DIY Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal

* Inspired by Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal

Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal in black, Louboutins, Christian Louboutin's, Do it yourself shoes, DIY accessories

And… Voila!

* Seen how I wore them here and here

*THANK YOU* …to the following sites that featured this DIY

Luxaholics   |   College Candy   |   Julia NonSociety   |   Makeup Alley   |   One Pretty Thing
The Blah, Blah, Blahg   |   Prima Donna Bride   |   Lucky Me!   |   Eu Comprei
Behind the Seams: Ethical Style   |   Adicta a los Zapatos   |   Living on Sweet Tea   |   Squarectomy


* Click Here for my Louboutin “Petal” Purse/Bag/Clutch DIY

* Click Here for my Petal Pouf Sleeve Top DIY

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Kez

    May 17, 2009 |

    That is an amazing match! Before I got to reading the captions I thought that you had bought some for yourself!! Inspiring.
    Especially in these financially tough times. I’m not sure if I could pull this design off but it makes me consider the idea next time I see some hot shoes I can’t afford.


  • Bambola

    May 17, 2009 |

    *picks jaw up from the floor* They look absolutely amazing Maegan!!! What a great DIY, SO close to the real thing you wouldn’t pick it.

    You’re perfectly creative. X

  • Kathy

    May 17, 2009 |

    The look like they were real Louboutin! Great DIY and great work!

  • Fashion Moment

    May 17, 2009 |

    Wow, this is AWESOME!


  • little erin

    May 17, 2009 |

    they look GREAT! thanks for sharing, i can’t wait to do this!

  • mika

    May 17, 2009 |

    omg! i can’t believe it!

  • Amanda's Sunshine

    May 17, 2009 |

    Very creative! They look awesome!

  • afraid to die young

    May 17, 2009 |

    wow i love how these turned out!

  • C ♥

    May 17, 2009 |

    oh em gee.

    these are my fave shoes, actually my backdrop on computer.

    i’m in looooove.

    make a pair for me? thanks.

  • kirstyb

    May 17, 2009 |

    That was a great post! Such a good idea xoxox

  • Lotus

    May 17, 2009 |

    Wow- you are super creative…the shoes turned out super cute:)


    May 17, 2009 |

    But most fantastic idea that looks great, I do, I have some sandals for which I would be very well.xoxo

  • jennine

    May 17, 2009 |

    omg… the project is amazing, i’ll have to try that with some of my shoes!

    on a side note… i LOVE your photoshop pedi.

  • Children of the Nineties

    May 17, 2009 |

    This is such a great idea! They look just like the real thing, you’d never know they were handmade. I’m impressed!

  • Little House on Green

    May 17, 2009 |

    those are beautiful, I totally want to try that. You are so creative!

  • Sherin

    May 17, 2009 |

    Ooo, great tutorial, thanks. Also, I though it was the coolest think in the world that you painted your toenails with photoshop!

  • Sheri

    May 17, 2009 |

    How cool! I don’t know if I could do it that close of a match, but I may just try it. 🙂

  • Taryn

    May 17, 2009 |

    Look at you! This post is just awesome, Darling! How cool is that? And, it really doesn’t look too hard. Thanks a bunch for sharing.
    And, I am loving the photoshop’d toe nails! LOL!


  • janettaylor

    May 17, 2009 |

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

    What a great idea! Great work!


  • Dan W Johnson

    May 17, 2009 |

    Pretty hot! Ha! I might try making a pair myself…

  • K.Line

    May 17, 2009 |

    Holy Crap! You are a craft genius. I am so incredibly impressed I can’t stand it. These are beyond gorgeous. You could paint the heel, no? (Of course, that might be a bit insane.)

  • Lacey

    May 17, 2009 |

    AMAZING!! I love the idea of wearing them as a bracelet too.

  • kelly

    May 17, 2009 |

    holy cow! that was awesome! thats probably the best DIY i’ve ever seen. i am completely blown away!

  • stilettolover91

    May 17, 2009 |

    omg!! that’s so kool!! they look awesome!! but of course not the same without the red louboutin heel =(

  • Jill

    May 17, 2009 |

    Wow! Not only are you beautiful, but your crafty too! The gods are smiling!!

  • Snarky A.

    May 17, 2009 |

    Have I told you lately that you’re freaking brilliant!!!!

  • Dana

    May 17, 2009 |

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Milly

    May 17, 2009 |

    Amazing!!!!….can’t wait to see pics of them with your outfits

  • FASHIONconfectionairy

    May 17, 2009 |

    Wow, your are so talented, I should try this!

  • Vanessa

    May 17, 2009 |

    I’m totally impressed! Looooove them!

  • Sher

    May 17, 2009 |

    wow! you’re so amazing…genius!

  • Beyta

    May 17, 2009 |

    its incredible!!

  • Underfunded Heiress

    May 17, 2009 |

    You are so creative! They look fabulous!

  • PiinkCupcakez

    May 17, 2009 |

    omG love it!! they look soo good!

  • Jennifer Juniper

    May 17, 2009 |

    Really cute, I’m thinking you need to paint the heel with red fingernail polish. It might take a few coats, but would really step it up 🙂

  • Couture Carrie

    May 17, 2009 |

    You are a frickin genius, M! They turned out so beautifully! I am duly impressed, darling!


  • Carlotta

    May 17, 2009 |

    wow!!! omg this is the best DIY ever and the result is aazing very very beautiful!! I’ve so many old strappy sandals that I don’t wear anymore that’s a great idea to make them weareable now!!

  • tanya

    May 17, 2009 |

    seriously? YOU are AMAZING!!! THESE are AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to try this out at home 🙂 Thanks, Maegan.

  • LoveLipstickandLime

    May 17, 2009 |

    I think I’ve just fallen head-over-heels in love with this blog. Only another Gemini could have pulled this off with heels. Thanks for being on here!!! xxNadia

  • Tara Gibson

    May 17, 2009 |

    i ADORE those shoes! thank you so much for sharing! I am so going to try this!

  • Diana

    May 17, 2009 |

    i am so impressed, Meagan! Great job! This is why i justify to other people buying expensive bags- splurge on them but save on what you can! love this!

  • Tiffany

    May 17, 2009 |

    amazing! I was just trying those Loubies on yesterday at Nordstrom (they will be going on sale at the end of May) but your version is awesome! totally love it.

  • Elizabeth Marie

    May 17, 2009 |

    Maegan! So fab! I suck at DIY but I’m trying this, I have soo many shoes like that! You’re AMAZING.

    I painted my toes in photoshop hahahaha love it.

    P.S LAKERS! 🙂

  • Maki

    May 17, 2009 |

    Cleverm Maegan!! Is there anything you can’t do??? Gosh, it’s amazing! xoxo

  • Emz

    May 17, 2009 |

    Gorgeous! Need to try this out sometime!

  • Cathy Voyage

    May 17, 2009 |

    Wow, that is sooo cool!

  • amalie

    May 17, 2009 |

    WoW! thats awesome, they turned out gorgeous! woww again. x

  • Nil

    May 17, 2009 |

    Wow! It looks definitely divine Maegan I’d love to try it thanks for the post! Oh and about your husband, If I had you as a wife, I’d probably think Giselle looks like a man too 😉

  • The Seeker

    May 17, 2009 |

    What a fabulous DIY!!!!!!
    You’re soooooooo creative, and you did it. I wish I had the skil to do it also.


  • JGeb

    May 17, 2009 |

    OMG these are so freakin’ awesome! Amazinggg, I need to try this out, but doubtful they’ll look this fab!

  • Lily G.

    May 17, 2009 |

    wow, those are some fierce shoes!

  • ZombieLace

    May 17, 2009 |

    That is a wonderful DIY!!! I am so impressed, I can’t wait to experiment with my own variation!

  • TheBeautyFile

    May 17, 2009 |

    You are a craft wizard! A stylista genius!


  • Lola Re

    May 17, 2009 |

    omg these are dynamite, i cant believe you made them yourself! :O….. well done lady

  • Maggie May

    May 17, 2009 |

    those are freaking amazing. shoe porn.

  • Dee

    May 17, 2009 |

    great diy! and thanks so much for posting instructions 🙂

  • ~alison

    May 17, 2009 |

    ummmm, I think the comments alone can push you into making these to sell!!! So cute. What an amazing pedicure?!! ; ) Just think – if that is all we had to do…photoshop our manicures and pedicures…no more nail appts! Dream…

  • freeTEYme

    May 17, 2009 |

    Oh wow! SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!!! It takes a lot of imagination and crafty skills to do that. And they look fab!


    May 17, 2009 |

    WOW! You are such a rockstar! I’ll be linking to this.

  • Holly

    May 17, 2009 |

    you are GENIUS, i love these more than the original.

  • Georgie Girl

    May 18, 2009 |

    I am blown away! Is this what you were doing until 4am last night?!

  • drollgirl

    May 18, 2009 |


    and so gorgeous and girly and FUN!

    um, and i love the photoshopped toenail polish. that made me laugh!

  • Mrs. Priss

    May 18, 2009 |

    YOU WIN! I will be doing this and linking you sometime in the near future. LOVE IT!

  • The Sanchez Family

    May 18, 2009 |

    Hot Hot Hot! Gives me ideas about my own old shoes 🙂

  • sending postcards

    May 18, 2009 |

    this is fabulous – i wish i was this crafty/patient!! i love it.

  • Keeley

    May 18, 2009 |

    I didn’t know you were so crafty! OMG, those are killer!

  • diamondsinchampagne

    May 18, 2009 |

    Oh my goodness! They look so fabulous! What a fantastic job

  • Jenna

    May 18, 2009 |

    ooommmmgggg LOVE!

  • Susan

    May 18, 2009 |

    You are so talented!

  • Girl Japan

    May 18, 2009 |

    You did a fabulous job Maegan, oh goodness they look fab, fab- cause you know those L’s will set you back a nice penny, eh?

    You rock.

  • Gracie

    May 18, 2009 |

    You are incredible! This is so fabulous. I hope you don’t mind but I’m linking this post on my blog. People need to see this.


  • Kristin

    May 18, 2009 |

    Amazing idea and I think one would look so fab in your hair!

  • Keith

    May 18, 2009 |

    Very awesome. I hope you’ve had a good weekend. Cheers!

  • Chessa!

    May 18, 2009 |

    so fabulous!!!!!!

  • Keeley

    May 18, 2009 |

    Since you inspire me to want to look fab always I have given you an award! Hop on over to my blog to pick it up!


  • charmaine

    May 18, 2009 |

    from one Gemini to another, love your blog. i can’t tell the difference! absolutely fabulous!

    God Bless,

  • bananas.

    May 18, 2009 |

    OMG you are a DIY GENIUS!!! these shoes are suuuuuper cute. like CRAZY cute. i must make now! except i’m lacking the black strappy sandals…oops.


  • bananas.

    May 18, 2009 |

    ps. the zebra pillow…totally soft 🙂

  • uniQue*

    May 18, 2009 |

    oh my god how gorgeous!!

  • Doll legs

    May 18, 2009 |

    :O Amazing D.I.Y.!!!:D

  • Ashley

    May 18, 2009 |

    Oh my gosh, you are so ridiculously talented, those shoes look amazing! You should sell them on etsy or something!


  • Leigh

    May 18, 2009 |

    OMG wow. You are just so awesome. I love them!!!


    May 18, 2009 |

    loving the shoe idea really sassy doll
    coming over from sits
    I follow u now

  • Ashita

    May 18, 2009 |

    this is ridiculous…!!! it is soo awesome

  • Andhari

    May 18, 2009 |

    I think you seriously need to SELLL SHOESSSS 🙂 no kidding, this is AHMAZZING 🙂

  • Marian

    May 18, 2009 |

    congrats on these, they are gorgeous! what an amazing piece of diy.
    muah x

  • T

    May 18, 2009 |

    today’s best idea, i’m gonna try it

  • Mujer imperfecta

    May 18, 2009 |

    Great idea, I’m feed up with super expensive stuff!!


    May 18, 2009 | I love shoes. The black ones remind me of a pair that my chihuahua just chewed up. I only wore them once before the dog murdered them!!

  • pony

    May 18, 2009 |


  • A Life Fulfilled: Atlanta

    May 18, 2009 |


  • josephine wayward

    May 18, 2009 |

    Ahhhh… wonderful! I love DIY. Want to exchange links :)?

  • Leigh

    May 18, 2009 |

    you are a freaking genius. they look amazing. i have seen shoe repair shops that carry the red Louboutin soles…i never thought of this before, but i’m sure you could have them resoled to look like an exact match. either way, they are fabulous.

  • Aartee

    May 18, 2009 |

    ummm GORGEOUS!!!! That is all 🙂

  • Lotty

    May 18, 2009 |

    These are so cool, look quiet easy to make. I’m so going to try this, maybe in pink 😀 xxxx

  • Sandra

    May 18, 2009 |

    Thanks for your comment! 🙂

    lovely shoes!

  • Summer

    May 18, 2009 |

    hi maegan 😀 thanks for the visit! 🙂

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  • Sunshinemeg

    May 18, 2009 |

    You are too cute! What an awesome idea. To die for!

  • DaisyChain

    May 18, 2009 |

    I’ve missed your blog, somehow I lost it when my laptop died on me.

  • Jayci

    May 18, 2009 |

    Holy shit – you freaking rock! I absolutely LOVE this DIY.

  • me melodia

    May 18, 2009 |


  • Nicole Marie

    May 18, 2009 |

    you’re awesome! i need!

  • anhesty

    May 18, 2009 |

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh u rock!

  • The Single Gal

    May 18, 2009 |

    Love the digital pedicure!

  • karo

    May 18, 2009 |

    ;O awesome idea!
    you’re so creative!
    W O W

  • Blair

    May 18, 2009 |

    Oh, those are brilliant. Such a fantastic job!!!

  • BellaCene

    May 18, 2009 |

    They look JUST like the Christian Louboutins!

  • Kelli

    May 18, 2009 |

    AMAZING MAEGAN! You never cease to amaze me; these are gorgeous!
    They would look fun pinned on a hat for the races as well!

  • the gleam of rose tea

    May 18, 2009 |

    AMAZING! thanks for the post. what a great idea.

  • Kellie

    May 18, 2009 |

    How can I be as crafty as you!?!?! Amazing. For reals.

  • steph

    May 18, 2009 |

    What a great tutorial! I’m pretty sure I’d end up gluing my feet together or sewing the shoe to my foot, but you make it seem effortless!

    Great job! =)

  • Jasmine

    May 18, 2009 |

    WOW! that is so cool. i think you might be a genius!

  • Hanako66

    May 18, 2009 |


    I have been DYING over the pink ones…like dying! (I blogged about them the other day)


    seriously, you did such a great job.

  • Mrs. Lovers Knot

    May 18, 2009 |

    fabulous idea!

  • Miss Eve

    May 18, 2009 |

    What can I say? I’m at your feet. You are awesome Maegan! It looks fabulous!!!! Thanks so much!!!

  • Mademoiselle Frou-Frou

    May 18, 2009 |

    i could swear that at the shoe repair place at the Fashion Square, they will put the red sole on your shoes…plus i know there’s a Christian Louboutin nail polish or paint that’s the exact color red.

  • Felicia

    May 18, 2009 |

    Oh my god!!!!! You are so creative, I love these!!!

  • Lyndsy

    May 18, 2009 |

    Oh my goodness! Those turned out incredible! You are so talented and creatuve! These look so great!

  • The Lil Bee

    May 19, 2009 |

    Oh no you DIDN’T!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Also, I love them. WOW.

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    May 19, 2009 |

    These are so amazing! Great job! I never bother trying the DIY things I see online, but this one is extremely tempting.

    And, of course, you rock them 🙂

  • {this is glamorous}

    May 19, 2009 |

    Look great — how incredibly creative!

  • Maxie

    May 19, 2009 |

    wow. those look amazing.

  • Anonymous

    May 19, 2009 |

    holy crap! i would tooooottttaaallly buy those!

  • Emily

    May 20, 2009 |

    Lady, these are fantastic! You rock.

  • Anna

    May 20, 2009 |

    Oh my goodness. I thought you could make these when I first saw them, but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting the how to. I was hoping to make these for my wedding shoes!

  • Brandie

    May 20, 2009 |

    Those are fabulous! And, I love that you painted your toe nails in photoshop! (my kind of girl :))

  • C.

    May 20, 2009 |

    omg! sooo amazing!

  • Christina

    May 20, 2009 |

    My quality have life has just been improved. Great post!

  • R.C.

    May 20, 2009 |

    Fucking. Brilliant. You are a genius. That is all I have to say.


    May 21, 2009 |

    Amazing!!! They are wonderful.

    I love your blog. 😉

  • Jackie

    May 21, 2009 |

    This is the chicest little crafty tutorial I have ever seen! Soo cool, can’t wait to try it!

  • Ivy

    May 21, 2009 |

    I’m kind of confused as to how you would add the leaves onto the 3 bases – by stitching them on? And are those leaves individual leaves or connected? In one of the photos, the leaves are individual peices and in another photo, the leaves are connected in one long strand. How did it get so puffy in the end result? Haha, sorry for so many questions but great DIY!

  • Joelyne

    May 22, 2009 |

    wow!!!!!!!!! this is an awesome post!!!! great DIY!


  • Michelle {Things I Love}

    May 22, 2009 |

    I am so excited by this!!!! This is the BEST DIY find EVER!! Just letting you know that I will be linking to this on my blog!

  • hautepocket

    May 22, 2009 |

    You are truly fabulous. Teach me! 🙂

  • Jessica

    May 22, 2009 |

    those are super cute! what a great idea =) now all i need a a pair of strappy black heels

  • Fashion Is Poison

    May 23, 2009 |


  • Liz Powers

    May 25, 2009 |


  • The Bargainista

    June 1, 2009 |

    your project was featured on The Bargainista today! 🙂

  • myDIYweddingday

    June 2, 2009 |

    Oh my gosh, so beautiful and looks just like the real thing! Linked to it on my blog.

  • miky

    June 3, 2009 |

    this is amazinggggggggggg

  • Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 |

    Most kicka** thing I’ve ever seen!! You ROCK!

  • ♥A

    June 5, 2009 |

    This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen! Definitely a “must try” thank you so much! I’ve always wanted Louboutin’s, but everytime I look in my wallet – I don’t see the cash there to buy it! 🙂

  • Zoe'sWardrobe

    June 7, 2009 |

    These are brilliant!! I might give these a go myself!! Do what Christain Louboutin done in the first place and paint the sole with red nail polish!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 |

    Loved the DIY for the CL petal sandals. Think I found the perfect base shoe at Target online clearance. NOW, what can you do for the Louis Vuitton Spicy sandal.
    I know there is something you can do!!!!!

  • Stylewylde

    June 22, 2009 |

    What a fab idea, love it!

  • Alison

    June 24, 2009 |

    Great idea and awesome instructions! I just posted this on my site. Thanks SO much.

  • jen laceda

    June 30, 2009 |

    I’ve already bookmarked this!!

  • Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 |

    Those pill bugs on the floor had no chance CRUNCH!

  • Millie

    July 21, 2009 |

    You have such a creative mind. I love your DIY’s. I’d love to try some of them. Love, love.


    August 4, 2009 |

    Lovely sandals, cool

  • Risa

    August 8, 2009 |

    Those are soo cute!

  • Farrah @ Stylecrumbs

    August 19, 2009 |





  • Dora Pavone

    January 14, 2010 |

    i did a pair too!!
    I used some old sandal and the remnant of an IKEA piece of curtain as petals!Thanks for the idea i really enjoyed making these!!!
    Here’s my photos

  • A_Flama

    March 24, 2010 |

    Loved!!! Sharing with all my readers 🙂


  • Trixie

    March 26, 2010 |

    I Love these! Can I be you when I grow up? lol…

    Saw these in Altered Couture mag and made my own pair! I am releasing a post about them today on a “mama-style” blog I contribute too.

  • Warm n Wonderful

    April 17, 2010 |

    Wow, these are beautiful and so simple too. Great job.

  • Sarah

    April 27, 2010 |

    Hi Maegan. This is a fantastic DIY. I was totally inspired by the shoes and made a pedal applique for a one shouldered dress. I just posted about it on my own blog- Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • Erin

    May 14, 2010 |

    Your a FREAKING Genius…… OMG I LOVE THEM

  • giler

    July 22, 2010 |

    So beautiful!! I like their uniforms on in the process, with different people. So the people of Taiwan will be treated 制服

  • Krissy Collins

    September 3, 2010 |

    I am totally, absolutely, emphatically in LOVE with your blog!!!! I cannot wait to get started on something!!! There is so much I want to do on here, it is hard to know just where to start. Sensory overload!!! Thank you so much!!!!

  • KatieAnna

    November 17, 2010 |

    What an awesome job. Love Them.
    Katie Anna

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    October 30, 2011 |
  • Anonymous

    January 3, 2012 |

    Remote control toy is the most popular toy in the whole toy market. Which someone called RC toy. Our company just want to develop one kind of rc toy which is different from the original one. Finally we make a action figure with 4 wheels and use the remote control to drive the figure forward or back and can turn to left or right but most interesting is this figure have very funny and crazy speech sound.

  • Anonymous

    January 6, 2012 |

    Remote control toy is the most popular toy in the whole toy market. Which someone called RC toy. Our company just want to develop one kind of rc toy which is different from the original one. Finally we make a action figure with 4 wheels and use the remote control to drive the figure forward or back and can turn to left or right but most interesting is this figure have very funny and crazy speech sound.

  • Anonymous

    January 9, 2012 |

    Remote control toy is the most popular toy in the whole toy market. Which someone called RC toy. Our company just want to develop one kind of rc toy which is different from the original one. Finally we make a action figure with 4 wheels and use the remote control to drive the figure forward or back and can turn to left or right but most interesting is this figure have very funny and crazy speech sound.

  • Vixen

    February 8, 2012 |

    I LOVE this!! They are gorgeouos! I’ve linked this up on my blog:

  • Anonymous

    February 20, 2012 |

    Fantastic toes. And a little bunion.

  • hudagm.

    February 23, 2012 |

    You’re version is wayyyyyyy better than louboutin’s!!! love it <3 keep it up girl!!!

  • Jeanee

    February 28, 2012 |

    LOVE!VI’ve seen a similar DIY here:

    I like your WAY better. AND you made the clutch!

    I featured your DIY on my blog today:



    June 20, 2014 |

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  • Lucia

    July 16, 2016 |

    Wow! I love so much this tutorial! I will try it! Thanks for sharing! =)

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