The other day while I was at the doctor’s office which is actually in a very fancy mall. As I was window shopping on my way through, I looked into Miu Miu’s window and was enchanted by the lovely heels I saw. As I kept stargazing, I realized, Wait! I could totally make these. Again, I will repeat my DIY mantra: I only conduct easy DIYs, and this one was exactly just that. Super. Simple. I quite like how I jazzed up this pair of heels, and with a very versatile addition like this, I can swap out different ribbons to accentuate my outfits! Let’s just say it pays to window shop! Right?!
DIY: MIU MIU RIBBON HEELS
1. GATHER THE SUPPLIES.
Four main items are needed for this DIY: are a pair of heels (any color would do), a leather hole puncher, 2 grommets, and some ribbon. Also, I used glue, a pin to clean my leather hole puncher, and a pen to widen my punctured hole. Next time I visit my local craft store, I plan to go wild with the ribbon and buy all sorts of colors.
2. PUNCH A HOLE IN THE SIDE OF EACH SHOE.
This was the easiest part. Just make sure to punch the outside of the heel and try to get close to the same spot for each shoe.
3. INCREASE THE HOLE WIDTH.
The hole puncher I used could only make a 4.5 mm hole at its largest setting. So I grabbed a writing pen and stuck it through the hole, enlarging it bit by bit.
4. ADD GLUE AND GROMMET AND PRESS.
Add glue to the entire hole are and then add the grommet. Then press with your fingers for about a minute. This glue dries quickly–which is nice, but it means you need to act fast.
5. LET THE GLUE DRY AND THEN CLEAN UP THE SQUIGGLIES.
The glue will dry pretty well within 15-20 minutes. Don’t worry about being messy with this glue. It easily cleans up with a light rub of the fingers. The squiggles come right off. Plus, the ribbon will be going through the grommet, so if there is glue in the hole, it will never be seen.
6. INSERT THE RIBBON, THEN FOOT, AND TIE!
The shoe is finished! Just add the ribbon, put on the shoe, and tie the ribbon around your ankle. Next time, when I go to get more ribbon, I will make my strands longer so that I can wrap around one more time and tie a proper bow.
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY!
There’s no way I would be able go all day in a pair of heels. That type of shoe has unfortunately not made an appearance in my work day–yet! What I actually wore with this outfit was a pair of black converse. But! If I had it my way, I would have worn my DIY Miu Miu ribbon heels all day long.
*This post has been linked up to #iwillwearwhatilike.