DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog
Over the past several months, heels of any sort have been out of the question due to my hip injury.  Now that I am on the mend after surgery, thoughts of slipping on a pair of heels are in my sights.

Two paid of heels that are currently waiting for me in my closet are the Christian Siriano Kactus Fringe Pump in Cognac and Brash Hyper Caged Pump in Nude, both from Payless Shoe Source.  While I love these shoes, I wanted to add a bit of embellishment to them to make them showstoppers.

So without further ado, here are the step-by-step tutorials:

FRINGE

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Before & After

I have already worn these fringes beauties a couple of times on the blog, and while I liked how they looked, I was still longing for a fuller, more fringe-y look.  In other words, I want to give them hair extensions.

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

For supplies and tools I gathered up some brown suede fringe trim from the “by the yard” section at Hobby Lobby, flexible fabric glue, scissors, and clips.

Step 1: Cut 4 pieces of fringe in 3 1/2″ lengths.

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Step 2: Clip up the existing fringe to expose the lower strap.

Step 3: Put a bead of glue across the top of the cut portion of fringe trim.

Step 4: Apply the glued trim to the lower strap and release the clip to let the existing fringe lay down.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the upper strap and attach clips to secure trim as glue dries.

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Step 6: Remove the clips after glue dries.  Ok, let’s be real, I was not pleased with the indentations that the clips left as well as still not being satisfied with the fringe fullness, so if you do not want to use clips, I totally get you.

Step 7: Cut four more 3 1/2″ length pieces of trim, but this time cut off half of the fringe.  Attach the trim just like in steps 2-5.  I refrained from using clips this time around and now am loving all the fringe-y goodness.

I cannot wait until I can wear these!

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog
DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

 

STUDS

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Before & After

During my time of anticipating my hip surgery, I ordered these snake print pumps as a kind of prize for when I could wear heels again.  I actually had the idea to add pyramid studs to them prior to purchasing them and I am excited to show you how I did it.

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

The supplies and tools I used for doing these is pyramid studs (I found these “Fashion Tidbits” in a bronzy, antique gold finish at Hobby Lobby), Crazy Glue, needle nose pliers, pencil, tape measure, paper plate, and highligher pen.

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Step 1: Bend in the prongs on 16 studs per shoe with pliers.

Step 2: Measure and mark with a pencil where the studs are to be placed.
DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Step 3: Draw a small area of your paper plate with highligher and let it dry (this is so you can see the clear glue when you put it down, otherwise it gets lost).  Squeeze out a dollop of crazy glue out over the colored part.  Taking one stud with pliers, dip the back side into the glue.

Step 4: Immediately place the glued stud onto the shoe onto the pre-determined and marked locations.  Press the stud down with your fingers to ensure contact.  This glue dried really fast, so move as quickly as possible.

I am beyond pleased with how these turned out and are even better than I expected.  This is yet another pair of shoes that I can’t wait to wear as soon as I am physically able.

DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog
DIY: 2 Shoe ReFashions with Fringe and Studs | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Today’s Postivity Note

Seek peace & pursue it. Psalm 34:14

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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14 comments

  1. I don’t think the fringes would work for me (I imagine my dogs trying to chew it off as I walked!) but I absolutely love the studs! And they will both look great on you – hope you are fully recovered soon!

    1. Haha! I can totally envision that. 🙂 Thankfully my dog is not interested in them. I was thinking that the studs can be done on flats as well, so if I ever find a pair that needs embellishing, I have plenty of studs left.

      Thank you for your words Teresa, I am doing really good on my recovery and each day is just a little better than the one before.

      Janeane

  2. I have honestly never thought about trying a DIY project with shoes, but now I’m having all sorts of ideas! Thanks for the inspiration, and both of these turned out beautifully!

    1. Ya! I am so glad I am being of some inspiration to you. 🙂 If you create something, let me know, I would love to see. And great idea on the clothespins, they have less torque.

      Janeane

  3. Great DIY and you sure opened my eyes to get out the shoe boxes from under the bed. Thanks for the inspiration & get better soon so we can see them on the blog.

    1. Yes, I have already been looking what else I can do too! Let me know what creations you come up with. And I am so pleased with how I am recovering after surgery and you will see me wearing these proudly soon I hope.

      Janeane

    1. Thank you so much for sharing Suzanne! I was very pleased with how they turned out and am already looking at some of my other shoes to see what I can do. I can’t wait to see what you come up with yourself.

      Janeane

  4. This is an amazing DIY, you could totally do both with any similar pair of heels. But I have to say that the pyramid stud ones are my favorite because I’ve seen so many of those type of shoes and love the way they look but I can never find them in my price range. So this is a great option for me to try!

    ❤ Nina |CurvyMod

    1. I was thinking the same thing! I have several shoes that I am thinking need a little spruce up and the studs can be applied in so many ways. And you are a girl after my own heart with the budget thing. These fill a gap that I have been missing because I love those type of pricey shoes too. I would love to see if you make a version of your own!

      Janeane

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