How to DIY Gucci Dupe Bow Shoes for the Holidays

The DIY Designer
by The DIY Designer
3 Materials
15 Minutes

It’s true – the holidays are coming! It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday glam, and in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make some stunning DIY “Gucci”-style bow shoes.

For under $20, you’ll be able to make your own shoes look like they cost a fortune. You can add these bows to heels, boots or sneakers, and place them on the toe, foot or ankle, for a multitude of holiday shoes that make a statement!

Tools and materials:

  • Assorted beaded bows
  • Sewing elastic
  • Hot glue gun
Measuring the elastic

1. Measure the elastic

Your bows will attach to your shoes with elastic, so you need to measure how much elastic you need for each bow.

Take the measurement with your foot inside the shoe you want to attach a bow to.

Cutting the elastic

Cut the elastic to fit around your foot and under the shoe. Pull the elastic pretty tight to fit snugly.

Use the first piece you cut as your guide to the second piece for the other shoe.

Gluing elastic

Use hot glue to close the ends of your elastics.

Gluing bow to elastic

2. Attach your bows

Put about 1½ inches of glue across the center top of your bow.

Gluing bow to elastic

Press the elastic into the glue, with the center seam of the elastic at the center of the bow.

Press down the elastic in the center and on the sides, covering all of the glue, and let dry.

Bow added to shoe

3. Slide the bow onto your shoe

Now, just slide the elastic over your shoe. You can position the bow on the top of your shoe.

DIY Gucci bow shoes

You could also slide the elastic up higher so the bow sits above the top of your shoe and some of your foot is visible between the bow and the shoe.

DIY Gucci bow shoes

Here’s how I’ve placed the bow in the middle of the top of my shoe.

DIY Gucci bow shoes

Now the bow is right at the toe.

DIY Gucci bow shoes

Look! I even glammed-up my holiday sneakers.

DIY Gucci bow shoes

DIY Gucci bow shoes

Here’s my bow around my ankle for a different Gucci shoe look!

I can’t wait to read your comments about your own DIY Gucci-bow holiday shoes. I bet you make more than one set of bows!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, check out my post on a Quick No-sew DIY Sequin Hoodie.

Suggested materials:
  • Assorted beaded bows
  • Sewing elastic
  • Hot glue gun

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