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Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspiring Style: DIY Shoes

One of the things on my 26 by 26 list is to complete more DIY projects. So far, so good. I did some stencil, pattern and paint work on my wall that you might have seen on my Twitter.

Then I decided to finally get my hands on some wedges! I've had these for about a year and I totally like them, I just don't wear them often enough. And I've been seeing a lot of DIY studded wedges online that have inspired me to get creative!
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What You'll Need
♥ Need wedges, box cutter (or scissors), ribbon, rhinestones and glue gun with glue sticks

old-wedge
Let me tell you, I wasn't exactly sure what the hell I was doing at first. I just knew I wanted studs and ribbon. So this is what I did:
First Things First
♥ Line the bottom of the wedges with the silver glitter ribbon to get the proper length
♥ Cut it at the middle and start gluing
♥ It's better to put the glue on the ribbon section by section than putting the glue on the wedge
♥ The rhinestones happened to be adhesive so they stuck onto the wedges without any glue (which was awesome)
♥ So I started placing the rhinestones up the curve of the shoe
♥ Then I used the rhinestones that I took off my Heel Condoms and glued them up the back of the wedge

wedges2
When In Doubt, Add More Glitz!
♥ Then I decided I wanted more ribbon so I started to line the wedge two more times on each side by gluing it small sections at a time
♥ Make sure you use the box cutter or scissors to cut the ribbon the correct length to fit the wedge
♥ It's tricky trying to keep the ribbon strips parallel so have patience. I have no patience as you can probably see, lol.
♥ Then I ran out of ribbon, but I'm not sure I would have continued up the wedge anyway.

wedges3
Might end up redoing the back of the left wedge if I have time, but I am loving with the outcome.

wedgesfinal
What do you think?
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If you liked this project then check out my jewelry making DIY from last year.
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Also, check me out (and other fab bloggers) in the IFB Links A La Mode this week!

GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT

Edited by Taylor Davies

Thanksgiving is now officially behind us, so it’s time to start looking ahead to the coming holidays and all the fan-fair that comes along with them. From Black Friday shopping to holiday parties to festive DIY projects, there’s a lot of inspiration in this week’s Links a la Mode selections.

Along with all this inspiration, a few of our bloggers tackled some tough issues, from finding the balance between sexy and frumpy dressing in the workplace, vanity sizing, recession dressing and improving your blog posts. I thought these were important and critical to include for this week’s round up, because even as the holiday season gets into full swing, and we’re overcome with twinkling lights, festive parties and sequins galore – the same problems and difficulties we face the rest of the year will be here.

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  • Bon Vivant + A Budget: A Good Sweater Is Hard To Find
  • Clothes: Pepe Jeans To Launch Tru-Blu Jeans To Sustainable Fashion Market
  • Cosmolawlitan: Benetton Ads Spark Controversy but Embody Fashion Spirit
  • Fashion Is Evolution: How To Make A Book Clutch
  • Fish Monkey’s Writing Stuff: Not-Sexy Dressing
  • Forever Amber: Size Zero, My Ass
  • In Her Glam: Glam Feature Jill Allison
  • Koi Story: Hair Tutorial v2: Beehive
  • Oh To Be A Muse: Make Up and Muses: The Eyes Have It
  • Oranges & Apples: My Relationship With Make Up
  • Out Of Order: Easy DIY Bow Belt
  • Paperdoll Vintage: My Top Ten Online Vintage Shops
  • Paper + Cloth: 10 Crosby Is Here
  • Roses et Epines: Is The Most Exciting Industry In The World Turning Boring?
  • Semi: DIY Fringe Belt
  • Tansuann: Versace For H&M Timeline
  • The Style Confessions: Fashion For The Recession
  • The Window Shopper: Your Christmas Party Survival Guide
  • Statements in Fashion: How To Write Better Blog Posts
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    40 comments

    Glitz Glam Budget said...

    This is very creative! Great job!

    Harija said...

    cute DIY project its so creative!

    Camille said...

    i cant believe you did that yourself! it looks amazing! love it!

    jamie said...

    I love how these came out Cheryl! Great job!! I've done a few DIY's on shoes I never wear and it's like having a whole new pair!

    http://www.glamlatte.com

    JustPatience said...

    Love how you customized the shoes and made them your own. Amazing!

    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

    Irina Lori said...

    What a nice idea! You're so creative ;)

    Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

    Talented hands here indeed. I wouldn't be able to do this DIY. I'm just too silly;-)
    Love the links too.xx

    SassyUptownChic said...

    You did an awesome job Cheryl! They look great girl. :D Thanks for the links below!
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

    amy b.s. said...

    love how they turned out!

    modanista junkie said...

    Cute!!! Love how you transformed them into FAB shoes!!!


    xoxo

    Kirstin Marie said...

    These are brilliant!! I love them!!! You are so creative.

    Jennifer Fabulous said...

    It's official. You are a genius. These are so freaking fabulous, I just may die. You might turn me into a DIYer after all. :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

    Jersey Blogess said...

    these are just fab - I will try a DIY on some jeans one of these days - great job.

    Couture Carrie said...

    Awesome DIY, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

    Courtney Erin said...

    Wow, I love them - such an awesome idea!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

    creativefashionglee said...

    This is such a gorgeous DIY. It transformed the plain wedges into something stunning. :)

    What Sadie Did said...

    Ooh good idea! I've been meaning to do something similar for YONKS but never get around to it!

    Sadie x
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

    Southerners from the North said...

    oh wow they look amazing. great job!

    http://thepastimebliss.blogspot.com/

    The Dolls Factory said...

    amazing, well done girl
    that's a great job on thoes shoes.
    Glittering boots ready for Christmas looks

    Kavery said...

    When in doubt - add more glitz. So true- the finished product is fab!

    MosaMuse said...

    cute DIY! and i love ur glue gun lol
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

    Sara said...

    Wow those look so badass! I love all the glitz! I am going to have to remember this post when I go shoe-shopping.

    Clare said...

    Dang girl! Is there anything your can't do???

    THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

    These are adorable! No need to redo, I think they're perfect just the way they are. Awesome job :)

    Petite-size Style said...

    What a great idea - they came out amazing!

    Erika said...

    Now THIS is the best DIY idea for the holidays - love! :)

    Sonshu said...

    OMG. OMG. I will surely try this soon. Except I've to look for the materials a little too hard. But the final result looks GORGEOUS!!! Do more DIYs you rock at em.

    Isquisofrenia said...

    oh wow thats awesome, totaslly fun diy, they look amaizng

    Pop Champagne said...

    cute project you did! it def spice up the shoes :D

    Audrey Allure said...

    Loving what you did to your wedges - looks fabulous!

    Elle Sees said...

    Looks fierce! Great turn out.

    catwalk criminal said...

    wow, great work girl ♥

    Karina said...

    I love it! When I come visit I want to do something like this! :)

    Shels415 said...

    OH My! This is just one amazing DIY that I must try! It turned out really well, and it is one of a kind!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

    Karima said...

    Amazing!! I love DIYs but this defi looks better than most DIYs ive seen

    www.dresscodezero.blogspot.com

    Laura said...

    Very cool !!! You give good tips and advices to do the DIY !

    (Plus thank you so much for you comments and joining you made my day :-)))

    xoxo

    Jamillah said...

    OH THEY are awesome!!!! And you did a really great job w/ instructions.

    Kimberlee said...

    Ohhh look at you getting your DIY skills on!

    Diana said...

    Thats just awesome!! I love the stripes and the sparkle!! Great DIY fashion! xoxo

    Fashion Tales.... said...

    Yay!Great job hun! :)

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