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DIY bow-tied oxfords

The story behind this DIY is two-fold. 1. I found these oxfords at Old Navy on dirt cheap clearance a while ago. I snagged them up and thought they would be SO fun with floral fabric modpodged onto a few sections. Then, a very popular blog posted this post literally days after I bought them. 
Nuts! Someone beat me to it. Think, Kim.What else can you do with these?  
2. Lo, and behold, I saw these shoes at Nordstrom a few weeks later and fell in love. 

*CUE LIGHTBULB* 
It was a perfect storm for some DIY goodness. Ready to make some of these beauties?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Oxford flatsFabric or RibbonScissorsTapeDr. Pepper ((just kidding. not necessary, just encouraged))
Step one: Using the length of your fabric ((starting at the selvedge, going to the fold)), cut two 2.5 inch strips.

Step two:Trim the ends so that they are more narrow than the rest of the strip and roll up. 

Step three:Wrap the rolled up tips in tape. This will help the fabric go through the shoe-string holes

Step four: Tie as usual & put on before you tie your bow. Tie bow to desired size and trim the ends

Step five: Strut your stuff

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