Add some rock ‘n’ roll edge to your go-to black ballet flats
with DIY studded details.
We took inspiration from the Vince Camuto flats above. These punky pretties retail for $98,
but you can make over a tired pair you already own—or pick up a cheap style at
Walmart or Target—for practically pennies.
What you’ll need
A pair of shoes (we like ballet flats, but any pair from
sneaks to strappy sandals will do)
Glue (we like super glue, like all-purpose Gorilla Glue)
Metal studs (find ‘em at a craft store)
Newspaper to spread over your work surface
What you’ll do
First, spread newspaper over your work surface. Pull out
your shoes. If you’re using an old pair, dampen a rag with warm water and tidy
up any stains or dirty spots. You can use permanent markers or shoe polish to
fill in scuffs and make them look as good as new. Then, using chalk or a soft
pencil, sketch out exactly where you want to place your studs.
(Note: You can of
course do this free hand, but just remember, mistakes made with super glue are
Done? Grab your glue and a pile of studs and get to work.
You could use a variety of different sizes and shapes, or stick to a basic
small circle, as seen in the photo above. Go for spikes, jazz it up with
sparkly rhinestones—whatever suits your fancy.
When you’e finished, leave your shoes alone for 24 hours so
they can completely dry. Then toss on a pair of skinny jeans, grab a moto
jacket and slip ‘em on. Time to hit the town, you punky princess, you!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/22/2012 10:54:00 AM
POSTED IN shoes, diy, accessory, fashion