Friday, 22 November 2013

Sequin Shoe Clips - Guest Post

 
Hello lovely Archie and the Rug readers. I'm Elena and you can usually find me blogging over at Randomly Happy. I'm super excited to share one of my all-time favourite DIYs with you today - sparkly shoe clips perfect for the up-coming holiday season. 

This is a really easy DIY. No super crafting skills needed. Just a solid love of sequins. And it's quick too. After 30 minutes I was swishing about the house with these beauties clipped to my shoes.

You will need: sequin tape (or sequin ribbon), felt, strong glue, shoe clip backs, pencil, scissors
 
1. Cut out a heart shape from the felt. Fold the felt in half before cutting to make sure the two halves of the heart are the same size and shape.
2. Start from the bottom point of he heart (I found this the easiest place to start from because you can use the edge of the heart to guide you as you place your sequins). 
3. Put a small bit of glue along the edge of the felt in a line about 1 inch /3 cm. Press a line of sequins into the glue.
3. Repeat all the way around the heart. I found it easiest to work in small sections at a time so I could get the placement of the sequins right
4. Once you have covered the edge of the felt in a line of sequins continue the line inwards, overlapping the next line of sequins slightly over the first.
5. Repeat till you get to the centre. Cut off the ribbon and stick down the end with extra glue.
6. Add glue to the base of the shoe clips (in the tutorial I'm making a brooch, so I'm adding glue to the base of the brooch) and glue these to the back of the hearts.
7. Leave to dry according to what it recommends on the instructions (probably more than the 30minutes I left it). Then wear out on the town, for date night, a wedding, or just 'cause it's Wednesday.
 

The sparkly goodness is all yours now. Enjoy!

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