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:

– lace

– flat backed crystal gems

– flat backed gold gems

– E6000

– scissors

– toothpick



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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