Monday, February 20, 2012

DIY: bedazzle your kicks

  miu miu sneakers 

As much as I want to get my hands on a pair of these, I have to hold off. (must remember: priorities)Luckily, I came across this brilliant idea by "HONESTLY...WTF!"The masterminds behind this idea, Erica and Lauren, simply gathered a pair of van's canvas sneakers, gold glitter, rhinestones and mod podge to create their own creation of a similar pair of miu miu sneakers.- AMAZE!
 I will most definitely try and use my creativity to make these!

Remember not to limit yourself! You can switch up the color of the glitter, rhinestones, and laces!
Here are instructions from the creators themselves:

Things You Need:
 -A Pair of White Canvas Vans
 -8 Ounces of Mod Podge
-1.5 Ounces of Gold Glitter (or whichever color you prefer)
-1 Small and 1 Medium Flat Brush
-Assorted Rhinestones in settings
-Heavy duty adhesive
-Small Plastic Tray 

Next: Step by Step Instructions:
1. Start by taping the edges of the shoes, covering the rubber soles. Cover both toes with tape as this is where the rhinestones will be glued on later.

2. Add one part course glitter to two parts Mod Podge into a small plastic cup or tray.
3. Stir the mixture thoroughly with a paintbrush. The consistency should be rather thick but not pasty. Apply a layer of the glitter mixture to the shoe. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes and add a second and third layer until hardly any white space is showing. Use an exacto knife or the edge of your fingernail to scrape off any glitter that might have dried onto the grommets or soles.
4. Remove the tape. Using adhesive, glue the rhinestones on the toe in any pattern.
5. Sport your new Miu Miu inspired glittery sneakers with or without laces and VIOLA, you have yourself a pair of look-a-like miu miu sneakers (the fabulous inexpensive ones of course) 
(images and instructions via HONESTLY...WTF)

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