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Do you love being creative and cannot wait to turn your plain shoes into something colorful or with rich embellishments ? You will be able to convert your regular shoes into funky, wedding or party wear shoes and also save some bucks. Isn’t that awesome ?. Now i am gonna share you guys some awe-inspiring tips for your shoe decoration using beads, lace, rhinestones, crochets, colors and glitter.

Using Glitter:

Glitter is a great and an inexpensive option to go glam with those shiny shoes for a festival,wedding or a party. You don’t really need a new pair of shoes to achieve the transformation.

Things you will need:

1. Any ballerina, pumps, wedges or peep shoes and not the sneaker types.

2. Loose Glitter

3. Brush to apply

4. Super glue

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It’s hard to get the glitter out of the floor so place the shoes on the newspaper and apply generous amount of glue all around them. Then start sprinkling the glitter and try not to miss a spot. In case you feel its not well applied reapply the glue and again sprinkle the glitter. Indeed a very easy one to do but can also get messy. Collect any excess glitter left within the newspaper and you can reuse it later on. Let the shoes dry for at least 24 hours. You can use some setting spray to keep the glitter intact but its totally optional. These shoes will definitely make your special occasions look fabulous. You can also create various patterns and add different colored glitters too. Feel free to elaborate it with sparkly flowers or stones. So go ahead and paint the town red !

Using Lace:

Choose a lace with contrast color as the shoes or the same color as the shoes. Make sure the shoes is in plain color.

Things you will need:

1. Shoe of your choice lace looks good on

2. Lace

3. Brush to apply

4. Super glue

5. Scissor

Apply the glue generously on all those parts of the shoes you would like the lace to stick to. Place the lace on the glue and then cut any extra edges out. Even out the edges by removing any extra lace traces with a small tapered scissor. Again you can extend the pattern by adding black pearls or flowers. I have seen this style on a lot of canvas loafers, pumps, wedges, ballerinas and peep shoes.

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Using Paint:

Canvas shoes are great to portray your painting skills. Both acrylic or fabric paints just work fine on them. Acrylic paints are a bit brittle when they dry out but are a cheaper alternatives compared to fabric paints.

Things you will need:

1. Acrylic or Fabric paint

2. Paint Brush

3. Shoes

You can draw any random circles of various sizes, tribal patterns or cartoons with colors that stand out on your sneakers for that amazing look. Shoes laces should be removed prior to the paint application to avoid colors getting into them.

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I totally love the amazing floral patterns for these shoes with a good bright color’s combinations of pink, orange, blue, yellow and green popping out. Also the patterns need not be mirrored. Don’t you think they look fabulous ?

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You can go for a lot of patterns such as zig zag, smileys, sponge bobs, minions, leopard prints, tiger prints, zebra patters, cat or dog paws etc. Permanent markers can also be used to color them up. Good care should be taken to clean them up.

Using Embellishments: 

You can also use small crochet cutouts, rhinestones, pearls, beads, flowers or butterflies to create a splendid look. They can be attached on the front, sides or even on the back of the shoes, they all look great indeed.

Crochets can be used along with colorful buttons, stones, beads and pearls. You can either sew buttons for a stronger hold or use super glues. Shoes can be completely covered with buttons or stones for a grand style.

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Using Photo Prints:

I have seen people using magazine prints on shoes. They look amazing too. They simply cut them out and stick them directly, but it will only be temporary as paper wears out easily. To achieve a more durable print you will need the below.

Things you will need:

1. Canvas Shoes

2. Mod Podge photo transfer

3. Brush to apply the transfer medium

4. Photo Print or magazine prints

Use a generous amount of mod podge as a transfer medium to transfer the print from the magazine  to your shoes for a permanent hold. You can also take pictures printout and transfer it to your shoes like the one below. You can make a picture collage and turn it into black and white or sepia mode and then transfer it to your shoes for more fun. Instagram pictures are great too.

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Ideas are certainly not limited to these. You can also try newspaper prints, favorite quotes on canvas loafers, large sequins on shoes of your choice. You certainly need not buy expensive shoes but you can always convert your old boring inexpensive shoes into your masterpiece by being creative and letting those amazing ideas put into action.

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