DIY Crystal Confetti Party Shoes

As much as I love getting gussied up for the slew of parties around the holidays, I like “dressing up” with accessories even more. For example, putting on a pair of statement shoes makes wearing denim at a festive gathering totally kosher – and I love that. Today, we’ll be showing you how to make a simple black pair of heels pop with the addition of a handful of crystals. It’s a super easy and fast way to add sparkle to any ensemble!

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You’ll need:

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I picked an assortment of square and round crystals as well as flat back pearls. Be sure to pick ones that say “hot fix” which will have an adhesive backing activated by heat, making it very easy to apply. My assortment ranged from 2-5mm in size. You can also get one of those nifty wax tipped pens to help pick up the crystals as they be very small and cumbersome to pick up with your fingers.

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Hot fix tools are great for this type of application. It’s literally just a mini hot iron that emits heat when plugged in. There will be a range of tips you can use for your tool. I’ve screwed on the smallest one here. Turn your iron on and let it heat up. Place your first crystal on the backside of the shoe (start at the top or bottom but never in the middle). Place the tool directly over the crystal for about 8-10 seconds. The glue on the backside will begin to melt and adhere to the shoe.

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Lift the tool off the crystal and try budging it with the tip of your finger. If it moves, it needs more time under the heating tool. If not, you’re good to move on! Start working your way down and to the right and left. The key is to not be too exact – mix the sizes and crystals.

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I like to work on one large patch and then mirror it on the other shoe. This way, you can plan out the design easily and distribute the crystals properly. As you get to the sides of the shoes, start spreading the crystals out so it has a fading effect.

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Continue adding crystals until you’re ready to stop!

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No need for drying time – you can wear them immediately.

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And off to your next holiday party you go!

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32 Comments

  1. Sophie wrote:

    This is great ! And looks amazing.
    When you show it it looks so simple. But better be meticulous 🙂

    Cheers,
    xSophie
    http://www.sophysticate.com

    12.18.14
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  2. Gorgeous! The ‘confetti’ was added so nicely and they look like very expensive shoes from the store!

    12.18.14
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  3. Thanks for the tips! Amazing result!
    MIS PERLAS DE MODA

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  5. This is soooo adorable!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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  6. leti wrote:

    Omg! they are beautiful!
    love them!

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  7. Iren wrote:

    Awesome heels! great idea!

    http://WWW.LIAKW.COM

    12.18.14
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  8. You two are so good! These are virtually designer shoes, well done ladies. Well done.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

    12.18.14
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  9. bella wrote:
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  10. Oeh love this DIY!

    X Willemijn Sofie
    Amsterdam So Fashion

    12.19.14
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  11. Jeanne wrote:

    Stunning DIY!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

    12.19.14
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  12. Mo Houston wrote:

    This requires some tedious work and the final product looks so very worth it. You have to adore any DIY that makes a suede pair of pumps into bedazzledness that is upgrading and not over doing. Well done as usual. http://www.avoidingjejunity.com

    12.19.14
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  13. Noemi wrote:

    Great DIY, I hope to find the hot fix tool in my country.

    12.20.14
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  14. Kristina wrote:

    These turned out so gorgeous!!!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  15. Veronika wrote:

    Now that is a cool idea. They turned out great!

    12.21.14
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  16. Namrata wrote:

    Done to perfection. It looks gorgeous.

    Namrata
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.com

    12.21.14
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  17. María wrote:

    Beautiful DIY!!
    Lots of love, xx

    http://www.marysreturn.com
    http://www.marysreturn.com

    12.27.14
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  18. Vanessa wrote:

    This is so gorgeous! I’ve been wary of getting into hotfixing since I’m scared of burning myself…but this just might convince me! 🙂

    http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

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  19. Zen wrote:

    These look amazing!

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  20. Zen wrote:

    Just blogged about the best shoe DIYs on my blog hapinesswherever.wordpress.com Included your tassel DIY but not these sadly as unfortunately can’t have only HonestlyWTF on the list much as I would love that 🙂

    8.15.15
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  21. Zen wrote:

    This is my list of my best shoe DIYs 😉 https://hapinesswherever.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/1480/

    8.22.15
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  22. La expresión Esto es un trabajo de aficionados” nos hace opinar que el fotógrafo apasionado principiante produce peores desenlaces que el profesional.

    11.26.15
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