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Christian Louboutins DIY

28 May

Christian Louboutin is famous for the extensive line of red bottom heels. These shoes are beautiful, but come at a costly price. However, I have the perfect solution to get the same look at more reasonable price. This is a simple DIY that can really upgrade your favorite pumps.
First, pick your favorite pair of heels, preferably a solid color shoe. Christian Louboutin is iconic red bottom heels – his most simplest shoe is a black heel and red bottoms. You can get the red bottoms in two ways. You can use a sticker or nail polish.

If you’re planning on using a sticker, purchase it online from Rosso Solini. This Italian based company has a variety of colors and designs, so you aren’t limited to just red. This sticker costs about €5.99. This video shows you how to apply the sticker on your shoes. Once you’re done applying it, you’re ready to make a statement with your newly designed shoes. 

But if you’re planning on using nail polish, you’re going to need white, red and a clear coat of nail polish. The best kind of nail polish is one that finishes with a shiny appearance. I suggest that you use Wet ‘n Wild Wild Shine nail polish because it’s very cheap and is found at most drug stores. First clean the bottom of your shoes with baby wipes  if you’ve worn them out before. You can tape the edges of your shoe if you feel that it is necessary. Next you’re going to pain the bottom of your shoe with the white nail polish. You’re going to apply atleast 2 coats of nail polish. Once the white nail polish has dried, you can apply your first coat of red nail polish. Again, you’ll need to apply atleast 2 coats of red nail polish or however many you think is necessary. Once you finish, don’t forget to apply the finishing clear coat. This project will take around 1-2 hours. Wait atleast 24 hours before you wear your new shoes and you’ll have your own pair of Christian Louboutins look alike.

High Heel Shoes Makeover DIY Spiked Heels

9 May

The latest trend of spiked heels is walking the streets. This is a simple project that can be done in less than an hour. All you need is cone spikes or studs, a pair of leather or suede heels and Dart Awl used for making holes.

You can place the spikes however you chose, but you can simply follow the seam on the back of the heel. Next, use the hole making tool to puncture holes to insert the spikes. Push the spikes into the shoe with a screwdriver. Make sure the spike is screwed in the shoe securely so it doesn’t cause irritation. And you’re ready to wear them out.

Pair these shoes up with a leather jacket and it’ll give you that rebel-punk feel. You can go simple with the look, pairing the spike heels with black pants and a tee.

High Heels Shoe Makeover: DIY Cap Toe Heels

8 May

What is the difference between the shoe on the left and the shoe on the right? The price. You can get a designer pair of cap toed heels for much cheaper. This is a simple DIY project that only requires masking tape, spray paint, and patent heels.

Do this project outside or in an open space – or whatever is printed on the spray paint. You’re going to need to tape the parts of the shoes that you don’t want colored. You can also put a strand of tape where you want the toe painted and cover the rest of the shoe with a plastic bag. This helps for a clean finish. Have a glossed spray paint or spray paint used for plastic. Use 4-5 coats of spray paint for a complete finish. Keep in mind about the directions on the spray can. And once your shoes have dried, you officially have your own pair of cap toed heels.

If you’re having trouble picking colors to use, go simple. Choose a nude shoe with and use black spray paint or go the other way around. But if you’re a fashionista, try us
ing a neon color with nude shoe. Whatever you chose, you’ll definitely be in the latest trend with your new shoes.

High Heel Shoes Makeover: DIY Jeweled Heels

8 May

High fashion designers featured the jeweled heel this season. But this glamorous shoe comes at cost – almost $500. Save hundreds of dollars and create your own. This project is simple: all you need is jewels, industrial glue, tweezers and a pair of high heels.

First you need to organize your jewels according to size. Get a wide range of sizes. You can place them on your heel any way you choose. Try purchasing colored jewels to make the shoe pop out a little more, especially if you’re using black high heels. Make sure you are using loose, flat back rhinestones.

Next you’re going to need a plastic bowl to place your glue in. I recommend using craft adhesive because it is made to go through wear and tear. Use your tweezers to pick up the larger rhinestones and dip them into the glue. You can now place the rhinestones where ever you please. For the smaller rhinestones, take a toothpick and dip it into the glue then dab it on the jewel. Then repeat for the other shoe.

Wait for the glue to dry for about a day or so. Now you finally have a pair of jeweled heels. Strut your new shoes with a simple black dress to make your shoes the center of attention.

Glitter Shoes DIY

24 Apr

The latest trend this year is glittered shoes. Some shoes, however, may come at a costly price – especially the ones from big-time designers. There is a way you can still get this new trend without making a dent in your wallet. All you need is glue, glitter and your favorite pair of shoes. All items needed for this project can be purchased at Michaels, AC Moore or any craft stores.

First choose your shoe. You can pick heels, flats, sneakers – whatever you like. Make sure the shoe is plain and has no designs. You can create designs on your shoe with the glitter. If you’re using sneakers, be sure to take out the laces before gluing.

Keep in mind that if you’re making designs, you’re going to need tape. Painter’s masking tape is the best to use for a nice, clean finish. Tape the parts of the shoe that you don’t want glittered.

Paint parts of shoe with glue where you plan to add glitter. For beginners, add all your glitter into a bowl. Hold the shoe over the bowl and apply your glitter. This keeps your workspace cleaner. Use spray glue after, to apply more coats of glitter. This is where you will want to add tape on the bottom of your shoes so no glitter will get on the sole.

Spray clear shellac to the shoe when all your glue is dry. Try Aleene’s Final Step Spray Acrylic Sealer in a Gloss Finish for a clean finish. Wait another day or so until you wear your new shoes out. Remember to take off the tape before wearing. Enjoy and good luck.