Tuesday, 4 October 2011

DIY: BROGUES ft. AUTUMN RIBBON

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!


19 comments:

Rachael said...

awww they are really cute! Love the idea x

london loves said...

looks super cute! got these brogues in about ten colours, they were such a steal!
xxx


London Last Night

*paper* bouquets said...

super cute idea! :)

Vantage Point Vintage said...

Great idea, love it!

Best,
Nicole D http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

Vantage Point Vintage said...

Great idea, love it!

Best,
Nicole D http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

Sarah said...

How cute! The colored ribbon looks adorable.

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mimi said...

that looks great!

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samecookiesdifferent said...

Cute idea darling <3

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Sophie Isobel said...

Really cute! I love the colour of the ribbon :)
x

mestizay said...

What a great idea! It looks so cute and vintage.

mestizay said...

What a great idea! It looks so cute and vintage.

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Meg's Budget Boutique said...

This is a great idea and one I'll defiantly be trying out! I love your blog and you've gained a new follower :) xxx

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Katsuumi said...

Lovely shoes! ;)

Laura said...

I love it! Good work!

Lizzie~ said...

I tagged you in a This or That Make up Tag!

http://awkward-queen.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-or-that-make-up-tag.html

XXX

Also, those shoes look brilliant!

Avocado Sundays said...

cute idea!! never seen this before :)

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Katrina said...

GREAT IDEA!