Shoe clips used to be a thing of the past but are recently making quite the come back as yet another way to change the look of your shoes in an economically-friendly way. There are many companies out there trying to make it in the shoe clip business, and some are doing quite well. The only foreseeable issue that may deter the success of a shoe clip is exactly how the clip is attached.
Many shoe clip designers are using hinged metal pieces with prong grips which is the standard in shoe clips, but there is always the worry that the clip may in some way damage the material of the shoe. If you’re accessorizing new shoes, it may be a risk you are willing to take. If you’re dolling up a pair of old and worn shoes however, what’s the worry? Photo credit MrsPriss.com
Regardless of all the ‘what-ifs’ associated with shoe clips, they are a great idea when it comes to shoe accessories. Many beautifully handmade shoe clips or the clip hardware itself can be found on Etsy.com, and across many other pages on the internet. The best shoe clips, however, are the ones you design and make yourself. What’s better than your personal touch to a great idea?!
There are several ways you can make your own shoe clips, the following is just one of many. This particular shoe clip do-it-yourself project is listed on MrsPriss.com but here’s the basic gist of what to do. First, you’re going to need to gather your materials.
You are going to need:
- A small round object such as a small cup (about 3-inches in diameter)
- Glue Gun
- Chiffon (in a color of y0ur choice)
- Needle and Thread
- 2 Shoe clips
- 2 small pieces of felt
Here is what to do:
- Trace about 16 circles on the chiffon with the cup face down, using the pencil to trace.
- Cut out the circles.
- Starting with one circle, fold the circle in half, and then in half again.
- Run the needle and thread through the point that you’ve made at the bottom.
- Repeat the folding process and string those onto the same thread as the previous. You’ll have a total of 8 folded circles on one thread. Knot the thread a couple of times to secure.
- Flip the cluster over and take the felt and glue it onto the back, then glue on one of the shoe clips. Let dry and you now have 1 shoe clip!
- Repeat steps 3 through 6 to make the second and you will soon have a your very own set of shoe clips!
DIY shoe accessory projects are a great way to update your shoes without spending a lot of money. A few materials are all you need to make a variety of shoe clip accessories for all of your favorite shoes!
Photo credit MrsPriss.com