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DIY Fashion: Gold Tip Shoes


DIY Fashion: Gold Tip Shoes

One of my favorite footwear trends of 2012 is definitely the contrast-toe shoe trend. You can find variations of this look everywhere – from glitter-tipped heels to metallic-tipped flats and everything in between, these shoes have been super hot all year and aren’t going anywhere yet.

If you want to try this trend on a budget, good news: These shoes are very easy to DIY with things you more than likely already have around!

What you’ll need:

How to:

DIY Gold Tip Shoes - Step 1

1. Prepare your area. Cover the floor in newspaper. Pour the paint onto the plastic plate.

DIY Gold Tip Shoes - Step 2

2. Tape off the section of the shoes you want to paint. Make sure you press down along the edges so no paint leaks through. Double check to ensure that the shoes are exactly the same.

DIY Gold Tip Shoes - Step 3

3. Begin painting the shoes. I used a wide brush to apply the paint. Once you’ve painted one coat, let the shoes dry before applying a second coat if needed.

DIY Gold Tip Shoes - Step 4

4. Remove the tape once you’ve applied enough coats, and you’re done! A new pair of on- trend shoes, perfect for the holiday season! You could also do this with mod podge and glitter instead of paint.

DIY Gold Tip Shoes - Finished product

What do you think?

Do you love this trend? Will you be making your own gold tip shoes? Have a DIY you want to see? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on November 28, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “DIY Fashion: Gold Tip Shoes”

  1. 1
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    This DIY article is GOLD. ;) I’m sunned by how simple it is! I’ve been wondering if I could try the black-toe look instead of gold, by using black paint instead? Not sure if it would work the same as metallic…

  2. 2
    November 29th, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Looks perfect! Definitely going to try this (:

  3. 3
    November 29th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    $2000 for a fridge??

  4. 4
    November 29th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    This is amazing! What an awesome DIY! I’ve been so into the cap-toe trend, but haven’t been able to find amazing kicks that have been comfy enough! I’ll definitely have to try this out. What I love is the simplicity of this DIY! It seems totally do-able! =D Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5
    November 29th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I love it!! This is a great DIY. Is there a recent post as to what this can be paired with (if so can it be linked) and if not can we have one please! I just loved this post so much!

  6. 6
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I love,love,love this DIY.I’m gonna try it.

  7. 7
    November 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I think these look a little cheap. Maybe it would look better with flats or heels.

  8. 8
    November 29th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I think the tennis shoes make a little hipper.

  9. 9
    November 29th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This can definitely be done with other shoes- flats would be totally adorable. I went out in search of black flats but black tennis shoes were the only thing I could find, and I went ahead and went with it as an alternative to the usual flats and heels you see in stores. I would love to see this done to a pair of heels or flats!

  10. 10
    November 29th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    This is such a cute idea to try with various colors and styles. I do have a question though, if I wanted to paint over a patent-type material would one type of paint work better than another? I don’t want them to peel off or crack down the road. Also, is there a sealant that I could/should put over it?

  11. 11
    November 29th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Usually paints will say on the back what surfaces they work on, but I would think that this brand of paint would work even though patent isn’t listed. As far as sealing, I would try mod podge after the paint has dried to help prevent peeling.

  12. 12
    November 29th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I think it would be really cute to do this with pumps! If it’s a pointy toe shoe it would be a really cool color block look

  13. 13
    December 1st, 2012 at 1:52 am

    A good tip: If you want to make absolutely sure the paint doesn’t bleed beyond the line of the tape, paint over it with clear gel or medium before painting on the colour. Air-tight seal! :)

  14. 14
    January 31st, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I think the tennis shoes make a little hipper.I think these look a little cheap. Maybe it would look better with flats or heels.

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