Yes, another DIY people! Did I already mention that DIY is not only hip and trendy, but it's also CHEAP? Oh, I have? Well, I can't emphasize it enough! I'm sorry that I sound like some cheap (!) rip-off of some television sales woman. I'm not here to brainwash you, I just want to show you guys how you can very easily make studded shoes, all by yourself. Or with friends of course, that choice is up to you.
Here's what you need:
That's it, really! Of course, you can use other things than shoes, like, for instance, a denim jacket or some shorts! We used studs we found on Etsy, you can find the link HERE. We bought two bags of each 275 pieces and we spread those over four people, so we each had about 60 studs per shoe. Make sure you count them, so you don't end up having used 80 studs on one shoe and 40 on the other. Except when that's exactly what you want of course.
You can find cheap shoes (sloefkes) at H&M, Primark, New Look, Action,... Anything cheap will do! And then all you have to do is search for your steady hand and start glueing those studs to your shoes. Actually our studs already contain glue which becomes fluid after you heat it, but that was too much of a mess and a struggle, so we just put glue on the back of the studs and jammed them on our shoes. And that's all there is to do! The hardest part is to decide how you are going to place your studs on the shoe.
When you're finished, make sure you let your shoes rest over the night so the glue can dry properly!
I must add, we put studs on the front of our shoes. But when i walk, the studs tend to fall of on the area where my shoe 'bends'. So maybe it's convenient to see where your shoe bends, and make sure you don't put your studs directly on that line. Sofie (with the yellow shoes) was really smart for that matter, because she left some space between the studs, which keeps them from pushing one another. She blamed it on her laziness though, haha. Serendipity?
These DIY's are also purrrrfect for rainy days spent inside. So if the weather stays this watery, expect some more fun DIY's!
Here are some more pictures of the process and the final result: