Lately I’ve been absolutely loving the bold, new shoes that we’ve been seeing on the runways. The only problem is, while statement-making shoes are fun, I’m just not committed enough to the trend to fork over my credit card. That’s why in today’s DIY I’ll be making these Gucci inspired, glam loafers for less than $15.
Personally, I love how these shoes turned out. Loud, fashion-forward loafers may not be for everyone, but I love the whole idea of feeling completely dressed up… while wearing comfy, flat shoes. Plus, these bad boys can totally make a pair of distressed jeans and a t-shirt look instantly stylish.
So, without further ado, let’s get started……..
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- Plain Loafers
- Gold Acrylic Paint
- Paintbrush Set – This awesome set is ON SALE!
- These Feather Iron-On Patches
- Pearl Sew-On Trim
- E6000 Craft Adhesive
I scored these black loafers at Target for just $7 on the clearance rack and they took up valuable space in my closet without getting much love ever since.
Do you have a few pairs of shoes like that too? Just in case you don’t, here’s a few pairs that would be perfect for this project and cost ten dollars or less:
Steps to Make DIY Glam Loafers:
First, you’re going to fold a piece of paper to prevent any mess from your gold accent area on the top of your shoe. Slide it under any areas you want to paint.
I wanted this part of my shoes to be a more bold gold hue, so I used several coats of gold metallic paint. When I was done, my shoes looked like this:
Next, I made sure the room was ventilated and opened my E6000 Glue. This stuff is so strong and dries flexible so it’s great for applying all the details that make these shoes special.
After you’ve applied all the details and embellishments you like, let your new shoes dry overnight before wearing. Enjoy!
These shoes are perfect for dressing up a basic outfit and can bring a whole new element of style to an otherwise boring get-up. Plus, they are ridiculously comfortable and cost WAY less than splurging for a designer label.
Thank you SO much for reading this little project. As always, if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section below!
If you liked this DIY, you’ll probably also love my No-Sew Leather Pouch DIY or my Glitter Trainers Tutorial.
Also, don’t forget to pin this image to save this idea: