We’ve teamed up here at Cheapnchic.net headquarters with the lovely people from Tejuri.com. Tejuri.com is the biggest online mall in the Gulf region and is the only e-commerce platform endorsed by the Department of Economic Development – Dubai (DED). To celebrate Valentine’s Day they have given me AED 500 to spend at their online curated gift section to give away to YOU. Just in time for the holiday of love! More on how you can win in a second.
The DIY today is inspired by the amazing Charlotte Olympia pumps that came out in Fall 2012. The DIY sector responded vigorously to these “kissable” designs with lots of copycat posts. I wanted to put an original spin on things and thought they could make amazing slippers. Slippers you can wear on Valentine’s Day when you cosy up with the one you love.
Here are Charlotte’s designer version:
And here is my slippers version:
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fabric glue, sewing scissors, felt (in cream and red), pins, tailors chalk, cheap slippers, red embroidery thread and needle.
Begin my cutting the bows off the slippers or any other embellishments your slippers may come with:
Now grab your felt and fold it in half and draw the shape of half a pair of lips with your tailors chalk, pinning the felt together.
When you pull the felt open you should have a pair of lips like this:
Cut a tiny split in the lips and then you’ll have the gap for the “teeth”. Now pin the lips you’ve made to another pair of lips and trace and cut around for the second shoe.
Cutting a small piece of cream felt, glue this with fabric glue to the back of the lips:
Now glue these lips, back sides down onto the front of the slippers:
Talking the embroidery thread, stitch around the edges of the lips in blanket stitch.
And there you have it!
Now they’re ready to keep your toes kissable!
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