DIY - Add a Bow Ankle Strap to your Shoes by DIY - Add a Bow Ankle Strap to your Shoes 1. Grab the heels or flats of your choice. 2. A ribbon that matches or compliments the shoe color. 3. Scissors 4. A hot glue gun Cut two small pieces and two long pieces. Figure out exactly where you want the ribbon to wrap around your foot, measure how far it would need to come up and double it. Tie the ribbon around your ankle to see exactly how long it needs to be for your desired look.Put a drop of glue at the bottom of the two smaller strips.Fold them over to create two loops. Place another bead of glue on the bottom of the loop. Attach the loop to the inside of the shoe.Run the long piece of ribbon through the shoe.