close up of jewels on elastic fixed to shoes

Decorative & Removable Jewelled Shoe DIY

black shoes with jewelled cross bar

Whilst browsing Instagram last week I saw and fell in love with these jewelled shoes on HannahFGales instagram feed. They were by Kurt Geiger and alas, even though they were reduced from £60 to £30 I felt that I didn’t really need any more shoes in my life!

black shoes on feet with jewelled cross bar

I did have an idea though! I had a very similar pair of plain black shoes and some craft supplies lying around, (thank god for hoarding) so why not try to make my own. Here we go…

What you will Need

A pair of black pumps

Black elastic 2cm wide

Black thread and a beading needle

Sew on jewels

Dot and Dab black hook and hoop stickers


How to Make

Make sure your shoes are clean and dry, cut two lengths of black elastic. To get the length, wear your shoes and wrap the elastic over your foot, remember to account for the elastic that will be inside your shoe.

craft supplies including velcro dots, thread, scissors and jewels

Stick two of the hook and hoop circles inside your shoes, use the softer of the hook and hoop circles then if you wear the shoes without the attachments they won’t be rough on your skin. I did think the hook and loops would need to be hot glued into the shoe but they stuck really well without any extra adhesive.

Ladies hand sticking velcro dot onto black elastic

Add the rough sides of the hook and loop to the ends of your elastic, stick the disks face up so they match up with the inside shoe hook and loops when fixed in place, it’s best to check you are happy with the slack on the elastic when attached to your shoe now, before you sew on the gems.

ladies hand showing jewels sewn onto black elastic

I salvaged these jewels from an old dress I was never going to wear again but you can easily buy them from the internet or a haberdashery shop. Start sewing on the jewels in a line using black thread. I bought some beading needles, these don’t have a thick head on them so can easily pass through beads and jewels. I picked mine up from Tesco for a bargain 33p on sale.

ladies feet wearing black jewelled pumps on monochrome rug

Once you have finished sewing, you are pretty much done, how easy was that, I made mine in under an hour. You can create different versions of this removable shoe decoration and change-up your look on a regular basis. Think I am going to make a pearl version too.

close up of jewels on elastic fixed to shoes

I love that I had all the items I needed for this DIY in my craft room and managed to save myself £30 plus if you add postage. If you upcycle your shoes with these , I would love to see so tag me on @i_heart_maggie  for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.


Claire X

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