DIY Rhinestone Sneakers.
Are you able to consider that Christmas is simply Three months away? Meaning for those who’re planning to provide DIY presents this 12 months, you have to begin pondering of what you need to make! In order for you an incredible home made present for a youngster or somebody who loves enjoyable sneakers, then you need to give this DIY a attempt! Right here is how you can make DIY Gem Footwear– a cheap however trendy DIY present!
DIY presents are such a good way to economize on present giving events! In reality, a business pair of sneakers like this may price $50+. If you have already got an additional pair of sneakers which are your present recipient’s dimension, then you can also make these for round $15.
Even for those who had to purchase some new or evenly used sneakers, the entire undertaking nonetheless wouldn’t price you $50. I really bought the sneakers I used for this undertaking from Goodwill for under $9. In line with Amazon, they price $55! And these solely appeared like they’d been worn just a few instances! So even for those who don’t have any additional sneakers available, this may nonetheless be a extremely frugal DIY present concept. Plus, bedazzling sneakers is enjoyable!
DIY Gem Footwear: Tips on how to Bedazzle Sneakers
Sneakers/tennis sneakers with white toes (I used these all-white Sperry sneakers)
Adhesive sq. rhinestones (the model I used was known as Fab Lab Adhesive Gems- the sheet was 2” x 12” [5.08cm x 40.48 cm]). Due to the power of the glue, non-adhesive flatback rhinestones would additionally work.
*I selected to make use of E600 glue on these DIY gem sneakers as a result of it’s a thick glue that’s simple to work with and bonds nicely. However it’s positively not a pure product, and has some dangerous smelling fumes. If you wish to DIY rhinestone sneakers for a kid you would possibly need to use Gem-Tac glue as a substitute. It’s a thinner, runnier glue, so a bit tougher to work with, however it’s non-toxic.
1. Clear off your sneakers as finest as potential if they’re used. Mine had just a few stains so I used a Tide stain pen to take away the stains, then rigorously dried them with a hair dryer. Should you don’t have a Tide pen, you possibly can additionally use toothpaste to whiten your sneakers.
2. Peel off the stick layer out of your gems and lower the gems into particular person items (they’ll stick collectively, simply pull them aside).
3. Comply with the instructions and security precautions on the again of the glue to dab glue onto your wood skewer, then use the skewer to dab glue onto the again of a gem. Then use the tweezers to stay the gem onto the toe of the shoe.
4. I discovered it best to start out with the toe line and work your manner up near the laces. Should you’re utilizing Gem-Tac as a substitute of E600 you’ll positively need to do that. In any other case the gems might slide down the shoe.
5. You probably have a small spot that the gem is not going to match, rigorously lower your gem in half and glue it within the small house.
6. As soon as you’re employed your manner as much as the laces, ensure you have a straight row of gems like pictured.
7. Let your sneakers dry in a single day. Then they’ll be able to present or to put on and exhibit!
Should you make a mistake with the glue whereas bedazzling your sneakers, don’t freak out! You should utilize nail polish remover to repair errors in your DIY gem sneakers. The remover must be acetone based mostly, as acetone may even dissolve tremendous glue. Simply apply the nail polish remover to the highest of the tousled space. Then watch the gems separate from the sneakers (you will have to reapply the nail polish remover greater than as soon as). As soon as the gems are off the sneakers, apply the remover to the sneakers themselves and to the again of the gems with a cotton ball to make sure the entire glue is eliminated. Make sure that the gems and sneakers have dried earlier than you return to bedazzling your DIY gem sneakers.
As soon as your sneakers are completed, they’re able to present! You probably have their unique shoe field or an additional shoe field that you should utilize, put them in that and wrap it with wrapping paper and a ribbon. Should you don’t have a field, you possibly can simply wrap the sneakers rigorously with wrapping paper, or skip the paper and simply enhance them with a bow/ribbon. They’re certain to make an incredible present!