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Beautifully styled IKEA beds.

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Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and more disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.  – Henry Ward Beecher

 

Jane Austen font found on our best wedding fonts feature.  Some Words To Love By are available to purchase as prints in our Etsy shop!

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Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add some sparkle to your style? We’ve got you covered with flirty DIY feather butterfly pumps from Em the Gem. In these shoes, each step you take will be as fun and fabulous as the monarch butterfly details you add.

If you missed it earlier, you can see part one of our DIY Shoe Upgrade with Em the Gem.

DIY Faux Butterfly Pumps  

 

 

Spice up any ensemble with these feather monarch butterflies pumps! Add a touch of whimsy and flair to your style with ease using this one-step DIY. All you’ll need is a pair of heels, hot glue gun and faux feather butterflies.  We love these monarchs from Amazon.

 

 

 

Tip: Use an odd number of butterflies on your shoes, helps balance things out.  //  If the butterflies have wire attached, use wire cutters or scissors to remove. 

 

Photography by Em The Gem.

 

Em The Gem is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor. 

 

We’d love to see your DIY Shoe Upgrades, so don’t forget to tag us @snippetandink on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed!

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No budget for expensive pumps?  No problem!  We’ve got two fun and easy DIY projects that will dress up your shoes in an inexpensive and sophisticated way. From pumps to flats, these simple DIY’s from Em The Gem will elevate your shoe style in no time.

 

Stay tuned for part two of our DIY Shoe Upgrade post.

 

DIY Bow Heel

Put a ribbon on it, literally. This chic shoe upgrade is easy and will add a bit of sophistication to your style. A pair of classic pumps with an unexpected twist will put some pep in your step and upgrade every look in your wardrobe.

 

 

Supplies:

Satin Ribbon
Scissors
Stapler
Hot Glue Gun
Heels

Tip: Bring your shoes with you to the store to buy your satin ribbon! There are many shades to choose from and it really helps to see them side by side.

Step 1. Cut 2 pieces of satin ribbon about 17 inches long (for a 3″ heel).

Step 2. Fold each ribbon in half width-wise.  At the ends, make a small cut to make a V, this will be the tail. (Each ribbon should end up around 16 inches after cutting.)

Step 3. Fold each ribbon in half length-wise.  In the center, make a pleat by pinching the ribbon together.  Use a stapler to secure the pleat.

 

 

 

Step 4. For the bow, cut two 15 inch ribbon pieces. Loop into a circle, doubling back about an inch. Staple in the center to secure.

 

 

Step 5. Cut two pieces of ribbon (about 6 inches) for the center of the bow. Fold each piece in on itself and staple at each end to secure.

 

 

Step 6. Lay the bow and the tail on top of the center piece. Bring the center pieces together and staple again to secure. Cut off the excess pieces.

 

 

 

Step 7. Attach your bow to the top of the back of your heels with a hot glue gun.

 

 

DIY Bow Flats

If heels and pumps make you think of foot pain and aching arches, this simple DIY for flats is perfect for you. It’s chic, classic and even easier than the first DIY! Just follow steps 4, 5 and 6 from above (excluding the tail) to create your new favorite pair of shoes.

Supplies:

Satin Ribbon
Scissors
Stapler
Hot Glue Gun
Flats

Tip: We cut only 6 inches of ribbon to make these bows a tad smaller. Feel free to play around with what size best suits you! 

 

 (Like this DIY?  Check out this Real Wedding where bride, Lora, added a gold bow to her wedding flats!)

 

Photography by Em The Gem.

 

Em The Gem is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor. 

 

We’d love to see your DIY Shoe Upgrades, so don’t forget to tag us @snippetandink on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed!

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