July 10, 2012
Current DIY: Sparkly Cap Toe Pumps
So with some inspiration from my friend Sally and loads of helpful tips from my BFF Bonnie (aka The Queen of Bling), I got to work!
1. Pointy toe shoes
I chose fabric ones so that the paint would adhere better.
2. Packing tape
3. Silver and white acrylic paint
4. Paint supplies
I went with the higher quality kind, so that they'd really sparkle. I used size 20ss flat back stones.
6. E-6000 glue
1. Tape off your cap toe.
Tip: Be sure the tape is secure. I didn't, and my paint bled a bit. I had to go over the messy edges with a blue Sharpie. Hopefully this won't be too visible when on.
3. Paint the toes white first to prime them; allow to dry, then paint toes silver until opaque.
I didn't prime mine first and after 3 coats of silver it still wasn't opaque. After priming, it took only 2 coats of silver to get the desired effect.
4. Starting with the edges, glue rhinestones onto paint. Work inward until the whole toe is covered in bling.
Tip: Squeeze a small amount of E-6000 onto a scrap piece of paper, then use a toothpick to put a tiny amount of glue on each rhinestone. They less glue than you might think. You'll have to repeat squeezing the glue onto the paper often, as the glue dries after a few minutes.
Tip: E-6000 stays pliable for a bit, so the rhinestones can be repositioned before firmly set.
Cost of supplies
Shoes: $16, on clearance at JC Penney
Tape, paint and paint supplies: already had
Rhinestones: $4.50 for 2 packages at Hobby Lobby (used a coupon for one)
Glue: $2 at Hobby Lobby
Grand total: $22.50