Two Ways To Upcycle Target Buys

A few weeks ago, Gwyneth and I shared our love for studded sandals. Naturally, the Balenciaga Rope Studded Wedges immediately occupied the top spot on our wishlist. But at $935, they really put the wish in wishlist. So we decided to shop our closet and DIY them instead.
We held off on posting this tutorial until we were sure theyd survive pounding the very hot pavement in NYC, and were pleased to report they have! So if you love accessorizing accessories as much as we do, heres the how-to.
You need:
  1. A pair of sandals (We used our Mossimo Perri Wedges from Target.)
  2. Small rhinestones (We used leftovers from last months Letter K.)
  3. Nail polish (We used Essies Turquoise and Caicos and e.l.f.s Desert Haze.)
  4. Crazy glue

Paint your rhinestones with two coats of polish.
Once dry, glue them on with crazy glue. Thats it!

Gwyneth and I were on a roll, so decided to customize our Capped Toe Flats from The Webster for Target in three easy steps you can probably guess.

First, we taped off the caps.

Then we gave them two coats of the Krylon Metallic Brass Spray Paint we had left over from our Expedit Overlays.
And then we wore them.
How easy was that?
mk & Gwynnie


  1. Love that gold captoe! Super cute!!

  2. the webster flats look so good

  3. Ive been thinking about spraypainting some heels recently! How do you find it is holding up? Did you use a primer or anything? Love the gold toe! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

    • Hi Anna! They are holding up great! I did not spray them with a coat of Crystal Clear after the spray paint (Im out), but I bet one coat of that would seal them better. But so far, Ive worn the flats out (maybe 5 times), and they are in the same condition as the day we made them! If you end up making a pair for yourself, please send us a photo of your finished product, so we can share on our Facebook page!

      Happy (almost) weekend!

      mk Gwynnie

  4. A gold toe is just what those flats needed! I want to paint some shoes now!

  5. Brilant! I like them better now than when you bought them! :) I love all of your shoe re-fashions, keep em coming!!

  6. What clever ideas. I love those shoes.

  7. Really clever ideas for changing up the shoes

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  8. Such an easy way to change up shoes! And they are adorable! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  9. love these. they both turned out so great!


  10. These are SO cute!! I like both, but the wedges are my favorite. :-)

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

  11. That is so awesome! LOVE the wedges!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am working on a pair of sandals limo give them the same look as the wedges! That is genius! ME

    • Good luck! Unless theres another reader out there who shows up as Anonymous and signs off their comments with ME, we cannot wait to see them in person next week! (And we are going to fix this Anonymous situation!) Love you, Mom!

      mk Gwynnie

  13. Hi there! I am having a Sunday Blog Hop and would love for you to link up your cute blog.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  14. I love the gold spray paint on the shoes!!!!! I will be trying this! I am visiting from the Tater tots and Jello link up and thought I would stop by and say hi. I am a new follower! Hope you will stop by and do the same.


  15. Two great makeovers! Love that you painted the rhinestones. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  16. Loooove those flats!
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

  17. Loooove those flats!
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

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