first time in this section! help needed.

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MaureenMLove Tue 29-Mar-16 21:34:46

Now, I'm actually a pretty good crafter with years of arts and crafts under my belt in various jobs, but I might be stumped on this one!

I've got these flip flops, which I've already 'blinged' up with some flowers, but I need them to be silver really or possibly lilac. (Dress that they are to go with is silver and imho, the white of the flip flops are too stark.) I know the easy thing would be to find some silver or lilac ones, but where's the challenge in that!grin.

I'm on a roll with some old sling back shoes and am half way to blinging them, so I thought I'd give the flip flops a go too. They were only £6, so I'm not that fussed if they don't work. I was thinking I could use some sort of paint? Spray paint possibly? It would need to be permanent obviously. I guess they are made of foam, like the craft foam sheets you can buy for the kids.

What do you think? Worth a go? I'm on school holiday and no kids to look after, so I have time to waste!

These are the flip flops, before and after flowers added.

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PolterGoose Tue 29-Mar-16 21:47:13

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MaureenMLove Tue 29-Mar-16 21:51:03

Lol! That's a very good idea. I could try it on the sole of one first and see how it goes. Thank you!

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NeatandTidyTidyandNeat Tue 29-Mar-16 21:51:36

Could you find lilac craft foam and stick a layer on top of the white base maybe? I'm worried about you getting purple feet / leaking purple splodges through the wedding...grin

MaureenMLove Tue 29-Mar-16 21:59:11

Who said anything about a wedding?wink. Have I already mentioned it somewhere on here? I'd be more worried about my feet getting wet though. The vow renewal is on a boat! grin

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MaureenMLove Tue 29-Mar-16 22:02:29

Can't wait to have a go at the high heels though! I wanted a pair of sling back, peeped toe in a lilac colour, but I can't find any. I have got until August, but I had a pair of red ones that I don't wear anymore, so I've primed them with white paint and tomorrow with my newly acquired gem stones, I'm going to cover them!

Again, it might be a complete disaster, but I'm up for the challenge!

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NeatandTidyTidyandNeat Tue 29-Mar-16 23:22:16

I promise I am just bonkers, not stalking you! Sorry, wires crossed, I meant party. Hope the vow renewal is also fab smile

MaureenMLove Wed 30-Mar-16 15:08:42


Well ladies, I think the answer is a silver Sharpie! So far so good anyway. If it works, I'll show and tell. If it doesn't, I'll search for some silver ones!

My crystals haven't arrived for my shoes yet, so I'm a bit gutted. I wanted to get on with them!

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