When it comes to dressing up, there’s nothing quite like a good pair of party heels. They’re perfect for completing any outfit, even if your attire is simple and basic. For an easy way to spice up your favorite shoes, try making these ruffled chiffon heels inspired by a $398 pair at Anthropologie. This DIY requires inexpensive materials and basic crafting skills. It’s a budget-friendly way to upgrade your wardrobe, just in time for your next outing.
Things You'll Need
- Fabric scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Chiffon fabric
Cut a segment of chiffon measuring 4 inches wide and 13 inches long.
Fold the fabric in half horizontally from left to right.
Fold in half again.
Continue folding in half until the segment is about 5 inches wide.
Using fabric scissors, trim one raw edge into a half circle shape. Make sure to cut through all the layers at the same time.
Unfold the fabric to expose the scalloped edge. Starting from the right side, create a small fold. Add a small dot of hot glue in between the folds to keep everything in place.
Chiffon is quite thin. For best results, use a very small amount of glue. As always, a little goes a long way.
Continue folding and gluing until you reach the center of the fabric.
Tight folds will form fuller ruffles, while wider folds will create a more loose shape. Feel free to experiment with scrap fabric to determine a look and style that fits your taste.
Repeat Steps 6 and 7 from the left side. The last fold will meet the right side's folds in the center.
Repeat Steps 1 through 8 two more times to create a total of three ruffled pieces.
Hot glue one ruffled piece to the back of one shoe.
Glue the remaining two pieces, layering each one on top of the other.
Repeat Steps 1 to 12 for the second shoe.
Lightweight fabrics work best for this project. If you want to use something other than chiffon, consider silk or metallic spandex. Both options are perfect for adding a luxurious touch to your heels.