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December
2011

DIY (super easy) Neon Jimmy Choo’s

Ever since I saw Giselle wearing the neon pumps below in the  December issue of British Vogue, I was obsessed.  I’ve been really feeling the neon accents because it gives your wardrobe a touch of color and is chic and clean in a modernists sort of way.  Anyway here is the super easy DIY.

 

Jimmy Choo makes  pumps and strappy sandals in neon, neon green, neon pink, neon orange, and neon blue. The cool part about this DIY is that you can use either pumps you have lying around or strappy sandals look equally cool as well. I will  definitely wear these with a black dress probably for new year’s eve but I think they look cool with jeans as well.

You  will Need:

  • a pair of pumps or strappy heels
  • white spray paint
  • Neon spray paint (in whatever shade you want)
  • newspaper
  • tape ( I used scotch tape but white tape is easier to use I think)

 

 

1) use the tape to cover up areas that you don’t want spray painted such as the sole or the opposite sides of straps.

It should look like this when you are done:

2) take a sheet of newspaper and scrunch it into a ball, this covers the inside of the sole on pumps.

 

 

3) Take the white spray paint and begin spray painting the shoes evenly. I think it works best on a leather like surface although mine was satin and it still worked.

The first coat will look uneven like this below but you just have to keep spray painting until it is even. It will drip a bit but I did it all in one go.

 

This is how it should look when finished. Let it dry overnight. 

4) Now you are ready for the neon. Begin spray painting the shoe evenly and make sure you do all parts, including the heel.

 

5) Let it dry over night and then spray paint any areas you might have missed.

 

This is the finished product and I am very  happy with it. I do recommend getting the white paper-like tape because I think it is easier to handle and will help you cover up areas and leave you with a cleaner shoe!