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!
The Rebel Crafter