DIY Cute Flats

I’m not going to pretend that I am all money-savery.

I’m not.  Especially when it comes to shoes.

BUT I do have my fair share of cheapy flats.

For some reason, flats just aren’t something I have ever spent big money on.

I’m not above it, I covet my fair share of Tory Burch, but I just have never been able to make the splurge.


So today I am going to show you how to spruce up your busted up Payless Flats.

Make them Tory Burch-esque.


Kristan has wanted THESE flats for a while now…

They are adorable, aren’t they?

Well, since I don’t have a husband quite as cool about expensive shoes as she does, I decided to give an old pair of flats a similar look.

Here’s what I did…

Now I will preface this by saying that I was going to throw these flats out…not because there was anything wrong with them, but because I haven’t worn them in a few years.  Downsizing and all that.

But I changed my mind after a quick trip to the craft store where I found these…

They were on the sale rack for $2 each.  I snatched them up with my old silver flats in mind.

Now I know you can buy shoe clips or magnets…but I didn’t.  I have pretty much zero patience.

AND since I was going to throw the shoes out anyway, why not do something a little more…err..permanent?

Enter krazy glue.

Yes, I did it.

A simple swipe of krazy glue and new shoes were mine.

What do you think?

OK, now.

Let’s just say you don’t want to permanently change your shoes.

I get it…

Let’s go a different route.

I bought some pretty glittery material and made flowers, just like I did HERE, only scaled down in size slightly.  You could also make a smaller version of THIS and it would be just as cute!

I used a pin, like this one on the back…

…but you could also buy shoe clips like THESE if you didn’t want to pole holes in your shoes.

Once I glued the pin to the back of my flower with hot glue I attached them to my shoe…

Cute right?

Here’s the before and after on another pair…

Totally versatile.

Totally cheap.

Totally easy.

And totally cute.

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    Paula Chaffin says:

    Wow, you are all re-purposey aren’t you!! Those are great!!

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    Melissa says:

    Cool. I own 1 pair of shoes & 1 pair of flip flops. Guess I’ll look for a pair of cheapy flats to spruce up.

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    Christina says:

    Wow these look great. A little spiffing up sure had a big impact. Great job.

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    Giselle says:

    I’m the same way….I’ll spend a fortune on a pair of heels…..but never flats. These are super adorable. I have a few cheap flats in the closet I was going to throw out, but I’m going to try this for sure. Those are really cute!

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    Jocelyn says:

    Totally awesome “new” shoes!!! I need to go dig through some of my old flats and see what I can come up with:-)

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    sue nelson says:

    These turned out way too cute.

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    Hayley says:

    My mom goes gaga for frills and ruffles (it’s genetic, obviously) so I’m definitely going to jazz up one of her old pairs with these ideas. Awesome tutorial!!

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