Inspiration for your DIY wedding shoes

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Love these Taylor Says shoes to death... but you know you could paint the bottom of your own shoes, right?
Love these Taylor Says shoes to death… but you know you could paint the bottom of your own shoes, right?

So you've decided DIY wedding shoes are the way to go for you? That's awesome! We have several great tutorials about how to DIY your wedding shoes, but sometimes you need a little inspiration for your efforts. Today I'm going to wrastle up commercially-produced designer shoes that I think the more crafty among you could get some great DIY wedding shoe ideas from.

Get some vintage brooches and stick 'em on a pair of shoes from PayLess? VOILA. You just saved yourself $225.
Get some vintage brooches and stick 'em on a pair of shoes from PayLess? VOILA. You just saved yourself $225.
Gotta some pretty ribbons? Maybe even in bold colors? Sew 'em on to the back of a pair of cheap ankle straps and VOILA. $100 less from your budget!
Gotta some pretty ribbons? Maybe even in bold colors? Sew 'em on to the back of a pair of cheap ankle straps and VOILA. $100 less from your budget!

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Don't you love how Betsey Johnson shoes have blue soles with a little heart charm? Well guess what: you can totally paint the soles of any shoes blue, and glue a little heart charm on. BLAMMO.
If you love the sparkly detailing on the back of this heel, but not the 245 price tag, you can always get crazy with a couple sparkly brooches hot glued to the back of your heels.
If you love the sparkly detailing on the back of this heel, but not the 245 price tag, you can always get crazy with a couple sparkly brooches hot glued to the back of your heels.

Love the peacock feather details but not the $1500 price tag? Get thee a pair of cheap heels, some features, and a hot glue gun and get busy!
Love the peacock feather details but not the $1500 price tag? Get thee a pair of cheap heels, some features, and a hot glue gun and get busy!
Love the fabric flower detailing, but not the $200 price? You know they sell fabric flowers on Etsy, right? In way more interesting colors, right? You got this.
Love the fabric flower detailing, but not the $200 price? You know they sell fabric flowers on Etsy, right? In way more interesting colors, right? You got this.
I adore the detail of the pink stripe on the back of these shoes, but maybe not the $355 price... but I'm picturing how you could totally do this to any pair of shoes with some sturdy ribbon and glue.
I adore the detail of the pink stripe on the back of these shoes, but maybe not the $355 price… but I'm picturing how you could totally do this to any pair of shoes with some sturdy ribbon and glue.

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  1. Most of these tips are lovely, and not really ripping-off at all, but the complete duplication of the Betsey Johnson "Betsey Blue" line's signature features (painting the soles blue, *and* attaching a heart charm) feels a little iffy to me – like the recent trend of women painting the soles of cheap shoes red, to mimic LaBoutins that they can't afford.
    Maybe a better option would be to either choose a blue paint and no heart charm, or a different colour of paint with a heart charm?

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  2. This is so cool. I think that we certainly try some of ththese is in our future clients on our wedding venue !! ­čÖé

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