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
*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!