For many brides, a big portion of your wedding planning (and budget) is focused on your amazing dress (like this non-conventional tea length), but we are here to remind you not to forget about your shoes! We’ve drummed up a couple of easy two-material hacks for you to make your wedding shoes completely customized. These hacks take no time at all (but do involve a good amount of idle dry time), so you will have plenty of time left over to hand letter your unique wedding seating display.
Something Blue Hack
Materials and Tools:
– wedding shoes
– blue nail polish
– leather paint sealer or nail polish top coat
– foam brush
1. Paint on the nail polish to the sole of the heel.
2. Once dry apply a top coat over the nail polish.
Grab your favorite hue of blue nail polish and give your heels a new blue sole. #Louboutingoesblue
Add a thin coat over the area that has the grips. Pro Tip: You don’t want to actually fill in the crevices with nail polish — it would make for a slippery disaster!
We covered the nail polish with a matte top coat. This is totally optional for the look you want to achieve. If you like it glossy, skip the matte.
We love this hidden surprise of teal. #tealaddiction
Not a fan of blue? Customize the underside of your shoe with your favorite hue or a color from your wedding palette.
Something New Hack
Materials and Tools:
– flat backed crystal gems
– flat backed gold gems
1. Trim lace to the length of the heel and attach using E6000.
2. Once the lace is dry, use E6000 to apply flat backed gems in a pattern of your choice.
Trim the lace to fit the spine of your shoe. Attach the lace with E6000 and let dry overnight.
Use a toothpick and E6000 to apply the gems to the spine of the shoe. Get creative! Maybe replicate a gem cluster that you see on your wedding dress!
This small touch of glam is the style hack you need for your wedding.
Now call me crazy – but why not combine the two hacks together for a completely custom pair of pumps that can go way beyond your wedding day?!
Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!
DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre
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