I’ve been pretty obsessed with my TOMS booties lately. And, as evidence to how much I’ve worn them, one of my shoe laces was almost completely worn through. Instead of going out and buying regular ol’ shoe laces, I decided to DIY some. I think these DIY ribbon shoe laces make my shoes look extra special – perfect for a lovely Valentines dinner at my favorite local restaurant, Fruition. (hint, hint Andy!)
Want to jazz up your shoes too? It’s super easy! Here’s the scoop.
One: Pull the shoe laces out of the shoes and cut two pieces of ribbon to the length of the laces. Add additional length as desired. I added a couple of extra inches to my ribbon since I wanted really full bows. For mine, the length of each ribbon was 30 inches.
Two: Pull the ribbon through the eye of the darning needle. I found that a good trick is to just pull one corner through first and then the rest will easily follow.
Three: Lace the shoe with the ribbon. Repeat for other shoe.
Four: Once the shoes are laced, cut the ends of the ribbons at an angle.
Five: Apply Fray Check to the ends of the ribbon so the ribbon won’t fray.
Six: Once the Fray Check has dried, put on your new shoes and tie a gorgeous bow!
Photo Credit: Laura Murray Photography