(Closed) Crafty bees, what can I do to these shoes to make them shine!

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

sorry about your knee!

Most important question: what material are the shoes?

1. paint: you can still have your hot pink and wear it too.  from sassyfeet.com

Before painting, gently clean your leather shoes with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. If you are working on manmade material, use acetone (from the hardware store) instead. No preparation is needed for fabric shoes, except they should be clean

After painting, on leather or manmade material,  use a brush or cotton ball to daub on a coat of Future clear acrylic floor wax. This is what the manufacturer recommends for sealing Lumiere and Neopaque paints on leather or manmade materials. As for painted fabric, no sealing is necessary unless you will someday want to toss them in the washer. In that case, heat-seal the paint by using a hair dryer or tossing them in a commercial dryer.

2. add an embellishment that can be removed later: like a fabric flower

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’d buy some blingy or flower shoe clips to add to these shoes!!!

You can find some really pretty ones on Etsy costing around $20.

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Another great way to “bride them up” is to add some lace to the wedge portion. I covered my shoes with lace and it really added that special something that made me feel bridelike 🙂  I just spread E-6000 glue on there with a paintbrush and pressed the lace on, and it stayed put perfectly all day/night. I put it on both my real wedding wedges, and my reception flip flops (ignore the horrible filth on the flip flops, haha I took that picture the day after to capture the ‘rape victim’ look of the shoes after a night of dancing!).

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