Handpainted diy wedding shoes #Fashion#diy shoes#diy wedding#red shoes Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Mar 3 2009) Ariel arielmstallings Inspired by a pair of wedding shoes that didn't fit, Offbeat Bride reader Sophomania mused, "Vegan footwear is not only hard to find but expensive. But hey, I am a crafty bitch! I might as well DIY it!" So she took a pair of cheap non-leather pumps from Pay-Less and painted them freehand. The results are stunning: Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To read her most current writing, subscribe to her newsletter. PREVIOUS Michelle & Jeremy's Parisian/Zen wedding NEXT Introvert wedding survival tips and weddings for shy people Show/Hide comments [ 30 ] These are great! What type of paint did you use? And did you use an acrylic sealer when you were finished? Just curious. Awesome job!!! Reply Yes I love these! I would also like to know what kind of paint was used. Crafty vegans attack. Reply Gorgeous! My husband (we're still getting weddinged) paints sneakers and pumps for a living… There is a company called Angelus that he has found (after much trial and error) that works the best for longevity and yes they have a sealer. I'm pretty sure you can google them and find a place to buy it. I know I can't pimp his wears here, but if your not a DIY type and you want to see his work shoot me an email. Reply Amanda, is angelus paint good to use on satin shoes? Reply whoops forgot my URL, now you can get a hold of me if you have any other questions about painting shoes. Reply freaking AWESOME! if I could paint like that, everything I own would have beautiful designs. well done! Reply Um wow. Seriously. Wow. Reply Whoa! Those are INCREDIBLE! …I'm sensing an Etsy shop in Sophomania's future… And I'd love to be the first customer! Reply These shoes are beautiful! I recently found another great vegan shoe at http://www.mohop.com – they definitely fall into the "expensive" category, but they are also very re-wearable. Reply Go Sophomania! Beautiful shoes and good on you for getting crafty! Reply Those. Are. FAB. Reply Oh, my god, that's just brilliant! I am so stealing this idea! Please please please let me know what you used to make them! My painting experience is limited to oils. Reply HOT!!! i don't have talent for painting , but i did fing some feathers. And I am handy with a glue gun! Reply Wow! I might just put my fiance's artistic skills to work and create a mini-shoe shop in our apartment for my wedding shoes! Reply Those are absolutely unbelievable! I mean wow, wow, wow! You need to consider this as a job. Would love to see the dress that went with those great shoes. 🙂 Reply Absolutely fabulous!! I also would like to know more about the paint/sealer/etc. used. Reply Wow, you did a great job! BTW, where where the first shoes from? I'd love to get those floral mary-janes!! Reply Whoa! I'm not a gal who drools over shoes, but those red babies are giving me some serious shoe-lust. Reply Wow! I feel really honor to be featured on the blog. Thanks everyone for all the great comments! I made this first pair with spray paint and paint pens. Unfortunately, the paint cracked making the shoes a one-time-wear thing. So I reached out the the OBT community to find more flexible paint for shoes. I can't wait to experiment further to see if I can find a way to get the look I want with some level of durability. However, being a Grad student I have not found the time or the money to branch out! Oh, and the Floral mary-janes are from chinese laundry. I found them on vegan chic, but I don't think they are still available. Reply Those are amazing. Wish I had those skills! Reply Love how original the DIY wedding shoes are! Can't believe even the shoes can be so unique! Reply Unreal. The artist is super talented! Makes me want to bust out the paintbrushes! Reply Love it!! So cool!! Reply This is the coolest idea. They came out great!!! I wish I was artistic! Reply I've never been so sad to have NO skills!! Those are fantastic! Reply […] Handpainted diy wedding shoes Handpainted diy wedding shoes […] Reply […] Handpainted diy wedding shoes […] Reply These are adorable! I love them! It adds a very nice touch! Reply Hello – those wedding shoes that didn't fit in the top photo – can you let me know what brand they were? Reply Hello – those wedding shoes that didn't fit in the top photo – can you let me know what brand they were? (Or if they're a UK6/US8? can we come to some sort of arrangement? lol) I'm wishing I was as talented as you. 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