Thursday, November 24, 2011

Boudoir Slippers



I have been wanting a pair of fancy flower slippers. They seem like the perfect accompaniment to pair of silk pajamas for ultimate luxury femme fatale look. The slippers I like are over $50 a pair so I decided I would create my own and share with my readers how to make them. I love projects that are inexpensive to make but look like they were purchased at a boutique store. I found the ballet flat slippers at Walgreens for $5 a pair. I spent a couple dollars more for the pair with the leopard insoles from Walmart because I adore leopard. The faux silk flowers were also from Walmart, and at $3 a batch you can create more than one pair of slippers with them. What girly girl wouldn't love opening up a pair of these adorable slippers this holiday season? Combine them with a lavender sachet or silk pajamas and you will have the perfect gift for the femme fatale in your life.

You will need:

Ballet Flat style Slippers (Walgreens $5, also at Walmart). If you find them cheaper somewhere let us know to share with our readers. 

Faux Silk Flowers (approximately 3-4 " in diameter). Try to find "flatter" flowers. You can use pointier ones but you will need to trim the back down.

Decorative Rhinestone Gem Brads (found in the scrapbooking section) (optional)
or Rhinestone Button for Flower Middle (optional)

E6000 Glue (If not using a brad)

Needle and Thread




Trim the tie off of your slippers.



Pop the flower off of the plastic stem.


Remove the back plastic part of the flower. 



Remove the flower head portion if attaching a brad. Leave the flower head on if no brad. (see step below)



Attach your decorative brad to put the flower back together. 




If your flower is not the flat style trim the back of the flower stem to get the back flat.


Add a good drop of glue to the back of the stem to hold the flower back together. I use E6000 glue.




After the glue is dry pull on the flower a little to make sure the glue held it all together nicely. Depending on the flower design you may need an additional drop of glue between a layer to hold the flower together.

If you're not using a brad trim the head of the flower flat and glue on a rhinestone or rhinestone button with the shank removed. (optional) The flower looks cute without the rhinestone as well.


Optional Step: Cut a few leaves from your batch of flowers and sew on the sides of the slipper. 




Sew the silk flower onto your slipper snugly. I attach from the middle, then stitched around the bottom leaves to hide any stitching. 

*** If you hate sewing you can glue the leaf and flower on the satin style slipper with E6000 glue. The glue works on fabric. This will not work well on the velvet or terry fabric, only the smooth satin style fabric.

Tada Instant Glam!






 XOX,

The Rebel Crafter

19 comments:

  1. Ooh these are gorgeous - I love them, and they look v expensive! x

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  2. I just found your site- love it! Will be making these slippers for the girls in our family for Christmas- YOU ROCK!

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  3. Thanks for the compliments! I love it!

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  4. Oh this is just FABULOUS!! I'm with you, i LOVE a good inexpensive-looks fancy project! (and I would TOTALLY pay a bit more for the leopard ones, too! Just beautiful!! :)

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  5. What a great idea! (I love anything to do with 'boudoir!')

    So you know, I'm newly following via GFC from the SUNDAE hop! I'm also excited to read future DIYs.

    Happy Holidays!

    Gillian from Baby Talk without the Babble

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  6. So cute. They look good enough to wear out in public. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

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  7. So cute, I love the black ones with the red bow!

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  8. This are sooo cute! I love the different verions and adding the jewel in the middle of the flower is a great touch:) I also made some like this for my daughter...
    http://tripletasking.com/2011/11/24/flower-fairy-costume/

    Karisa

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  9. These are so cute! Not too mention that they would be an awesome gift to make! I may have to whip a pair of these up... Thank you for the cool idea!

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  10. That last pair looks like a Betsey Johnson. Love.

    Sharing @ pinterest...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice again! I adore all the projects on this site...

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  11. These are too cute! I so need to make some! Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

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  12. I am gettng ready to deliver my second child any day and now I want some of these for my hospital stay! One more thing for my never ending list....GREAT idea!

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  13. Thanks for the great compliments! I am touched Monica likes them enough to take them to the hospital!

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  14. Super cute/creative idea! Love it and I think I could manage this one even with my lack of amazing crafting skills :-) Thanks! Jenn

    Girldefyinggravity.com

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  15. So great! I remember when there was a big floral flip flop craze, but I had never thought of them for slippers. They totally would make a hospital stay more fun!

    Amy

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  16. Super cute! Love 'em!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  17. Wow, I will say it again WOW you just made everyones budget a little friendlier. I am going to make these for daughter in laws, older granddaughters and every baby shower I attend. These would also make a great hostess gift for you know when we go to someones house to visit they do so much extra work on thier feet preparing for our visit, these slippers and homemade foot bath salts would be awesome to say thanks for all you did on your feet to make our stay special.

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