DIY - TROPICAL MACAW HEELS
Last Spring my bestie and I came across a beautiful pair of Parrot Heels from Kate Spade and couldn't get them off our minds. As we waited and hoped they would go on sale, I was inspired to DIY a Macaw version of my own. Yes, you can make these heels yourself!!!
I shared a teaser a few months ago on IG but actually created this DIY about a year ago when I got the patches. I initially shared it with my family in our group chat and my big sister gave me the great idea to do something additional. I got stuck on the idea and held off from sharing the tutorial while I tried to source additional supplies. I still haven't found the right supplies but with the recent parrot craze popping up in the fashion world, I figured I might as well share the initial DIY with you. This way you can get the look in time for Summer.
On the left are the actual Kate Spade heels that inspired my DIY. Aren't they beautiful? My bestie and I stalked them forever and got them on sale! They're sold out in most places but I recently sourced a pair for someone and found a few others here in limited sizes.
Now, if you want to DIY (I know you do) then continue to my super duper simple tutorial. You only need a few supplies, a hot Summer day and pretty pedicure to step out in tropical style!
- Red heels (t-strap heels would work great as well)
- Macaw appliqué patches
- Glue gun
Apply a tiny bit of hot glue to the back of your patch. You want to avoid putting too much as the excess will spill over and show when you attach the patch to your shoe strap.
Secure the patch to your heels, ensuring the Macaw's longest feather falls in the center of the toe strap.
Secure the bottom part of the macaw patch to the heel's toe strap with a dot of glue and take your beauties for a spin!