How to: YSL Feather Shoes

I fell in love with these YSL shoes – they’re funky yet a classy pump!  When I looked at the price I realized that they would have put a massive hole in my wallet! As a girl who lives on a budget – I figured I had to pull out the arts and crafts side of me and make these!

What you’ll need:
– Pair of black pumps (mine were from Payless)
– Feathers with a small trim
– Adhesive Velcro
– Clear fabric glue

*Before you purchase the feathers & Velcro you must measure the length of the heel

Step 1:
– Cut the Velcro so that you have a thin strip the width of the heel

Step 2:
– Place the female side (soft side) of the Velcro on the shoes

Step 3:
– Cut the trim of the feathers down, but not too close to the seam

Step 4:
– Glue the trim to the back of the male side of the Velcro and wait to dry

Step 5:
– Attach the Velcro together and VOILA! You have a YSL shoe!



  1. December 20, 2011 / 11:55 am

    Wow these look great! nice job!!

  2. December 20, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    I love this DYI. Thank you.

    Happy Holidays 🙂


  3. December 20, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    OMG, I am a knitter and it is as crafty I am going to get here. Seriously I will love to own an original pair but let’s be honest I can’t afford them. Your DIY is fab and I wish I could do it but I know I will ruin the shoes. LOL. I will pay you whatever it takes to have you make them for me 😉 LOL. I am dead serious. 😉

    Merry Christimas and have a Prosperous New Years!

  4. December 20, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    Great DIY, they look fabulous!

    Laura xo

  5. December 20, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    Such a good idea! Idk why this never occurred to me, I definitely will try this!

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