Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Canvas Shoes with Bling

From drab..
To FAB...

Every little girl needs to have some *bling* in their wardrobe.  And of course, you can't forget that girls, little and grown up, love shoes.  This is the perfect combination of the two!

For the life of me, I could not find plain canvas shoes in a size that would fit Jilli Bean's feet, so I splurged and got the Converse shoes.

I bought the Tulip Heat Setting Tool and got 3mm & 4mm crystals--I do not recall what brand, but they have the glue on the crystal (the first package I bought was adhesive crystals instead of the kind with the glue).  

I didn't want too much *bling*, so I put a 4mm crystal on each point of the star (just the star that was on the 'outside' of each shoe) .  I added a "J" (for Jilli, of course!) in 3mm crystals to the heel of each shoe.

I love the way these turned out!  I can easily change the look by changing the ribbon laces. 

The Tulip Heat Setting Tool worked great.  It is battery operated (therefore I had to take batteries out of the tv remote!).  To use it, you have to move the switch to the 'on' position and hold down the button while it heats.  I used a tweezer to place the crystals where I wanted them, then put the Heat Setting Tool on the crystal to melt the glue.  Because you have to hold the button down, to make it heat up, it will lose a little heat when you set the tool back down...which is ok since the time I forgot to unplug my hot glue gun!

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  1. Super cute!!! I want to do some of these for my bridesmaids! Um.. larger shoes of course. Haha...

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  3. I love the shoe makeover! What fun!

  4. This is the perfect addition to my daughter's wardrobe!