Color Pop Shoes
Shoemakers we are not, so constructing heels from scratch was definitely out of the question. Instead, we called on our favorite DIY guru, Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This, for some much needed guidance. She happily obliged, and in just three steps showed us how to transform a classic pair of Mary Jane pumps into covetable Prada look-alikes. So if you're feeling crafty, read on for all of the important project information. Oh, and don't forget to tweet us a photo of your finished shoes!--Jessica Baker
-Forever 21 Double Strap Mary Jane Heels ($33)
-ScotchBlue Painter's Tape ($3)
-Montana Gold Spray Paint ($8) in Red
-Krylon Spray Sealer ($4)
1. Decide how much of the toe you would like to paint, then tape off that portion using painter's tape.
2. Once taped, wrap the heel and inside of the shoe with a plastic bag or paper to shield it from the spray paint. In a well-ventilated area, spray the uncovered portion of the shoe with the red spray paint. Depending on the shade and opacity of red you want, you may need to apply a few coats.
3. Allow the paint to dry completely overnight. Then spray the exposed part of the shoe with a clear sealer, which will protect the color. Wait at least an hour to dry completely, and then remove the tape and plastic covering.