Monday, July 30, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Cap Toe

Hello and Happy Monday my loves!

I hope everyone had a super weekend. Mine wasn't too special but it wasn't boring either. I spent some time with the dude on Friday, went to a pool party on Saturday, and spent time with my family on Sunday. I'm super excited that I have the next couple of days off of work because that means I get to do some much needed cleaning annddd get back on the roll with my DIY projects. 

I feel like it's been forever since I've done a project so today is the perfect day to show you all my latest creation-DIY cap toe heels.

I purchased these heels from Forever XXI as part of their Buy 1, Get 1 FREE sale. I've had them for about 7 months, as I purchased them around Christmastime. I initially loved the shiny gold color but quickly figured that not only did I have nothing to wear them with but they were also hard to style.


Since I've quickly fallen in love with cap toe heels-most of which are way too expensive for my budget-as well as the neon trend, I figured that I would create my own cap toe in hopes that it would make for easier styling of the shoe. 

Here's what you will need: 

*old shoes (or new shoes in my case)-ones that you don't mind experimenting on, of course
*acrylic paint-I used Neon Pink by Craft Smart
*painters tape 
*foam brush
*mod podge (not pictured)


That's it, you're ready to begin.

STEP 1: Decide how much of the shoe you want to paint in order to create the 'cap toe' effect. Use painter's tape to section off your desired area. 



STEP 2:  Paint the taped off section until you get the desired effect. It seriously took me upwards of 10 coats of paint to get the look that I desired. It seemed like no matter how many coats I used the gold continued to peek through. 


STEP 3: After you have acquired your desired 'cap toe' effect, coat that section with one layer of Mod Podge-this awesome crafters glue will give your cap toe a small amount of luster, thus keeping it from looking so matted and dull. 


STEP 4: Once the Mod Podge has dried, remove the painter's tape and there you have it-a cutesy cap toe shoe!





What do you think about DIY cap toes?

Would you rather splurge on the real deal or save money and make your own? 

Thanks for reading!
XOXOXOXOXO

38 comments:

  1. OMG, THAT LOOKS SOO HOT!!!I have to learn some DIY projects!!

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  2. I've been meaning to do this for so long and post about it. I swear I won't be copying you when I do post it. I like what you did with the pink, though... super cute.

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    1. I will not think that-at all! Can't wait to see yours!

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  3. So cute! Love the cap toe look, so I might have to try this! Thanks for visiting my blog... I'm glad I found yours because now I'm a new follower!
    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

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    1. Yay! Thanks for visiting and following!

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    1. Thanks Cherri! Super easy and inexpensive!

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  5. I would def try this! I'm not crafty at all but this seems super easy. I LOVE the colored cap toe shoes that I've seen on celebs.

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  6. that is a brilliant idea!!! your so creative!!

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  7. thanks for your comment! This tutorial is amazing. These type of shoes are usually expensive so this is a great cheaper alternative!!! Love the color you chose




    The House of Shoes

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    1. Yes, they are expensive! I love cheap alternatives!

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  8. these turned out awesome! I have been searching for shoes at the goodwill to do this too!


    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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    1. I want to 'cap toe' every pair of heels I own now!

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  9. Wow! Those are actually pretty cute. I would rather save my dollas and DIY it. Bookmarking this page and will try soon :)


    www.goodlooknout.com

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    1. Awesome. Can't wait to see how yours turn out1

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  10. I'm about to paint every shoe in my closet! Lol
    I love it and hotpink is my favorite color:)
    Tastefully SoSo

    www.soosootasty.blogspot.com

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  11. So cute now i gotta figure out which shoes to experiment with!

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  12. These are so cute! I agree with Kelly. Which shoes can I try this on? Thanks for sharing

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  13. i have some shoe very similar that i thrifted. this looks really cute! love the color!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  14. This looks so FABULOUS! Wow! I may try this with an old pair of shoes I have.

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    1. Try it ASAP! I wanna see how it turns out too!

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  15. This looks cool. I haven't seen many shoes with a toe cap but it looks cool.

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