DIY TOMS with a Touch of Lace and Flowers

DIY Toms - transform your everyday slip-ons into a fun and romantic pair of dress shoes you can wear to any special event!

DIY TOMS Tutorial:

Don’t we wish all our shoes were as comfortable as TOMS? Well this tutorial is all about taking these casual shoes to a whole new level with a touch of flirty, feminine lace & chiffon.

I was invited to create this fun tutorial with where I take a regular pair of TOM’s and give them a little makeover for a special event like a wedding or evening soiree. So I’ve create this romantic pair of DIY TOMS with a touch of lace and flowers to transform your everyday slip-ons into a fun and romantic pair of dress shoes you can wear to any special event. Keep on reading to see how you can create your own!

This DIY was feature alongside 10 other fabulous DIY TOM ideas, so make sure you check those out as well on Buzzfeed!



  • scissors
  • tea light
  • lighter
  • stapler
  • glue gun

DIY TOMS tutorial:

1. Measure and cut the lace. Take your lace and measure the amount you need by lining it up against your TOMS and snipping off any excess lace.

2. Secure the lace with glue. With your glue gun, squeeze out a line of glue where your lace will go. Press your lace along the glue to secure it.

3. Add trim. Measure out the needed amount of trim and attach it in the exact same way as your lace.

4. Make an outline for your chiffon rosettes. Trace a 1.5”-diameter circle on your chiffon fabric, and carefully cut out 8 chiffon circles. (And maybe a few extras just in case.)

5. Cut out your petals. Cut five 1/3” slits into each of the chiffon circles.

6. Shape your petals. Light your tea light and hold each chiffon circle about 1” away from the flame to slightly melt the edges, creating a petal effect. Do this with all 8 of your chiffon circles.

7. Fold your petals into rosettes. Take 4 of your chiffon circles and stack them on top of each other. Then fold the stack in half to from a half circle, then fold it again to form a rosette.

8. Secure your rosettes. Use your stapler to secure the shape of your rosette.

9. Add the finishing touch! Attach your chiffon rosette to your shoes with a glue gun and you’re ready to dance the night away!

DIY Toms - transform your everyday slip-ons into a fun and romantic pair of dress shoes you can wear to any special event!

Don’t forget to visit Buzzfeed to check out the 10 other fabulous DIY TOM tutorials as well!

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  • onel
    May 5, 2014

    I adore the wedding feel with the lace and flowers 😉 Very cute pair of Toms!

  • Eileen
    May 5, 2014

    Thanks Onel! 🙂

  • Caroline
    May 5, 2014

    You did such a wonderful job! Love them.

    • Eileen
      May 6, 2014

      Aww thanks Caroline! You’re the sweetest!

  • Robin Rue
    December 23, 2014

    That is such a cute idea. My sister got married last year in her Chucks. You couldn’t see them, but these would have been a whole lot nicer looking 😉

  • Tanya Coffman
    December 23, 2014

    You did a great job making these DIY Toms! I would never have thought to dress them up like this, they are so chabby chic adorable! 😀

  • Carmen Nimo Perez
    December 23, 2014

    This is so original, I would have never thought of dazzling up TOMs like this. They look very pretty.

  • Carly Anderson
    December 23, 2014

    I absolutely love the lace! A girlfriend of mine wore Toms at her wedding….these would have been PERFECT!

  • Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    December 24, 2014

    These are gorgeous! What an amazing idea for making a comfortable, yet beautiful wedding shoe! I would have totally wore these!

  • Tami - This Mom's Delight
    December 24, 2014

    These Toms are absolutely adorable! There’s nothing better than wearing comfortable and cute shoes.

  • April Mims
    December 24, 2014

    This is such a creative idea to dress up Toms! No reason to wear fancy, uncomfortable shoes on your big day!

  • Heather - MOHTH
    December 24, 2014

    Those are so cute! I’d make these for a little girl! Love them.

  • Cindy
    December 25, 2014

    Who knew they could be so fancy. I love Toms’ I would have totally worn these 14 years ago when I got married!

  • Jeanae
    December 25, 2014

    Those are so cute! They definitely would have been appreciated over the ridiculously uncomfortable shoes that I wore during my wedding.

  • Franc Ramon
    December 25, 2014

    This makes the Toms Extra Special. It gives it a wedding look and still have the usual comfort of a Toms shoes.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong
    December 26, 2014

    Oh gosh, only if I am creative as you – this is so wonderful. I love how it looked like now! Super adorable!

  • Penny Struebig
    December 26, 2014

    Wonderful idea for comfy shoes on your wedding day! My daughter-in-law wore TOMS at her wedding and they were adorable.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    December 26, 2014

    That is just the cutest idea! There couldn’t be a more comfortable pair of shoes than Toms!!!

  • Kat B.
    December 26, 2014

    These are super cute! You are really creative. I would have never thought of this.

  • Margarita Ibbott
    December 26, 2014

    I have to say, I’m pretty impressed about what you can do with a hot glue gun and some lace. I’m not exactly sure I would want them for wedding shoes but you did a great job. I love how comfortable they are.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms
    December 27, 2014

    Omg gurlieeeee!!! You did a beyond fabulous job with these!!! They look so cute & chic!!! Absolutely love see itttt!!

  • R.F. Dietz
    December 27, 2014

    These turned out fabulous!!!! I feel like if you posted these in an etsy shop you’d sell them in a second! And yet they are fairly simple to make! Great job

  • Brandy
    December 28, 2014

    That is such a simple, yet almost elegant looking, idea! I am not sure why I never thought of this, fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing this as a neat and affordable way to make a creative gift for family or friends!

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