DIY: Tory Burch Eddie Bow Flats

Written by on November 16, 2011 in DIY, Lifestyle - 28 Comments
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Hi Glitter Girls! It’s Grace, from Stripes & Sequins, back for a little more DIY. Since my last DIY was somewhat complex, I thought I’d show you a DIY that simplifies things…promise!

Just like everyone else in the blogosphere, I’ve been drooling over the Tory Burch Eddie Bow Flats–major swoon! Being tall (and a bit on the clumsy side,) I live in flats. The thing is, I’d rather invest in classic (non-embellished flats), and then embellish them on my own. That’s where shoe clips come in. I’ll sparkle when I want to, and stick to the classics the rest of the time.

– 2 Large Bow Crystal Appliques
– 2 Shoe Clips (I scoured the Internet — the best place I’ve found is this eBay shop.)
– Strong Glue (I recommend E6000)
– Your own ballet flats

This DIY is so easy that it has only one critical step. Open up your shoe clips and apply a dot of glue to the back. Adhere to the bows, press hard, and then let these sit overnight.

Clip them onto a pair of ballet flats, and there you have it — even better than the original!

I clipped mine to a pair of black flats so that you could see the difference. Get creative! Wear them with flats, heels — anything goes!


  • Lara Matos

    Awesome DIY! They look almost identical.

  • Grace – stripes & sequins

    Thanks for having me, Glitter Guide! I loved making these shoe clips and wear ’em constantly… so easy and fun!

  • karla @The Purple Bow

    great idea! as always coming from Grace!

  • alyson

    WOw! Now this is something I can — and really, really want to — make! Thanks Grace for another fab DIY.

  • nina

    Love this idea! Does the clip hurt your feet at all?

  • bravoerunway

    Wow you did a beautiful job! My friend just bought these flats from Tory and the sparkle is amazing, I hope she’ll wear them tonight when we attend Tory’s fashion show in Chicago!

  • Julieta

    Great idea Grace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love the final look and that is very very easy!!!!!
    xoxo Julieta

  • Jordan

    GRACE! AMAZING! You basically just saved me (and every other blogger) $250 :)

  • kristina@beancakes ✭

    truly genius grace, truly genius!!
    xx ~ kristina

  • Aly

    So simple so cute and so effective! Good d.i.y for all.
    Thank you!

  • ShopChantal

    Those are totally adorbs! You are all so inspiring that I did my first real Fashion DIY. I kept thinking “What would Grace think of this”. Thanks for sharing this one, I can’t wait to try this one and many more.

  • lisanne

    love this! now i know what to do with my basic black corso como flats :) thank you thank you thank you!

  • Caroline

    Love this!!! Perfect for the holidays. Great job.

  • CNC

    These are too cute!! Do the clips bother you at all when you walk?

  • Lara

    Super cute and simple!!!! I’m a fan! Love DIY projects like these!

  • Kate {domestikatedlife}

    very cute DIY!

  • Neris

    amazing DIY! i love Grace, she always comes up with awesome ideas :)


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  • Southern_Gurl

    These are adorable, an Why spend a fortune if you can DIY it an them turn out so FAB. Cant wait to try to do this to a basic pair so they can look so Awesome.

  • desdetenerifeconamor

    Wow! Beautiful! I love DIY! I invite you to see the last I’ve done, a leather jacket inspired by MIU MIU collection!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    ADORABLE!!! i have a pair of mustard flats i have been dying to “dress up”!!!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Grace – stripes & sequins

    @CNC, no the clips don’t bother me a bit! xo

  • Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    Great DIY Grace! Such a great idea :)

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  • Anjela

    awesome! can’t wait to try this one :)

  • carla mccarthy

    omg! Why i never thought about it! that’s amazing!


  • tishag

    I love anything DIY and it always makes life so much more fun when you don’t have to go buy something that you can make yourself (and be proud of!) I love these shoes and they seem so easy to make if anyone is just starting out doing DIY projects. I think it’s super cool if you’re the creative type who loves fashion, you can make a career out of it! My friends did that and graduated from FIDM which is super neat. So many cool programs :)

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  • Brian

    Great post and creative idea. Although I did finally break down and get this pair of these Tory Burch Eddie bow flats;

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