These shoes have attitude! If you love slipping on simple flats for daily wear but want to add a little oomph to the look, this is the perfect solution. Our contributor Raquel of Horses and Heels is here with a simple DIY studded flats tutorial that can be done to any color flat you want. Here’s what Raquel has to say:
“Studded shoes are so fun, but sometimes they can look a bit too edgy or overdone, especially on a pair of heels. But studded flats have just a bit of edge and are an easy DIY. When you can’t find something you like, you make it! I picked up a pair of tan suede flats from Old Navy and decided to add a few studs to make them pop. You can DIY any pair of flats with studs, a few supplies, and some creativity. Studding is relatively easy and this is a fun weekend or rainy day project. ”
DIY STUDDED FLATS
—A pair of flats that need a little something extra (Leather, suede or cloth, will do. Stay away from anything that is too tough, like plastic or vinyl.) Make sure the flats you are using are not too tight or on the small side – the studs are folded up and out of the way, but if your shoes are too small you could feel the metal on top, which will be uncomfortable.
—Metal studs (Try looking at Studs And Spikes for great prices and lots of options. Craft stores do not generally carry studs, and if they do, it’s in a small amount and they are over priced.)
—X-Acto knife or stud art dawl, which is a very sharp and thin pointed knife. Studs And Spikes also carries art dawls.
—Metal tweezers and or pliers for bending the studs.
Optional: painter’s tape for straight lines.
1. Decide where you want to place the studs. You can just eye ball or use painters tape to make straight lines, depending on the look you want to create.
2. Press down hard enough with a stud to leave marks on the flats from the prongs.
3. Use your knife to poke two holes directly into the prong marks.
4. Push the studs through the holes and use tweezers or needle nose pliers to bend the prongs upward. Repeat until you achieve you desired design.