Sunday, 19 June 2016

DIY - Marc Jacobs Mouse Ballet Pumps

I have lusted after a pair of the mouse Marc Jacobs flats for a few years now. I have often thought about buying a pair but I just couldn't spend a couple of hundred pounds on a pair of ballet flats. I had the idea to make my own mouse flats based on the Marc Jacobs ones. One of my favourite pair of mice are the Marc by Marc Jacobs Disco Mouse Flats and I also thought these would be fairly easy to recreate. Below I am going to show you how to revamp a pair of ballet flats into a pair of disco mice. 

Picture from Pinky Polish

What You Will Need:

Plain pair of ballet pumps (New Look)
Multi coloured gems (Amazon)
Six large gems for eyes and nose 
Glue gun
Pencil
Unpicker (if need to remove bows from shoes)




First off I unpicked the bows that were on the front of the shoes, now the shoes were all ready to decorate with the gems. I started round the top of the shoes with the largest gems on the sheet, this didn't take as long as I had thought it would and was probably the easiest part of the decorating. 





I glued on the eyes and nose (I got these gems off an old bag but you could use anything for this, maybe even buttons) on each shoe and then I drew on the tail, whiskers and ears as a guide. Then I glued on the middle sized gems for the tail and the smallest gems for the whiskers. For the ears I used a mixture of all the gem sizes as I thought it gave a good effect. 
















Overall the shoes were fairly easy to make, just very fiddly and time consuming! To decorate the pair of shoes took me about three to four hours but I did really enjoy making them. The total price for the shoes came in at under £13 which is a fraction of the cost for the designer Marc Jacobs pair and don't look too dissimilar. 

Would you buy a pair of Marc Jacob Mouse Shoes or would you make your own? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

Love, 

Sophie x

49 comments:

  1. I adore these! Wish I was that creative!

    Rachael xox

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  2. This is such a great idea, lovely post!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  3. Ohhh that looks absolutely adorable! And is so easy to make. Great DIY. Thanks a lot!

    Love, Kerstin
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    1. Thank you, they were fairly easy to make :)

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    1. Wow, thank you! That's such an amazing compliment!

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  5. Wow, that's amazing! They look just like the real thing. Great job!! <3

    xo Raina
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  6. Wow, that's amazing! They look just like the real thing. Great job!! <3

    xo Raina
    www.themamaqueen.com

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  7. Wow, you have some serious talent. I am not crafty at all, but I wish I was. These look just like the original!

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  8. This is wonderful!!! Very inspiring and just showing that it is not necessary to spend loads on stuff when you can create your own! xx


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    1. Thank you! I'm glad a spent time on making my own rather than forking out a few hundred on a pair of shoes!

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  9. Great diy!!!
    Love it,
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  10. Great post!This is such a cute idea!
    Emily www.floraalemily.co.uk

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  11. they look so cool. i'm rubbish at diys but this one looks amazing.


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  12. So cool they look amazing! I love your blog too by the way, would love to follow each other and stay in touch.. let me know! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my gosh! These mouse flats turned out so well. They're adorable. :]

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  14. cute diy <3

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    @evansbrenda

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  15. These look adorable! You did an amazing job!

    xo
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  16. Very cute shoes! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow me and I'll follow your blog back ASAP!<3 http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  17. Ah, that's such a cute idea! You have a lovely blog, would you like to follow each other?

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  18. Stunning idea. I really like your creativity
    You have a interesting blog. I hope you will like mine
    a lot of kisses
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  19. What what a cool idea! And looks so easy!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you :) It was really easy just time consuming but so worth it :)

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  20. These look amazing - and much cheaper than the originals! I definitely don't have the patience, but they do look fab.

    Sammy xo.
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  21. These shoes are so adorable! :)

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