Post # 1
I am thinking of doing a big DYI project for my 7 bridesmaids and making shoes from them to go in to their bridesmaids bags. I would by cheap ($30 or less) pumps and decorate them custom to the individual. Like have their names on it, put their picture on the bottom things of that nature. My question to you ladies is, which do you think is better? To use rhinestones or glitter? Keep in mind I’m doing 4 bridesmaids, 2 MoHs and my own shoes at some point so that is 8 pairs of shoes total.
Also how do you seal each one so that you don’t leave a trail of glitter behind you and the rhinstones dont get caught on your dresses?
So sound off! :o)
Post # 3
I imagine glitter might by the easiest route if you are planning to cover the entire shoe. If you do plan on doing glitter, do it outside because it sooo hard to completely clean up. As far as a sealant, I’m not crafty enough to know what would work, lol. Neat idea though.
Post # 4
I agree with PP. If you’re looking at doing eight pairs of shoes total, I’d say go with glitter. There are threads on WB about shoe strassing (which is what I’m assuming you’re thinking of doing with the rhinestones) and they say it takes SEVERAL hours to finish. I can only imagine that it would take a long long long time if you were to do that for eight pairs. Also, on those strassing threads, they mention how much they spent on supplies, and it’s usually over $100 per pair, not including the cost of the shoes. That would be lots of money. Doing eight pairs of glittery shoes would definitely be more affordable.
Sorry for the long reply, but I thought I’d give you my reasons for going with glitter.
Post # 5
i voted rhinestone because unless you are intending on covering the whole shoe, i think it’s totally do-able since you have about 9 months. and i think rhinestone looks prettier and sparkle so much more than glitter.
ETA: I just finished a pair of pumps where i only did the heels and a 1-inch band in the front of the shoe and it took about 3 hours for both shoes. and i’m about to start another pair where i’m doing the whole shoe…see how long that takes.
Post # 6
While it is more time consuming to do rhinestones I think the final look is a bit more polished. That being said you can buy some inexpensive glitter shoes at several stores right now as glitter is the rage for the holidays, so it might be worth it to not DIY.
If you opt for the DIY glitter shoes I have heard that hair spray makes a pretty good sealant.
Best of luck!