I made a bunch of singed flower petals (go to this tutorial to learn how) a while ago that I was meaning to make into flowers for different things. I never got around to assembling them into anything until I found them lying haphazardly in one of my craft bins the other day. I love bright red poppies and decided to use the red petals I’d made by singeing chiffon circles into little poppy shoe clips. I’ve been wanting to make shoe clips for a while now and have been keeping my eyes open for shoe clip findings at the craft stores. Unfortunately, no one around here sells any “shoe clips” and I was too impatient to order some online (you can find them in the supply section on Etsy), so I opted for a bag of clip on earring backs instead (they’re basically the same thing) that I found in the craft section of the fabric store when I got my fabric for my maxi dress the other day. Since I already had the petals made in a bunch of various sizes, all I had to do was stack them and stitch them together. Then I sewed 3 black beads in each of the centers. Too cute if I can say so myself.
Once they’re assembled like this all I did was cut out two small circles of red felt and attach the clip on back to the back of the flower with glue.
And voila! Cute, quick, and easy!
I love them clipped on to my thrifted zebra flats!
The other great thing about using clip on earring backs is that these same shoe clips can easily be clipped on to a ribbon belt, necklace, or if you made some smaller ones, even YOUR EARS! Fun fun fun.
Anyway, hope you’re getting inspired by all this crazy craft mania! GO DO IT! If I can YOU can! 🙂