DIY - ORCHID HEELS

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I recently shared this Vintage Garden Glam look that incorporated these heels and you gals went crazy for them. I was super happy about the favorable response because I never know how one of my DIYs will go over.  

Personally, I love these orchid heels but I cannot take full credit for them. One day while chilling on IG, my fellow blogger babe Ehmonie of What's Haute tagged me in the comment section of a photo of a pair of orchid heels and I fell in love. We started chatting about them in DM, only to realize how pricy they were. I'd already invested in a few timeless pieces this season so these heels were definitely out of my budget.

As we swooned over how beautiful the designer-made shoes were, Ehmonie told me they were her favorite flowers and my DIY lightbulb went off. They don't call me the DIY queen 👸🏽 for nothing!

I was already planning a floral shoe project and decided I'd used these Alzúarr heels; switching out my original flowers for orchids. Easy peasy!

SUPPLIES

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For this DIY you'll need the following:

  • Faux orchid flowers  
  • Glue gun  
  • Minimal ankle strap heels  
  • Faux Pearl cabouchons with flat backs (optional & not pictured above)  

STEP 1   

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Begin by cutting your orchid flowers off the stem. Each shoe should have the same amount and size of flower.  

STEP 2

 

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Secure your first flower to the outer edge of the toe stap on your heels. I places the flower with bulbs in this position to add some dimension.  

When glueing, ensure you secure the flower in a position that keeps it from dragging on the floor when you walk.  

STEP 3   

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Repeat step 2 with the remaining orchids until the toe strap for both sides are covered with the flowers.  

Ensure there is symmetry for the heels.  

STEP 4 (OPTIONAL)   

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You can most certainly stop at step 3 but I felt like something was missing from my heels.

I eyeballed them for a while and then pulled out my flat- back pearl cabouchons and adhered a few to the flowers in random spots. I  and held each pearl with a pair of jewelry making pliers and dropped a tiny bit on glue on the back, then secured to the flowers. If you don't have jewelry pliers, I'm sure a solid pair of tweezers can work as well. 

STEP 5

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There is no step 5! Just take your beautiful orchid heels for a spin.