How to DIY frugal but fancy wedding shoes with appliques #Fashion DIY#diy shoes#shoes Posted Jan 7 2016 Guest post by Sarah Kim The comfort of shoes is always a big deal for me — whether I'm going out to the grocery store for a few items or the club for a long five-six hour night out. With wide feet, finding the perfect pair of shoes that are both comfortable and cute is a trying task so I decided to make my own DIY wedding shoes. With so many other things to perfect for the wedding, my shoes started to fall to the bottom of the list. Luckily I was at an outlet store when I saw this $40 pair of shoes just out of my reach. I jumped out of line, grabbed the pair, quickly tried it on, and decided that they would do. My wedding guardian angel and best friend, who had just gotten married a few months before suggested that I spruce my shoes up. I listened to her, and so glad I did, because my DIYed wedding shoes came out looking very pretty in the photos! So here's what I did to make my (all-together) $50 pair of wedding shoes with appliques… I took my boring-but-comfy pair of shoes from Ann Taylor and bought some floral applique from Etsy that would match my dress. Then I positioned the appliques on my shoes — seeing exactly where I wanted them to go. Then used a hot glue gun to glue them down. And that was it! I thought they looked a little weird after I was done, but with the dress, and all of the wedding decor, they looked quite perfect… Now my shoes were both fancy and frugal. Related Post How I made sparkly dream shoes I bought my wedding shoes very early on, and soon became victim to major shoe envy. So I thought, how can I get dream shoes without spending all my money!?… Read More What would you glue on YOUR shoes to save you a bit of cash and add a personal touch? Guest post written by Sarah Kim I am a New Yorker living in Amsterdam who loves to eat my way around the world and craft and create anything that'll fit in my small space, big city life. http://thecitybee.com PREVIOUS Use your favorite book as your guestbook NEXT These Doctor Who Porta-potties make outdoor bathrooms actually FUN Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] How much did the applique cost from Etsy? I probably wouldn't choose that particular one, but the idea of sprucing up less fancy shoes appeals to me. Reply Hi I just wanted to let you know that you can get applique pretty much any stores, even Wal-Mart has a section of " iron on" flowers appliques but you can glue them on your shoes. Or if you happen to have a lace curtain or lace table cloth you could cut what shapes you like and glue pieces on to your shoes. Hope this helps, good luck! Reply They came out gorgeous! Reply I'm doing this same thing with white flats and scrap pieces of lace from my dress. In most cases you can ask for the scrap lace during alterations, I'm making my dress so I'll have plenty of scraps to make matching flats! 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.