from basic to boutique

i was at my local target last week when i spotted these flats.  At $14.99 a pair, i grabbed both black and brown. After I got home, I decided to spice them up just a little bit.

I used olive green velvet ribbon and some small jewels from our local craft store to give the black pair a little personality. A quick dry adhesive worked perfectly.  Just make sure to keep any embellishments above the crease when toes are flexed–this will help ensure they stay put.

I think they were cute before–but makes them a bit more unique.

For the brown pair, I added a bit of burlap and a brown velvet bow.

Still casual–with just a little more personality.And the price was just right!

Are you working on any fun projects right now?

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  1. the only thing better is to get them on sale!! i got sequin converse for $8 and then added a chiffon bow for shoe laces. I loved your post today because I am currently wearing them to help me get through my day today.

  2. Those are super cute – now I need to run to Target and Michael’s so I can make a taupe pair – those will be great for the fall season!!! 🙂

  3. How cute…I especially like the brown ones too…but I laughed as I read your words of caution…about where to place the embellishments so they saty put….somehow, somehow I just know I would glue them on and halfway through the day lose one somewhere…haha I know my limits….even on a cute simple project like this! 🙂

  4. Love this! No joke that I bought a pair of the brown flats & ended up returning them because they were just a little too, ordinary. Go figure. No I think I need another pair, or two!

  5. Too cute! I love embellished anything, but these shoes are to die for adorable.

    Right now I’m trying to start working on Christmas gifts – either chunky knit scarves or pom pom fabric necklaces.

  6. I tried these on and they felt a little plain. I may have to go back and snag some. Love this idea.

    Thanks for the fashion and hair inspiration. i am a curly girl too and although your hair routine didn’t completely work for me I did get the product and I use a TINY bit of the mousse and the hairspray is THE BEST. Love it and love that it is cheap. Thanks again.

  7. What a great idea Lisa! I just saw these at Target too and now I just might have to go back and buy them and make them cuter too! Thanks for the ideas!

  8. These are genius!!! My girlfriends and I are working on the blog famous “Family Rules” project. It’s coming slowly but surely as conversation gets in the way of progress. But when they’re all done, I’ll share in a post for What I Made Wednesday!!!!

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