Published On: Fri, Nov 18th, 2016

Interesting and Easy Ways to Customize Shoes

Couture shoes embellished with diamonds and gems are obscenely expensive and nobody apart from the likes of Kim Kardashian could possibly afford such a pair. The good news is that you don’t need to splash out on a pair of designer shoes to wear with your diamond engagement ring from ascotdiamonds.com. Instead, have a go at customizing a cheap pair of shoes so your engagement party guests will be amazed at how creative you are.

There are many ways to customize shoes. Some are more expensive than others, so read on for some useful tips and choose the method that most appeals to your creativity – and budget!

Sequins and Glitter

photo courtesy of ascot diamonds dallas

photo courtesy of ascot diamonds dallas

All that glitters is not gold. Do you remember the red glittery shoes Judy Garland wore when she played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz? You can create a pair of shoes just like hers if you have a glue gun, some glitter and sequins. All you need to do is buy a cheap pair of court shoes, dab glue on, and carefully stick sequins all over the main body of the use. Use glitter to fill in the gaps and your shoes will sparkle in the light. These shoes won’t withstand too much wear outdoors, but they will look amazing at night.

Cheap crystals are another option if you want sparking shoes. Use a pair of tweezers and glue to stick gems on one at a time. Small crystal embellishments in a floral pattern are cute, or you could decorate the heels of your shoes with tiny rhinestones. Paint the soles of your shoes a bright red color and people might think you are wearing a pair of Louboutin’s.

Painted Shoes

Paint is another fun way to customize shoes. Paint works well on leather or plastic shoes, but you will need to protect the areas you don’t want painted. Use masking tape or paper. You can also use tape to create stencils if you want a more intricate design on your shoe. Use spray paint or, if you have fabric shoes, fabric paint. For detailed work, use a fine brush, but for larger designs, a sponge or small can of spray paint will be perfect.

Decoupage Shoes

Decoupage is a fun way to customize shoes. Look for cute designs or magazine cut-outs and use PVA glue to stick the paper to your shoes. There is no limit on the type of paper you can use, so be creative and experiment with comics, wallpaper and candy wrappers. Once your decoupage shoes have dried, paint a thin layer of dilute PVA over the shoe to protect them.

Use buttons and other household decorative items to customize plain shoes. You can also use costume jewelry to add some bling to an old pair of shoes. Clip-on earrings can easily be clipped on to the front of a pair of court shoes if you want to bling them up. With a bit of imagination and creativity, your shoes will be transformed into works of art.

Author: Joao Pedro

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