I’m a tad bit obsessed with ‘something blues’… after all I named this website after my ‘something turquoise’… have you chosen your special blue wedding item yet? If not, I think you should do this ~ simply paint the bottom of your wedding shoes blue! This is the perfect something blue for a crafty bride and makes for absolutely adorable pictures…

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SUPPLIES:

  • your special wedding shoes
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint in your choice of blue; these are in Pearl Aquarium
  • MSC paint brush and stencil tape
  • rubbing alcohol

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Start by taping off the bottom area of each shoe – this is optional but better to be safe than sorry. Then throughly clean the area to be painted with rubbing alcohol.

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Next, start painting! Depending on the color and finish of your paint choice, each shoe will require anywhere from 2 – 5 thin coats of paint.

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In between each coat, you can save your paint and brush in a plastic baggie.

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The paint needs to dry at least one hour in between each coat.

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This shoe (with the pearl type paint finish) required 4 thin coats of paint.

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Once you are happy with the paint coverage, carefully remove the tape.

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There you have it ~ a fabulously crafty ‘something blue’ for under $5!

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You could really have some fun with these shoes in photos!!!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please share using the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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beautiful photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // RSVP ‘Jovita’ silver peep-toe heels: Zappos // Martha Stewart Crafts paint, brush and stencil tape: Michaels // wedding dress: Nordstrom // nail polish: OPI liquid sand in Get Your Number


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Erin
October 16, 2013

I just finished painting the bottom of my shoes, following your steps to a tee. The shoes are so beautiful! I am so happy you published this. I think it's such a cute, fun, and inexpensive idea. And, I loved your tutorial. It was easy to follow and overall foolproof.

I, also, chose to use the Pearl Aquarium. However, I may try this technique with other non-wedding shoes and colors other than blue.

Super fun! Thanks for publishing.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 17, 2013

    Yeah!!!!!! Erin!!! That makes me so happy!!! Please share a picture with us (when you can) on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #somethingturquoisediy!