High heels are hot. And so are long ballet ribbons wrapped around the ankle. So of course the combination of heels and ribbon is to die for.
You don’t need any fancy leather working tools to get the look. I used my eyelet setter and in about 30 minutes had this project all tied up!



High Heels
Eyelet setter


Step 1: Use the eyelet setter to punch a hole in the side of the shoe.
Step 2: Carefully enlarge the hole with sharp pair of scissors. The hole needs to be large enough to hold the eyelet, so snip away any lining from inside the shoe, and if necessary, cut tiny notches into the hole.
Step 3: Press the eyelet into the cutout, making sure the teeth poke out the back. Then set the eyelet. Squeeze the setting tool. Firm, but gentle, even pressure works best.
Step 4: Add eyelets all the way up both sides of the shoe.
Step 5: Cut 4 yards of ribbon per shoe, and lace them up just like tennies! Wrap the excess ribbon around your ankle, and tie in a bow.

  • Deja Chick

    Oh what fun! I’m going to have to raid the shoe department at my local thrift shops!
    Thanks for a super idea!

  • Bridget

    I am going to try this, but with flats. I think it will work. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Sandra Riley

    This is a terrific idea! I have some flats that are too open at the top, and I walk right out of them. I’ve been looking for a solution and I think this may do it.

  • Lana Rodriquez

    Oh, I absolutely love this idea! I’m with Laura, deff going to raid the local thrift shops as well as my own closet! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

  • wedf

    kind of nasty….

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