- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
My first DIY and I am soooo pleased!! I bought converses a few months ago with anticipation of wearing them for my ceremony and reception. My Gran was a little, surprised to to make her happy (because she is my best friend) I got some heels and customized them with a broach.
So now I have these converses…
I liked them alot but the color wasn’t exactly on target. My scheme is black, ivory and cobalt blue. After google-ing, youtube-ing and pinterest-ing– I felt educated (lol) and confident enough to give these guys a make-over.
I got modge podge, blue glitter, iridescent blue sand (interesting), white gold glitter, sand paper, craft glue, a pair of really cute clearance earrings from forever 21 I used as “embellishments”, painters tape, and finishing spray.
I taped all of the rubber off with painters tape. I mixed the blue sand with the modge podge. Supposedly in one of the articles I read, dyed sand mixed with modge podge and “painted” on has the dye, well dye the shoe. After every application (4), I sanded the shoe/ruffle tongue. It was a bitch, I won’t lie. Then I mixed some modge podge with the blue glitter. I put that on twice. After the second coat I directly saturated the shoes with the glitter. I let it dry.
Then I untape the rubber. I mixed the modge podge with the white gold glitter. I applied two coats of that and then directly added the glitter to the rubber (another pain in the ass). I let it dry and then sprayed it with finishing spray. Then.. I pushed through the earrings (embellishment) and bent back the tip. I added some craft glue to keep them in place.
I did some touching up (rubber) and added the laces.. and finally my kicks are complete!! All together I think they cost me about $65 plus some cursing!
ETA: All the groomsmen, the groom, the ring bearer and for the reception the flower girl are wearing converses. The BM’s are wearing black Toms for the reception and black heels for the ceremony (their dress is black).