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DIY Fringe Heels

Accessories, DIY  /   /  By Aimee Santos

Our DIY blogger is Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, one of the best maker blogs we know.

I used to think fringe was reserved for flapper dresses and boho accessories. After seeing my favorite designers, from Chloe to Proenza Schouler, reinvent it and and give it a high fashion twist, I can’t seem to get enough of it. Here, I show you how to add a touch of fringe to a pair of heels. It’s the perfect way to complete a look for a night out.

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MATERIALS:

STEPS:

1.  If your ankle-strap heels do not have a center t-strap, you can make one using plain, fringe-free, faux suede trim, about 1.5 inches wide. Measure the distance between your ankle strap and toe strap, then cut out 2 pieces of suede trim measuring 1” longer. (You need 2 pieces so you have one for each shoe.) Using the E6000 adhesive, glue the trim onto the ankle and toe straps, leaving ½” extra at the top and bottom. Now, fold this extra part over the ankle and toe straps and glue into place. There—now you have a wide center t-strap! Next, cut 8 pieces of fringe trim the same width as your t-strap. (That’ll make 4 pieces of fringe for each shoe.)

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2. Add a quarter size amount of E6000 onto the paper plate. Using your chopstick, add a small amount of adhesive onto the back of the cut fringe.

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3. Place onto the bottom of the t-strap. Make sure the end of the fringe meets the edge of the toe strap.

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4. Glue 3 more pieces of fringe onto the t-strap. Space them out equally, layering the fringe for the best effect. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 for the second shoe.

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2 Comments
 
  1. Arnette Wilson March 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    THAT WAS SO COOL AND SIMPLE, THANK YOU.

  2. Tammy July 18, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Love it simple and easy! Thank you!

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