Five-Minute Shoe Bling

Annie saw shwings the other day and her mind was blown. I’ve heard from friends that they can be a bit of a tripping hazard on younger feet, so I told her I’d make her some shoe bling that was a little safer but still fun. I came across stiffened felt at my local Joann craft store and thought it would be perfect to make fun decorations for James’ and Annie’s shoes. I used stiffened felt, regular felt, and some cute trim to make these, and each pair only took me five minutes, tops. 

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

Felt (stiffened or regular)
Fabric scissors
Fabric pen
Hole punch
Sequins, glitter, etc (optional)
Hot glue gun (optional)

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

Start by drawing two of your desired shapes onto your felt. I traced cookie cutters because, as we all know, I can’t even draw a circle.

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

Cut out your shapes, then mark where you want to put the lace holes.

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

Use a hole punch to make holes in the felt for the shoe laces.

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

At this point, if you want to add any embellishments, go for it! I glued a string of purple sequins onto some regular hot-pink felt.

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

Put the shoelaces through your shoe bling. You’re done! It’s seriously that easy.

shoe bling

I played around with different lacing options until I found the one I liked best. These are tied behind the shoe bling, with the bows tucked under the shoe’s tongue.

5 min shoe bling

Annie loved the shoe bling, but was especially excited that James had a pair, too.

Five-Minute Shoe Bling

James pretty much tried to put them in his mouth the entire time he was wearing the shoes. I chose to take that as a compliment.

Any questions, let me know. Have fun!