DIY ~ Couture Spiked Strappy Heels

So, I’ve been wanting to make to make these shoes since I first bought these perfect strappy heels from Zara. But, these heels were so perfect, I couldn’t bare to choose between spiking them or not…
To spike or not to spike, that is the question… well I did what any Fashion Addict would do… I bought another pair- to spike….
What you’ll need:
Strappy heels with a wide enough strap that the spikes will fit on it.
Screw on spikes, I recommend (Studs and Spikes)
An adjustable leather punch (Home depot $12)
Ball point pen

1. Cut a piece of paper the same size as the strap.
2. Lat it out and trace around the spikes where you’d like them to lay. mark the centers with the sharpie.
3. Tape the paper to the strap but make sure to check that the sides and center dot are lined up where you want them.

4. Punch out the centers, using a size that’s smaller than the screw size- you want it to be tight so it’s not shaking around while you walk. Make sure you hold the top and bottom of the strap while you punch and make sure it feels like it’s right in the center of the strap, not higher or lower.

5. Push the bottom screws threw and attach the spike top. Use a screwdriver to tighten. (You can also use a glue called Thread lock, between the screw and spike which prevents them from loosening. )

6. Repeat…

NOTE: I used the same piece of paper and attached it to the second shoe so that the spikes would be the exact same widths apart on both shoes. Again, make sure you align the center and sides and flip the paper so it’s mirrored, instead of sliding it over.

7. DONE!

Less: DIY (Zara & Studs and Spikes = $100)

This litterally took me 10 minutes. I can’t wait to wear them!!!

I have a couple pairs of old shoes I want to try this on instead of tossing out- maybe I can totally refresh them!! I’ll be sure to show you those too!

Are you going to try this out?

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  1. I LOVE that you did this yourself! So creative and instantly makes them look 100x more expensive! Great trick. x

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