EXHIBIT A: a rather scruffy looking pair of plain, Primark brogues
you will be needing
+lace up shoes (heels, wedges, brogues, creepers)
+ribbon (two preferably but you can cut them)
+needles and thread (for threading the ribbon through laces holes)
Firstly you need to remove the existing laces on your chosen shoes. As you undo them, try to remember the pattern in which the laces go through the laces holes so as you can copy this with the ribbon. Otherwise you can find yourself in a bit of a pickle and with a rather messy looking shoe.
Then take a ribbon of any colour and texture (but preferably fairly thin - for your own good, believe me!) and attach a needle to each end of the ribbon. This is OPTIONAL, you can thread the ribbon through by hand, but with thicker ribbons the needle makes the job a lot easier and quicker - which we like!
Now begin poking the ribbon through the laces holes to form the same (or different if your feeling adventurous) pattern. This may take some force as ribbon is a lot thicker than laces but with patience and a bit of elbow grease, it should work.
Et voila! We have our very girly, upcycled shoes. You can choose to keep the bow or tuck in the laces for a less 'pretty' look.
You can do this with different coloured ribbons or even lace to stop the need to throw out your old shoes.
Thanks so much for reading, I love hearing from you all!