DIY Magnetic Shoe Clips
I love shoe clips ~ they're such a simple way to dress up plain shoes or to give new life to an older, well-loved pair. I decided to make magnetic shoe clips so they're easy to take on and off, plus they don't damage your shoes at all like certain clips do.
You only need three materials to make these "tuxedo bow" shoe clips, and they're inexpensive to boot (no pun intended)!
What you'll need ~
- 4 small round magnets (the stronger, the better)
- Hot glue
How to make them ~
I bought a velvety ribbon with a bit of sparkle for my shoe clips, but this works with just about any ribbon, though I do recommend choosing one that's right around an inch wide. Cut two 8" lengths of ribbon and two 2-1/2" lengths.
Lay out the longer piece of ribbon front side down. Fold each end in toward the center and glue in place with a dot of hot glue. You should have the two loops of your bow now.
Take the shorter piece of ribbon and wrap it around the center of your bow and glue it in the back. The bow is finished, so repeat for your second shoe clip.
Finally, attach a magnet to the center of the back of each bow with hot glue. Once they are completely dry, you can attach your clips to your shoes with the other two magnets.
Note: Before you attach your magnetic shoe clips to shoes that are light in color, be sure that your magnets are nice and clean and won't leave any discoloration on your shoes.
--- This project was created by Erika Pitera, the managing editor and art director here at ZEST