Anthropologie is one of my favorite places for DIY inspiration. Case in point: these adorable flats. As you might know if you’ve been following my Lovely Shoes board on Pinterest, I’ve been eyeing them for awhile.
But as cute as they are, I just couldn’t justify spending $280 on a pair of shoes. Luckily, I happened to have some pretty elastic lying around that went great with my $25 Urban Outfitters skimmers. A few daubs of E6000 later and I had myself a copycat pair. Easiest DIY shoe makeover ever!
- Pair of basic flats (D’Orsays will be closest to the Anthro originals)
- 1 yard elastic (if you live in SF you can get it at Mission Fabric Outlet for less than $1)
- E6000 craft glue
- Cut elastic into four 9″ pieces.
- Put a vertical line of E6000 from the base to the top of the inside of one shoe, about 2″ from the back. Press the end of one elastic strip against the glue and hold in place for about a minute. Repeat on the other side of the same shoe, making sure the spacing is even.
- Repeat Step 2 on the other shoe.
- Wait about 10 minutes, then cross each elastic strip over diagonally and secure with another line of E6000 about from the front of the opening. Press the end of one elastic strip against the glue and hold in place for about a minute.
- Wait 48 hours before wearing to make sure E6000 is fully cured.
I love the ballerina look of these, and they’re super comfy! What do you think?