Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DIY-Lace Applique Pumps- Inspiration Marc Jacobs lace-detailed pumps

I loved these pumps by Marc Jacobs in my Lucky Magazine and this gave me the inspiration for the following DIY lace appliqué  high heels. Marc Jacobs also makes them in flats, which would be fabulous. This project is easy and inexpensive and the outcome is great!!

Materials needed are plain pumps, scalloped lace (look in the bridal section at the craft store), foam brush, Mod Podge glue, E6000 craft glue, stick pins, and scissors. You can find pumps cheap at the thrift store or maybe in your closet.

Step 1: Make sure the surface is clean on your shoe and attach tape to the end of the lace. Then attach the lace to the seam at the back off the shoe. You can use the bottom of the shoe as a guide for placement of the lace. You will need to use a stick pin to hold the lace in place before you can cut the lace.
Step 2: Using your foam brush, apply the Mod Podge glue along the side of the pump. Make sure not to apply too much glue. 

Step 3: Place the lace over the glue and press down.  Next, apply glue to the edge of the lace at the bottom to help hold into place.  You will trim this edge later.  Then, apply Mod Podge glue lightly over the top surface of the lace. My lace has little rhinestones, so I made sure not to put too much glue over these, so they would not dull.

Step 4: Repeat the steps above to the other side of the shoe.

 Step 5: I placed the curved lace over the front part of the shoe to follow the curve of the pump. Then, apply with Mod Podge and use the stick pins to hold in place.  After the glue has dried, trim the edges of the lace.

Step 6: You will then complete the other pump. They will need to dry, but we still have a few steps.

To make sure the pieces are secure, I used the E6000 craft glue to attach the edge pieces.

You will use the E6000 craft glue on the edges by the sole to secure the lace.

Step 6: I love how the lace overlays the top of the pump, but I wanted it to have a stiffness. I applied Mod Podge to these parts of the lace.  I applied just enough glue to make these pieces curve.

I love the outcome of these shoes! I would love to hear what you think.


  1. wow! these look amazing!

    you are killing it with the diy's. i'll definitely be back for inspiration.

    not that i have time to diy anything these days. ha!

    thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts on my recent post. like you said, it's important to reiterate being true to oneself.

  2. oh waoo! this I need to try! Gorgeous :)

  3. Cool DIY! I love this idea. Very creative.

  4. Fabulous! Looks REALLY good!

  5. so fabulous. great job. adore this post. thanks for sharing, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my Gossip Girl inspired look. xo

  6. What a fun DIY and I love, love lace!

    Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  7. How cool! I always like "make it yourself" posts! Your pumps look adorable!




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