As I was perusing Facebook today I noticed Heyday was doing a give away of the most glamorous set of Christmas shoe clips. I thought it would be such a fun and easy DIY so I went right out and tried to recreate them. If you notice, the original clips are glittery holly. So cute. Unfortunately there was exactly zero holly at Michaels! Well, at least holly that had large berries like the ones shown. But I found a branch of pretty red flowers with fake glittery snow on them, and I thought they would also work.
I started by cutting two of the flowers off the stem as close to the bottom of the flower as possible. This flower has only two parts: The petals and the stamen, so I knew I didnt need to glue the two together because I would be hot gluing the leaf to the bottom of the flower and that would incorporate everything together.
You might not be able to tell but I hot glued the leaf onto the flower. Then I let it cool.
Finally I glued the clip (which is a hair clip I purchased at Sally’s) to the flower. You need to remember two things:
- You should have the smooth part of the clip away from the flower and the part that sticks up attached to the flower
- The clip needs to be covered by the leaf or it will be seem on your shoe, and that wouldn’t be cute.
When I was done I tried the clips on a few different pairs of shoes. Some were comfortable with the clip, others not so much. So be sure to test the clip before you decide on which shoes to wear. I thought they were perfect on these white heels and on my Miss L. Fire green pair that I got this summer.
The cool thing about this DIY is they can also be worn in your hair! Twice the fun.
For those of you who want to recreate the original shoe clips, I had planned on painting some fake holly using the Martha Stewart glitter paint and then use the same method to attach to the clips.
That’s all there is to it! If any of you kittens actually end up making a set of shoe clips, be sure to send me pictures.