January 5, 2015
In addition to sewing, I am an all-around DIYer. I make ottomans, paint, cross-stitch, and dabble in jewelry making! When I shop and see things that I really like (home, accessories, apparel, etc) I always question if I can make it myself. These shoes from Jeffrey Campbell caught my eye and struck me as a quick and easy DIY…a nice little sparkler to add to my wardrobe. I am not much of a “bedazzler” nor am I a “sneaker chick”…but this was a must project!
(Click on image above for product details)
I decided to make my version of this Jeffrey Campbell slip-on (and for a lot less money!).
Yesterday was a lazy Sunday so I gave them a test run while running errands! I styled mine with an oversized denim shirt and distressed denim from the GAP. My necklace was one of my favorite DIY jewelry projects (supplies purchased at Hobby Lobby).
SHIRT: GAP (similar HERE) | DENIM: GAP last season (similar HERE) | HANDBAGS: Banana Republic (similar HERE)| SHOES: Target HERE |HAT: Topshop HERE | NECKLACE: DIY (similar HERE)| EARRINGS: Park Lane (similar HERE)
Here is how I turned my sneakers into this sparkling foot dazzle sensation…
Here is the supply list:
1) E6000 Glue (purchased at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or any other craft store)
3) Rhinestones…your choice in color and style. My main stones were rhinestones with the metal setting as they add height and dimension (unlike the inspiration).
The inspiration shoe cost $150.00 regular price. My shoe is a leopard sueded cloth from Target’s Mossimo private label. I spent about $25.00 for the pair. The peridot, black, and oval clear rhinestones were from my stash of craft supplies. The pink and round clear were from a bucket of beads which retail for about $16.00…but I had a 40% off coupon). I only used a few rhinestones from the bucket (but I see more rhinestone projects in my future). The glue was about $5.00. Total cost for my version was less than $40.00.
Here are the instructions:
Not much to it…
1) Decide on the pattern layout.
2) Glue the rhinestones with E6000.
Since I used a leopard printed shoe and larger rhinestones, I did not place rhinestones on the sides of the shoes.
Last minute, I decided to add some pink and round clear stones. (I also have spares in the event of some unforeseen rhinestone fatality…)
Overall, the project took less than 30 minutes to complete…and overnight drying time.
I hope that you are inspired to make your own! Tag me on Instragram with your version (@redpants_designs).