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Add Pizzazz to Your Shoes!

December 14th, 2010

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Reading through my favorite design blogs, I spotted these adorable chiffon pom-pom shoe clips from Ban.do. I love the idea of simply clipping on a little something to your favorite pair of ballet flats or pumps to give them new life. You could switch them out depending on the season or your color preferences!

…And since we’re crafty people here, I figured, why not see how to make our own version? I did a little research online and found that you can purchase shoe clip blanks (just type the term into Google or your favorite search engine to find resources), designed to let you attach your own doodads on top.

Need some ideas? Add fun pom-poms made of yarns like Vanna’s Glamour (for a little glitz), Vanna’s Choice (for 57 different color options), or even a felted ball out of Fishermen’s Wool. Use our StitchFinder to knit or crochet flowers! Make bows with i-cord! Make crochet buttons and attach them! The sky’s the limit, when it comes to ways to individualize this idea with yarn!

Let us know if you try this idea! We’d love to see what you come up with!

Ban.do via Oh Joy!

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  • Oldlinda

    In the summer, on my sandals- maybe. On dress shoes- not a chance!

  • http://ShoeClips.Biz Lynn

    Here is an idea for a smaller, dainty crocheted flower that could be used for brides:
    http://shoeclips.biz/crocheted_flower_shoe_clips.aspx

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  • JAL

    While I don’t love the pom-poms in this article, I do love the idea of shoe clips and can’t wait to try to make my own!
    Thank you, Lynn, for the link that you gave us. What great styles they have! I might have to buy some…

  • JAL

    While I don’t love the pom-poms in this article, I do love the idea of shoe clips and can’t wait to try to make my own!
    Thank you, Lynn, for the link that you gave us. What great styles they have! I might have to buy some…

  • http://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/Bathroom-Suites.aspx Hilywatson

    Wow its great…its looks pretty nice…totally changed the pattern…this idea should be implemented. Thanks a lot.