Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wedding DIY ~ Rhinestone Shoe Clips

Hi lovelies!  With wedding season approaching, I am sharing wedding-appropriate DIYs for the bride that wants to save a bit and not go into debt over her big day!  There certainly are times to splurge, but there are many, many more areas in wedding preparations where you can save big time.  I don't know about you, but I'd rather save wherever possible!  Today we are talking wedding shoes.  While I don't really have any 'bride' shoes in my closet, I decided to demonstrate on a pair of lavender platform sandals (which I personally would absolutely wear if I got married again (went traditional first time, I'd definitely go unconventional round two!)

I was inspired by these peep toe shoes I spied in a wedding magazine, and realized that why splurge on a pair of shoes you'll only wear once?  {Click below for the how-to}

Here's all you'll need:

  • Rhinestone pins (I used these from the Bridal Collection by David Tutera, available at most craft stores) 
  • Wire cutters
  • Clip on earring blanks
  • E-6000 glue

Use the cutters to cut off all parts of the pin.  Make sure to get even the smallest pieces that are left poking out.  If needed, file down with a metal file to ensure a smooth surface.

Determine where the clip will go, and add a dollop of E-6000 at the points where the clip touches the surface of the rhinestone pin.  Let dry overnight.

Clip on your shoes!

I love how well these came out, and you'll wind up spending a fraction of what you would on fancy wedding shoes.  Get a pair you'll love and wear over and over again.  Make them snazzy for your big day with clip on bling like these, then simply remove them, use them again on different shoes if you wish, wear as clip on earrings, clip on the lapels of a blouse, etc.  The possibilities are endless, and you're saving a hefty chunk of change!  Besides, who really sees your shoes on the big day?  

Do you know of a bride who you'll be suggesting this idea to?


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