DIY (Faux) Fur Pom-Pom Shoe Clips

You’ve heard it a few thousand times: When you’re on a budget, it’s best to stick to the classics and avoid trendy items. As sequin, fringe and just-about-any-other-possible-embellishment enthusiasts, Gwyneth and I find that advice pretty uninspiring. We also think it’s nonsense. Instead, we’d propose that any trend-loving gal-on-a-budget can shop her closet for a classic and get going on a DIY. That’s exactly what we did, and our classic black pumps got an update with these DIY Faux Fur Pom-Pom Shoe Clips.

Got $10 and ten minutes? Here’s what you’ll need to make a set of your own:

1. 2 faux fur pom-poms, each 3″ in diameter (We picked ours up from M&J Trimming.)

2. 2 alligator clips

3. 2 scraps of fabric, each roughly 1.5″ x 1′

4. A glue gun and sticks

5. Scissors

First, pinch your alligator clip open, and thread the strings attached to your pom-pom through the clip’s opening. Tie a knot at the base of the clip, so your pom-pom is loosely attached.

Next, cover one of your fabric scraps with glue from your glue gun. Slide the fabric between the opened “jaws” of your alligator clip, so the side with the glue is facing the fur. Press and hold for a few seconds, so the bottom of the pop-pom is attached to your fabric scrap. Using a fabric scrap here will give your pom-pom a larger and more secure base, and it will protect the uppers of your heels from the teeth on the alligator claw. (You want your heels to look great in the unlikely event that you take off the pom-poms.)

Now for the hard part. Go pick which pair of shoes you’re going to wear them with first.

xoxo,

mk & Gwynnie

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Comments

  1. How fun and cute! Wonder how they’d look on my flip flops …?

    :)

    Linda

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Linda, thank you! And you know we love an embellishment on just about anything! Glad to see you back from vacation – we missed you!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwyneth

  2. SO SO glam! I love this idea! And the price is awesome, too. Love it, Meredith! :)

  3. These are so cute. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Debi! So glad you found us! We’d love to share at your link party and follow your blog too! We’re so excited to have you following our adventures!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  4. Now that is too cute! I think you may have just started a new trend. New follower for you!
    Angie

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      We’re so glad you like them and thrilled to have you following along! We just checked out your blog and are your newest followers! Your post today has given us a new motto – “Too blessed to be stressed!” Love it!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  5. Featuring your adorable pom-poms on this weeks All Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/09/all-star-block-party-15.html

  6. I am IN LOVE with this idea. I’m going to have to try it!

  7. Those are ADORABLE! I have shoe clips, I just need to order the pom poms. Thanks for the great idea!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Kristiina! So glad you liked them! If you end up making a pair, please send us a photo of your final product! We’d love to feature it on our Facebook Page!

      xoxo,
      mk & G

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