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.
Felt (stiffened or regular)
Sequins, glitter, etc (optional)
Hot glue gun (optional)
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.
Cut out your shapes, then mark where you want to put the lace holes.
Use a hole punch to make holes in the felt for the shoe laces.
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.
Put the shoelaces through your shoe bling. You’re done! It’s seriously that easy.
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.
Annie loved the shoe bling, but was especially excited that James had a pair, too.
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!