DIY Shoe Bows

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 160 1

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Shoes: Boutique 9 with DIY Bows. Scarf: J.Crew. Coat: J.Crew. Handbag: Coach Penny Bag. Jeans: H&M. Sunglasses: ZeroUV.

 

Pretty heels with bows are a huge trend right now.  Just about every shoe brand has their own version in stores as we speak.  I bought the cutest pair from Nine West (seen here) and I’m really loving this Steven by Steve Madden version as well.  I was hesitant to buy too many pairs of bow pumps because I’m not sure if it’s a style that I will continue to love in the next few years.  So, when I was browsing through Michael’s, my favourite store for craft inspiration, and I came across these adorable over-sized bow hair accessories, I immediately started to think of ways that I could attach these to a pair of shoes.

 

Okay, technically this is a DIY because I did “do-it myself”, however, this has to be the most simple DIY ever.  All I did was take the pre-made bows and use my trusty Scotch Double Sided Tape to affix them to the shoes. . . done. . . super simple. . .easy peasy!  I spent some time trying to find the perfect clip to attach the bows to my shoes, similar to embellished shoe clips you can buy already made, however I was concerned that the clips would leave indentations on my shoes.  I opted for the Scotch Double Sided Tape because “I put that s*&% on everything!”  (Quick…first person to name the company who uses that slogan gets brownie points!)  Seriously though, I use Scotch tape on all types of fabrics, including silk.  The thought did pop into my mind that it might damage the patent leather, however, they were stuck securely in place all day, and were easily removed at night without the slightest mark left on the shoes.

 

The best part of this temporary DIY is that I can reuse the bows for other things as well.  I purchased the matching clips and I think I will next try to clip them to a pair of turquoise leather gloves for a cute, girly look.  Another option is to make your own bows, however, unless you have a ribbon cutter, the ends may start to fray.  I have a ribbon cutter on my wish list for the next time I have a coupon for Michael’s.

 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far, and I want to give all of you a huge cyber hug and thank you for your incredible support!

 

 

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160 Comments
  • Alice
    March 20, 2013

    The bows are such a nice touch. Great DIY project! And great idea on the double sided tape.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks so much Alice! I seriously use double sided tape for one thing or another almost on a daily basis. 🙂

  • RoselyC
    March 20, 2013

    I like all the shades of blue you have going on. And the bows look lovely, what a great idea to change up your shoes.

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks so very much Rosely! 🙂

  • Emily
    March 20, 2013

    Oh my goodness, could you be any cuter! I LOVE the DIY bows. The heels are pretty fabulous.

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Ha ha ha, you are too sweet…thank you Emily! 🙂

  • anngelik
    March 20, 2013

    Lovely outfit and I love the shoes, great DIY!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks so very much Anngelik! 🙂

  • Andréa
    March 20, 2013

    Love the bows! I am currently wanting bows on everything and love them on shoes.

    -Andréa


    VA DARLING

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks so much Andréa. . . me too! 🙂

  • Always Maylee
    March 20, 2013

    How adorable are the bows on your shoes!? LOVE. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Aww, thanks Yi-chia! 🙂

  • Star White
    March 20, 2013

    What a fun idea! Totally giving it a try! You know how much I love bows!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Ha ha ha, yes I do! Thanks so much Star! 🙂

  • Rachel
    March 20, 2013

    I’m going off to do this TONIGHT! HOLY ADORABLE SHOES! I have been lusting over those Steve Maddens as well!

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks so much Rachel!

  • thehautecookie
    March 20, 2013

    i love the bows on your shoes! so cute! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks Sooae! 🙂

  • Becky Loose From The
    March 20, 2013

    I can’t believe these are DIY! they look so couture! love it!

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

    • Jenny
      March 20, 2013

      Aww, thanks so very much Becky! 🙂

  • Rachel
    March 20, 2013

    How cute is this!? You’re amazing Jenny!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much Rachel! 🙂

  • Donna
    March 20, 2013

    Love, love, love absolutely love everything about this outfit!!! 🙂
    I myself have a pair of shoes with bows, but only one! This is a great DIY!!!
    Hope you’re enjoying Toronto Fashion Week.

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thank you so very much Donna! Yes, I’m having such a great time at Fashion Week. I’ll definitely share some photos next week! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Ania
    March 20, 2013

    amazing shoes <3

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Ania! 🙂

  • Diane
    March 20, 2013

    Perfect way to combine resourcefulness and style!!! Love it! (I too love Michaels!!!)

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Diane! Seriously, what’s NOT to love about Michaels…such a great store! 🙂

  • delightful ideas
    March 20, 2013

    thats super cute that you added these bows to your shoes! love it

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    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Kodi
    March 20, 2013

    SUCH a cute idea! I think I’m going to have to pick up some bows to add to my plain pumps.

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Kodi! I would love to see what they look like! 🙂

  • Beth
    March 20, 2013

    Frank’s Hot Sauce! Am I the first one to say it?

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, yes, you are the winner! 🙂 Well, the winner of some brownie points and bragging rights. 🙂 Thanks Beth!

  • amy
    March 20, 2013

    Apparently I need to invest in some double sided tape! Adorable! Where did you find the bows?

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    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha, yes, you definitely need to! The bows are from Michael’s! They are hair accessories.

  • ashleigh
    March 20, 2013

    Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I put that s*#%! on everything! (I get the brownie points!) Very cute, very easy. I love your coat as well.

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, you are right! Thanks Ashleigh! 🙂 Someone beat you but I didn’t approve the comment before you posted yours, so you both win! 🙂

  • Sarah
    March 20, 2013

    Your shoes were on the Today Show today! I don’t know if you get the Today Show in Canada…probably not I guess. But the point is I saw those shoes on TV and I was like, “hey, Jenny has those!” And they are even more awesome now with a bow 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Sarah! Yes, we definitely get the Today Show. Maybe I can YouTube it! So fun!

  • Kenya
    March 20, 2013

    BTW ..I love that commercial, I think its for hot sauce right??? lol

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Yes, for Frank’s Hot Sauce! The commercial is too funny! Thanks Kenya! 🙂

  • Malinda
    March 20, 2013

    The bow idea is great! I did the same thing with hair accessories from Ardenes on some flats on my blog last week 🙂 it’s a great way to change up the look of the shoe and not have to commit 🙂

    Malinda
    Fashionthroughmyiphone82.blogspot.ca

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      I just checked them out…the mint/white combo is adorable! Love how you did it! Thanks so much Malinda!

  • adore to adorn
    March 20, 2013

    This is so adorable. Love the cute bows. The scarf is lovely as well!!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Nancy!

  • Lauren
    March 20, 2013

    Such a great DIY..so pretty and so simple too! Thanks for sharing. Lovely outfit too Jenny 🙂 xo

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Lauren! 🙂

  • alison*elle
    March 20, 2013

    Frank’s Red Hot! Now where are my brownie points? :p

    Love those fun bows, Jenny! Still can’t get over ow beautiful your ombre pumps are.

    xo, alison*elle

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, you definitely get them! Thanks so very much Alison! 🙂

  • cake & valley
    March 20, 2013

    okay first- you have ombre shoes. AMAZING! and love that you taped the bows on! hilarious & genius all at the same time! super fun post!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Now that you say it like that, yes, it is pretty funny! 🙂 Thanks so very much!

  • Meredith
    March 20, 2013

    Such a great and easy DIY Jenny! They look awesome! I’m definitely going to have to try this!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so very much Meredith! 🙂

  • Sophie
    March 20, 2013

    There is a long time I’ve post a comment on yiur blog! Recently you’ve got really nice looks 🙂
    Such an amazing style today! I’m in love with your pumps!
    Xo

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thank you so very much Sophie! I hope you are doing well! 🙂

      • Sophie
        March 23, 2013

        I’m fine thank you! Just a lot of work at the office !

        • Jenny
          March 24, 2013

          I know how that feels…I’ve been swamped at work too! 🙂

  • Alyssa
    March 20, 2013

    These came out unbelievably adorable. And I LOVE the color of the heels. So fun!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Alyssa! 🙂

  • Jenee C.
    March 20, 2013

    You look so pretty Jenny! I love the bows on your pumps. I’m pretty sure bows are resistant to trends, kind of like leopard, polkadots and black and white. I love bows on everything!

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      You are so right, bows are always in style, however, they are just available in every store right now. 🙂 Sometimes it can be hard to find them. Thanks so much Jenee! 🙂

  • Alyssa
    March 20, 2013

    FRANK’S HOT SAUCE!

    Cause as of lately, I’ve become highly addicted to it, and I literally put that ish on everything!

    Using the double sided tape is a genius idea! I’ve always contemplated making show clips, but was hesitant with clips leaving an indentation. Thanks for sharing!

    Alyssa
    Fleur de Lyss

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, I use Frank’s all the time too! I’m loving it in soups right now. Thank you so very much Alyssa! 🙂

  • Kathleen
    March 20, 2013

    Such pretty bows! I love how perfectly they match. Great look and GREAT bow idea!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Kat! 🙂

  • Carmen
    March 20, 2013

    Great shoes and bag and I also like your coat 🙂
    xx

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Carmen! 🙂

  • still being molly
    March 20, 2013

    OMG I LOVE the bows. such a cute detail!!!!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Molly!

  • wadzanai
    March 20, 2013

    what a lovely look!! such a pretty scarf!!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thank you so much!

  • Kelly
    March 20, 2013

    Oh my goodness, how cute! What a great idea!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes
    My 1,000 Follower Giveaway!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Kelly!

  • Tammy Jones
    March 20, 2013

    Wow. The color of the bows seems to match your shoes perfectly. What a great idea!

    Cheers,
    Tammy
    Walking in Pretty Shoes

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Tammy!

  • Kacie
    March 20, 2013

    I love it! I love that it’s temporary too, thats awesome!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Kacie! Yes, the fact that they are temporary is so great!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    March 20, 2013

    Love the shades of blue/mint in this look! Gorgeous DIY bow! I can’t tie bows at all so I’m very impressed by your DIY 🙂

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Kacie! I’m terrible at tying bows too.

  • cake and valley
    March 20, 2013

    these are super cute. there are a lot of these floating around, but yours are the most fabulous. seriously. also love this love this over all look. keep it coming.

    xo.
    cake & valley

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thank you so very much! 🙂

  • CRAVING FOR BARNEYS
    March 20, 2013

    You shoes are to die for!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks! I do love them!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    March 20, 2013

    Love the result ! Great outfit too !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Marie-Eve!

  • Whitley Adkins Hamli
    March 20, 2013

    Way to go Miss Priss… absolutely adorable!!
    Whitley
    http://www.thequeencitystyle.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha ha ha, thank you so much, lovely lady!

  • Tara
    March 20, 2013

    How fun that you added bows!!

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Tara! 🙂

  • Shira
    March 20, 2013

    ummmmm did you just make my favorite shoes even cuter??? LOOOOVVVVEEEEEEEE

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Shira! Hope you have a great vacation!

  • Sandy a la Mode
    March 20, 2013

    in SERIOUS love w/ the shoe bows!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Sandy!

  • shannon
    March 20, 2013

    So, so beautiful. I’m such a fan of bows.
    http://www.shannonheartsblog.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Shannon! 🙂

  • Eider
    March 21, 2013

    Amazing shoes!! Love it! xoox

    http://theeworld.blogspot.com.es

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Eider!

  • Patricia
    March 21, 2013

    Where did you find THOSE AMAZING BOWS???? Your shoes look fabulous with them on!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Patricia! I found them at a craft store called Michael’s.

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    March 21, 2013

    Whatta clever & chic idea bright girl…..I give you an A for resourcefulness & another A for being so chic all the time!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      March 22, 2013

      Aww, you are just the sweetest, Rebecca! Thank you so much!