DIY New Year’s Eve Shoe Makeover
Life is short, buy the shoes.
Okay, well that’s true, and life is short, but sometimes you don’t have enough money to buy the shoes want. (Like Kate Spade shoes, or Jeffrey Campbell shoes.) And sometimes you need some new kicks for a party, like say, a New Year’s Eve party.
Well how about take a pair of shoes you never wear, or a pair of shoes that need an update, and makeover them into a pair of shoes that everyone will be complimenting all night at parties??
- Old pair of shoes
- “Chrome” spray paint
- Masking tape or painter’s tape
- “Weather-proofing” shoe polish in clear/”neutral” + old rag
- Newspaper or plastic grocery bags
- Use either painter’s tape or masking tape to cover the sides of the shoes soles (and/or anywhere else you don’t want to paint).
- Fill the inside of the shoes with either old newspaper or plastic grocery bags.
- Head outside, or somewhere well ventilated. Spray a light first coat. Let it dry completely before you apply the second coat.
- Apply a second coat of spray paint. Let it dry completely before applying any additional coats. (NOTE: I only applied two coats.)
- Remove the tape.
- Once your shoes are completely dry, apply a little bit of shoe polish to an old rag. Gently rub the polish on the shoes. Be sure to cover all surfaces, and work quickly. Keep the polish on the shoes for only a few minutes, the wipe it off. NOTE: Don’t buff the shoes. Remember, you’re not trying to shine the shoes, you’re sealing the spray paint. 🙂
- Your shoes are ready for a party!
BONUS: New Year’s Eve Pom Pom Decorations
Making decorations for parties can be super time-consuming, right? Well lemme let ya in on this awesome secret: pom pom table decorations. They’re ridiculously easy. And guess what they’re made out of?
- NOTE: You’ll need 2 identical bows per pom pom. So double the number of how many pom poms you plan on making!
- Peel off the backings of the sticky tape that comes on the bow, and stick two bows together. Press the two together for several seconds to make sure they’re stuck together well.
- And that’s it!
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