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


What you’ll need …





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


Attach/velcro your ruffles securely onto toe & ankle straps





….apologies for the hideous toes …lol.


Wear them on your flat sandals too!



…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!


Maegan Tintari

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.

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  1. Those look great! Not homemade at all.

  2. THESE ARE FANTASTIC!!!! I love it!

    P.s. Chad graduated yesterday. WAHOO!

  3. I love the versatility – heels, flats, whatevs!

    Check your email, if you haven’t already… πŸ˜‰


  4. You are so creative!

  5. Thanks for sharing!! πŸ™‚

    They are fabulous!

  6. woot! love em, thanks for the tutorial. πŸ™‚

  7. 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 πŸ™‚

  8. Honestly, you should sell these. Amazing!!!

  9. holy eff woman.
    DIY is so fierce.

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

  11. Super cute!

  12. 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).

  13. Fantastic homemade! YAY!


  14. I love these! Brilliant!

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

  16. That is so great! I love it!

  17. Looooooovely diy!

  18. these are fabulous!!

  19. Ah-mah-zing.

  20. Alicia says:

    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!!!

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

  22. 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!!

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

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

  25. 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!!!

  26. You did SUCH a great job with those!!

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

  28. 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!

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

  30. awe, you guys make me smile ….thanks. πŸ˜‰

  31. Amazing amazing and beautiful work!!

  32. Amazing amazing and beautiful work!!

  33. That is one pretty damn amazing DIY! I TRIED understanding it all lol but the sewing jargon is just too much πŸ™ Looks pretty though! πŸ˜€

  34. ur amazing!

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

  36. 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!

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


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

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

    seriously beautiful and I love the flats idea too.

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

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

  42. I think they are great! Great job!!!

  43. Ok…those are Awesome!!!Love them!

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

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

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

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

  48. amazing DIY! congrats on the baby girl! you are stunning!

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

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

  51. 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!

  52. 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!

  53. you are a talent!
    i will try it!

  54. Great DIY the best I have seen so far!

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

  56. Thanks for showing the flats!!!! Love the idea πŸ™‚

  57. WOW I bow to you, they look great!

  58. wow your very creative!

  59. the result is amazing!
    congrats! love them!!

  60. Look at you!!!!!!! Impressive as always! πŸ™‚

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

  62. Holy moley, girl. These are hot.

    And your toes aren’t hideous at all.

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


  64. HOT! So Carrie Bradshaw πŸ™‚ Thanks for the instructions, girl. Can’t wait to try for myself!

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

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

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

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

  69. 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!!

  70. Fantastic idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

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

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

  73. OMG! the result is amazing!
    Please pay a visit to my fashion blog as well πŸ™‚

  74. Muchas gracias. Es fΓ‘cil y divertido.

  75. aaaaaaaaaamazing. gonna try it soon!!!

  76. I can’t wait to try this!

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

  78. awesome job!!! love it!

  79. OMG. those are awesome!

  80. love it!
    thanks for the tutorial πŸ™‚

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

  82. Those are INCREDIBLE! Love, love, love! πŸ™‚

  83. These are FAB! So very Phillip Lim…

  84. you are on to something, lady!

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

  86. holy cow! that’s awesome πŸ˜€

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

  88. Gorgeous!!!! You are an artist.

  89. Oh you’re so creative those shoes look fabulous!

  90. your project was featured on The Bargainista today! πŸ™‚

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

  92. ah-may-zing.

  93. you are amazing!!!


  94. 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*

    β™₯ Tupieta

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

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

  97. Wow I love this DIY !

  98. Can I buy these from you for my wedding shoes!!!!!!????????? seriously interested !!!

  99. Anonymous says:

    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

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

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  103. those blue sandals are stunning!

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  123. tiffanni says:

    it’s super girly!i love all your stuffs!! ive tried the paper flowers on my flat shoes and it looked great!!!!

  124. vi nam says:

    To hide such beautiful feet behind such ruffle is so bailses. 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
    opentoe. Any thoughts on this?

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  132. Anonymous says:

    Ah-mazing! It took me 2 tries, but I managed to make them out of a shimmery silver organza for my wedding shoes (silver strappy sandals). Cannot WAIT to wear them! They look fabulous!

  133. Natalie says:

    What type of blue heels are those? They are super cute (even without the ruffle…. but I’d still add it lol). I’d like to get a pair so I can do this for my wedding shoes!

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