DIY Ruffle Shoes: Removable ruffles for your Sandals, Flats or Heels

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What you’ll need …

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…try on shoe strap, stitch on velcro on back …as seen here

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Attach/velcro your ruffles securely onto toe & ankle straps

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Voila!

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….apologies for the hideous toes …lol.

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Wear them on your flat sandals too!

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…the best part is that they don’t have to be perfect to be perfect!
Make them as big or small as you like …in any color!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

134 Comments

  • Underfunded Heiress

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Those look great! Not homemade at all.

  • ~alison

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    THESE ARE FANTASTIC!!!! I love it!

    P.s. Chad graduated yesterday. WAHOO!

  • J-Diggety

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    I love the versatility – heels, flats, whatevs!

    Check your email, if you haven’t already… ;)

    J

  • TeeTee

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    You are so creative!

  • BellaCene

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks for sharing!! :)

    They are fabulous!

  • hellohoneyno

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    woot! love em, thanks for the tutorial. :)

  • OHN

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    It is your fault I am not creative. Somehow YOU got all MY creative DNA and we aren’t even related.

    I have to pay people to do things like this :)

  • K.Line

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Honestly, you should sell these. Amazing!!!

  • carly

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    holy eff woman.
    DIY is so fierce.

  • Lo

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Ok I’m getting out my needle & thread right freakin’ now! That’s so cool

  • teasinglydiverse

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Super cute!

  • Style Porn

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Whoa, those look amazing! Even better than spending $200 on some of that so-called “shoe jewelry” from Littersf (which I happen to be obsessed with).

  • janettaylor

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Fantastic homemade! YAY!

    XoXo

  • Lily G.

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    so talented you are!

    liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

  • Snarky A.

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    I love these! Brilliant!

  • Yaya

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    That is SO COOL!!!!! You are so talented!

  • Cathy Voyage

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    That is so great! I love it!

  • Kathy

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Looooooovely diy!

  • Namine

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    these are fabulous!!

  • hautepocket

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Ah-mah-zing.

  • Alicia

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    These are AMAZING! I cannot wait to try to make these in all sorts of colors, thank you so much for always sharing the how-to’s on your projects!!!

  • Christina

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    Wow! Those are gorgeous–you are so creative!!!

  • kelly

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    you never cease to amaze me Maegan!! i love that color. soo beautiful!! i was totally thinking of those Loubies when you had initially thought about doing the DIY. FABULOUS!!

  • Kristin

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    They do make me want to scream “hello lover.”

  • Leah

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    I think you need to make more and sell them! You have an incredible talent, and the shoes look gorgeous!!

  • Watkins Wackiness

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    I am so going to make some cool shoes!! i love the black ones you did a few weeks ago too!! my friend camille is crafty so i’m going to corner her up so we can make some shoes!!!

  • Megan

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    You did SUCH a great job with those!!

  • drollgirl

    May 23, 2009 | Reply

    these look so BEAUTIFUL!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! and so are your shoes!

  • Girl Japan

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Hey there friend! I’ll just have to scream about you from the rooftops = )

    You are my inspiration– but I can not sew, but I want to take up sewing.. that does not even make sense.. lol

    Those look sexy hot!

  • Rachel@oneprettything.com

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    WOW! These are AMAZING! I am soooo loving all your DIY projects lately. So, so, SO doing this. I’ll be linking as well.

  • Maegan

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    awe, you guys make me smile ….thanks. ;)

  • Doll legs

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Amazing amazing and beautiful work!!

  • Doll legs

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Amazing amazing and beautiful work!!

  • Eeli

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    That is one pretty damn amazing DIY! I TRIED understanding it all lol but the sewing jargon is just too much :( Looks pretty though! :D

  • LadyLuvBug

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    ur amazing!

  • F.A.P.

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    I love that shoe. It’s so cute!! You are so creative girl! And they look adorable on your feet.
    Lol @ “my work space.”

  • Teri

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    So lovely… almost anthro-like! You could also use this idea around edge of the collar of a plain dress or tank. So cute! Love it… you’re sweet to share!

  • Michelle

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Those shoes look HOT!
    I am going to have to try to make those sometime.

    -Michelle

    http://www.100daysofsummer.blogspot.com

  • DolceDreams

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Very creative…..I was just checking out Louboutin’s myself, so fabulous but not very long lasting…Love the DIY version!

  • Tiffany

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    GENIUS!! Gonna have to go to the fabric store soon to try this out!

    seriously beautiful and I love the flats idea too.

  • tanya

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    seriously. Start a shop for this. AMAZING!!!!

  • A little Princess

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    WOW! They look so AMAZING! You’re so very very inspiring! xoxo

  • adictazapatos

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    I think they are great! Great job!!!

  • clorivak

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Ok…those are Awesome!!!Love them!

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    WOW those heels are amazing and basically all your stuff is well chosen and suits you!

  • josephine wayward

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    This is just so great! I love DIY, and you are just so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  • Spaceship Commander

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    woaaah i just fell into the danger zone! oddly enough i love it though! this blog is great!

  • Iva

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    GENIUS! what an awesome idea….fab with the flats too!

  • Ash Fox

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    amazing DIY! congrats on the baby girl! you are stunning!
    x
    http://www.tittees.blogspot.com

  • nookie

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    great job!!!
    they look awesome,
    I’m gonna try do it too..

  • Savvy Mode SG

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    wow…. love it. will have to try for myself.

  • Fashdance

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    Such a genius idea!
    How is it that I’ve never known about your blog before. I am so lame.

    Re your comment: OMG that completely sucks.
    My boots are slightly too big, but I was not sending them back for a new pair because I knew they would sell out.
    Extra thick socks FTW!

  • Joanna Jenkins

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    I stopped by from SITS because I loved your profile pic but then I got to your site and well, well, well, I’m so glad I did. YOu are my kind of clever girl. LOVE he shoes. I’ll be back again soon!

  • mika

    May 24, 2009 | Reply

    you are a talent!
    i will try it!

  • Bucca

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Great DIY the best I have seen so far!

  • Meghan

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Those shoes are stunning! You’re so talented, I could never pull it off.

  • Manda

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks for showing the flats!!!! Love the idea :)

  • Desert Rat

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    WOW I bow to you, they look great!

  • NigerianDramaQueen

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    wow your very creative!

  • Pamela

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    the result is amazing!
    congrats! love them!!
    xxxx

  • Keeley

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Look at you!!!!!!! Impressive as always! :)

  • Hadley

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    woahhhhhh this is fantastic! like, times a million. You are my new hero. thank you!!!

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Holy moley, girl. These are hot.

    And your toes aren’t hideous at all.

  • Wendy

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    cool.. i’ve always loved DIYs and these are just awesome! they left me in awe..

    xo,
    blackcoffeecrumbs

  • laurenfromtexas

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    HOT! So Carrie Bradshaw :) Thanks for the instructions, girl. Can’t wait to try for myself!

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    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    uh. this is awesome!! so glad i stumbled upon your blog today! i’ll definitely be back!

  • Austere

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Amazing DIY! I really like them on the flat sandals.

  • drinking in the morning sun

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    *ah these shoes are wonderful, current and ever so creative. might have to give it a go for my up and coming grad ball*

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    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    waouh! it’s so amzing! i love the color so electric!

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    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    LOVE IT! And you know what, are those VS Pink sandals cuz I have those lol and I am TOTALLY gonna spruce them up like this – wow Maegan, you are the bomb. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Suzanne in TX

    May 25, 2009 | Reply

    Fantastic idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    love love love love love love. i wish i was that talented

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    OHMYGOD. I think I need to do this but I’m kind of an ass when it comes to sewing. I want!!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    OMG! the result is amazing!
    Please pay a visit to my fashion blog as well :)

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    Muchas gracias. Es fácil y divertido.

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    aaaaaaaaaamazing. gonna try it soon!!!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t wait to try this!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    I am going to attempt this. I am not so sure I get it but it looks fab and I want it…NOW!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    awesome job!!! love it!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    OMG. those are awesome!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    love it!
    thanks for the tutorial :)

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    you have a serious talent here, you kill it everytime!! you should sell these puppies!

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    Those are INCREDIBLE! Love, love, love! :)

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    May 26, 2009 | Reply

    These are FAB! So very Phillip Lim…
    xx,CC

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    May 27, 2009 | Reply

    you are on to something, lady!

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    May 27, 2009 | Reply

    they seriously turned out amazing!!! I can’t believe that you made them by hand! so cool.

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    May 27, 2009 | Reply

    holy cow! that’s awesome :D

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    May 28, 2009 | Reply

    this is osom!!!!! i will defenetly try it!

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    May 28, 2009 | Reply

    Gorgeous!!!! You are an artist.

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    May 29, 2009 | Reply

    Oh you’re so creative those shoes look fabulous!

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    June 1, 2009 | Reply

    your project was featured on The Bargainista today! :)

    http://cheapfashionblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/ruffles-ruffles-everywhere.html

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    June 8, 2009 | Reply

    oh these are fantastic! really, so genius. i featured on c is for charmed.. check it out.

    http://cisforcharmed.blogspot.com/2009/06/something-blue.html

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    June 9, 2009 | Reply

    ah-may-zing.

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    June 11, 2009 | Reply

    you are amazing!!!

    xxx
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  • Tupieta

    June 17, 2009 | Reply

    It should be a sin to be so freakin awesome!

    I was worryin about how I was going to make my shoes match this dress I made for a company picnic. Now I know! and I dont have to go out and buy any shoes.

    *hugz you a thousand times*

    Tupieta

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    June 22, 2009 | Reply

    This is a fantastic DIY! I’m inspired : )

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    February 2, 2010 | Reply

    I love these! linked to this post on my blog.
    xoxoxo

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    April 16, 2010 | Reply

    Wow I love this DIY !

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    June 9, 2010 | Reply

    Can I buy these from you for my wedding shoes!!!!!!?????????
    marcyregan@gmail.com seriously interested !!!

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    September 17, 2010 | Reply

    These are amazing! I’m only 10 so I put them on my cheap sandals from Tj Maxx! They look much more festive. Thanks Maegan

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    April 19, 2011 | Reply

    Amazing tutorial, I will definetely try it! Oh, and it has been featured on my blog! ^__^

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    March 23, 2012 | Reply

    To hide such beautiful feet behind such ruffle is so bails-es. no the less i admire ur effort. Such feet!! mercy!
    I love this look and the attach/detach feature is terrific. But I have 2 questions:
    1. Just how are you attaching the ribbons to the strappy sandals?
    2. Im also wondering how the ruffle might attach to shoes which are not
    open-toe. Any thoughts on this?

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