want to do polka dots also, use the cork stopper dipped in a thin layer of paint to create nearly perfect circles. I chose to paint with a bronze color, and I also added a few extra touches to the back of the slippers (see below).

2. Use the chalk once again to placement mark the placement for your gromets.

3. Use scissors to create holes just a bit smaller than the size of your gromets. To be honest, cutting the holes was the hardest part for me because the slippers were so thick. It basically just takes a little elbow grease (if you have a secret for this, fill me in!).

4. Insert the gromets, and then string your ribbon through.

Voila!

diy slippers

Total Cost: $15!

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Oh, and most importantly, the winner for last week’s Shabby Apple Giveaway is –

shabby apple giveaway winner

Congrats Taylor! E-mail me!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to enter the giveaway. Your support for Sugar & Cloth means more to me than I can say! Everyone has to start somewhere, and I’m glad that you’re part of the journey with me!

All of my love, Ash.

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5 thoughts on “DIY: Bow Slippers

  1. Taylor Smith

    Ashley! I tried to click the “email” link but it kept switching to some other page in the middle of typing so I’m not sure if you got my email or not. So I thought I would leave you a comment just incase! I’m super excited, let me know what else I need to do! :)
    Taylor

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  2. Hilary

    I love the slippers!! Super cute, I showed all my friends here at UNC as these are a great homemade gift for all my friends that have little girls that want to make something cute (and inexpensive) for their friends, and even one is going to make them for her teacher!! How cute!

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