Sunday, August 25, 2013

DIY Glitter Shoes

Photo courtesy of We Are Not Martha
Want a pair of glitter shoes for your wedding but don't want to spend a fortune on them? Why not make them yourself? Head to Target or Payless and pick up an inexpensive pair of flats (or heels) (just be sure they're comfortable--even flats can hurt!)
Head to the craft store (our local craft store is Michael's but you can pick up what you need in any craft store. You will need some Mod Podge, glitter (in your favorite color), a foam brush for applying the mixture, some masking tape for taping off the sole of the shoe, and some clear glaze spray to use as a fixative after you finish applying the Mod Podge/glitter mixture.
Use masking tape to tape around the edge of the shoe sole. This will keep you from getting glitter on the edge of the sole. Mix about 2 ounces of Mod Podge with glitter. Use lots of glitter. Mix in a plastic bowl that you don't care about (I'm not sure you'd want to eat out of the bowl after you mix up glitter and Mod Podge). Apply using your foam brush. Be sure to cover all the surface. After each coat let it dry fully. I recommend four coats of the glitter/Mod Podge combo. The shoe will look odd with the glitter and Mod Podge on it but once the Mod Podge dries it will be fine. After the fourth layer of Mod Podge/Glitter spray with a few shots of Clear Glaze Spray Fixative so you don't glitter your whole house--voila! Fancy shoes without the fancy price!
For more great occasional craft and fab cooking ideas visit We Are Not Martha and see what their latest creation is! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Candles and Pearls

Photo courtesy of Kim
Candles and pearls make the perfect centerpiece for a wedding or wedding shower especially if you are planning a winter wonderland theme wedding. Small candles, faux pearls in a variety of colors to add depth and put them all on top of, yes, you guessed it, SUGAR! I have to admit I'd never have thought to have subbed sugar for the bottom of a candle arrangement but using it in this one makes it look so wintry and gives your centerpiece a cool look.
One warning though, be sure to get glass that is meant for candles. The heat of a candle burning all through your reception might be too much for glass that is not designed to withstand the heat. So be sure not to just buy dollar store glass that isn't meant for burning candles in (or at least check one of you centerpieces out before you decide if they will work for your reception or not.)
You have to admit, this is an EEEBCDI (Easy Enough Even Bill Can Do It). Anyone who reads my DIY blog regularly knows I test how easy a DIY project is by having my husband (who is very un-crafty) try them out. The man can fix almost anything but DIY projects are just not his thing if they have anything to do with crafts! So if my man can make them yours can too, which means you get some extra help putting them all together. Add some togetherness to the wedding DIY projects.
Be sure to visit the web site linked under the photo for more great winter ideas for weddings or wedding showers.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

DIY Gold High Heels For Your Wedding

Photo courtesy of Pinterest/We Heart It
Do It Yourself gold high heels? Want to create your own shoes for your wedding or other special occasion? Try these gold heels found on Pinterest.
How do you make them? All you need is a nice pair of high heels, adornment, glue and some gold shoe paint. Are you up for it?
It's always nice to have a unique pair of shoes that don't cost you a fortune. So no more paying for a pair of designer shoes, instead design your own and make these do it yourself gold high heels.