Y’all, I am so excited to share a DIY with you that has nothing to do with weddings or engagements or being a bride (although I can definitely see a bride rocking these shoes on her wedding day!)…I know, imagine, a life beyond wedding planning! Gasp! If you’re a bride-to-be cover your ears/eyes and pretend it isn’t so! I promise I did use to do other fun hobbies and take exciting adventures before becoming engaged. Anyway…
I stumbled upon these AMAZING shoes on Pinterest one day…amazingly gorgeous, yes! Amazing price…NO! Three hundred dollars—boo, that definitely is not in my budget. But after giving it some thought I was pretty sure I could make something similar for a lot less.
So my challenge to myself: DIY Alice in Wonderland shoes for under $20.
Step 1) Decide on your shoes. Twenty dollars is not a very large budget, so I decided to make do with some old ankle boots I already had. I chose them because 1) they were almost brand new—they are not that comfortable so in turn do not have much wear and tear on the heels and 2) they provided a pretty wide canvas to work with (as wide as a size seven shoe can be expected to be).
(All photos personal – © 2014, Tape, Glitter and Glue)
Step 2) Tape off the part you will be painting. I used regular old masking tape to tape off the edges. Just make sure you really press it down well.