If you thought my rhinestone obsession was just a phase, I’m happy to tell you that it’s not. The good news is that more and more I’ve noticed them creeping in on the style radar, especially on heels. And perhaps the even best news of all is that the trend is 100% DIY-able and takes little effort to pull off. Here’s how:
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love all things rhinestone (and if you’re new, check here, here and here). And because I truly believe you can never have too much sparkle, but that you can always save money, I teamed up with Etsy to show you how to make a fun cocktail ring for a fraction of the price you’d pay in stores!
Time: 30 minutes + dry time Materials: rhinestones, felt, E6000, scissors, ring backs, bamboo skewer
Well if didn’t think you could pull off wearing rhinestones in your hair or in your ears, there’s no way you don’t be able to wear today’s project, diy rhinestone flats! In one easy step you can take a cheap pair of shoes and transform them into something that looks like it cost you so much more. And the best part is that they take less than a half hour to make. Here’s how:
I found these flats for $24 and the rhinestones from Etsy. This project is also great if you have an old pair of shoes that you’re looking to breath some new life into!
It helps to pour all of your rhinestones out and brainstorm by making clusters before glueing anything into place. You might also want to place your design on your shoe to see if it fits.
Once you have your design picked out, you’ll want to mark where to place your stones so that they’re even on both shoes. A small dot with a piece of chalk should do it. Apply a bit of E-6000 glue to the back of your rhinestone with a skewer or toothpick and set in place. Continue until your design is set.
Let dry for 24 hours and then you’re ready to wear your new shoes out on the town!
They add so much life to the shoe, don’t you think? I love all the places you can wear these too, whether it’s work, a night on the town, to pick up a pizza, etc. Plus let’s be honest, these will take your Instagram shoe selfie to a WHOLE new level.
So I totally have a thing for rhinestones. Any color, any size, and on any surface, you name it. I can’t get enough! After making these clips to go in my hair, I decided to use the leftovers to make some earrings. Because you can never have too many fun accessories, right? Here’s how: