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DIY These Leopard Head Loafers…

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A while ago I posted a pic of these loafers on my Facebook page and was immediately inundated with emails, comments and tweets from people asking where they could purchase them from.   Sadly, these loafers aren’t sold here in New Zealand, however you can purchase them from the US and/or online and they range in price anywhere between US$30 to $350.  With that in mind I pondered ‘just how hard could it be to make these?’  The answer – damn easy!

I found the EXACT same leopard head embellishments in K-Mart for just $6.  They’re actually a necklace, but I soon DIY’d these bad boys off their chains and straight onto my shoes.  These are stock-standard necklaces in K-Mart (in the US I’m assuming they are probably in Target) so I know you can still buy them in-store now.  Then I grabbed 2 for $25 loafers from Rubi and I was good to go!

Here’s a step by step guide to making your own ‘leopard head loafers’ just in time for winter.  I do love a good pair of loafers in winter!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Leopard Embellishments
Loafers/Ballet flats
A Marker Pen (I used a white marker from Typo, as it’s white it’s easier to see on black fabric)
Super Glue
A Ruler
Pliers

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1. Remove leopard embellishment from chain with pliers

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2. Mark out on each shoe where you want the embellishment to sit (this way you can ensure it sits evenly on both shoes)

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3. Attach the embellishments directly onto your shoes

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Viola – you’re done.  Pretty cute loafers for under $40

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Now, I didn’t add the gold embellishment to the tips of the shoes as shown in the original photo (thats just personal preference) however if you wanted to do this you could, as they have the gold tips available at Spotlight and you can just attach those with super glue as well.

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Ange x
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4 Comments

  1. catandtonicnz

    May 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    These look awesome! Anna x

  2. Madina

    July 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Where did you get the leopard embellishments from?

    • Gurlinterrupted

      July 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Hiya

      I’m not sure where you are based, but I got the leopard embellishments from k-mart. I’ve had some emails from a couple of girls that have spotted the same ones at Target, chainstore accessory shops (Bling, Diva etc) and The Warehouse.

      Hope this helps
      x

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