New Year, new shoes? Well, not for those of us adhering to stricter personal finance goals in 2016. But what’s a shoe-loving girl to do? Give the shoes in your closet a swift makeover! With just a few dollars, the footwear that you have grown sick of will be snazzier than Dorothy’s in Queen Latifah’s rendition of ‘The Wiz!’
Here are my 5 favorite ways to take a pair of shoes from “blah” to “oooooohhh, ahhhh!”
Image via Miss Kris
Make ’em SPARKLE!
There is nothing quite as fabulous as glittery shoes. They BRING the PARTY! And how easy is it to simply brush on some glue and sprinkle on your fave color glitter to a pair of dull pumps? For under $5, you’ll have much fancier feet. See deets at MissKris.com.
Give them pretty petals!
This is one of my favorite DIYs because it always makes such a drastic difference. Plus nothing says “Sexy Summer Sandal” like a bunch of flowers attached to a pair. Just grab your hot glue gun and a handful of synthetic flowers from your local craft shop or dollar store. Cut the flower from the stem as well as a couple of leaves. Hot glue them across your strap (or anywhere you’d like) and for under $5 you’re the perfect flower girl.
Take them to higher heights!
Got ankle boots but yearn for over-the-knee boots? Don’t break the piggy bank! DIY your own custom pair of leather over-the-knee spats to wear on top of your ankle boots for a brand new look. WARNING: This project does require sewing BUT it is possible to do it using a strong glue. Visit Alldaychic.com for instructions.
Add Buttons or Bling!
Nothing is easier or faster than taking a pair of old earrings, or matching brooches, or buttons and simply removing any stems or hardware with pliers and gluing them onto a pair of bland shoes. Easy and oh-so-effective! I recommend E-6000 jewelry glue.
Furry = FABULOUS!
If you want to turn heads wherever you go, these fur booties will do the trick! And speaking of tricks, these are just that. The fur is actually glued to a pair of socks worn within the boot and is therefore as easy as they are glamorous. Get full instructions at PS. I Made This.
I hope you’re now thinking twice about blowing your New Year’s resolution to save more moolah. Fancy new shoes can be yours in just a matter of minutes.