Friday, October 12, 2012

DIY: Crystal Skull Design Loafer Flats

You guys probably know by now that I'm obsessed with skulls.  Like really obsessed.  And I've totally been digging slip-on loafer-style shoes too.  So when I found a super-clearance plain black pair last week, I bought them immediately and decided to do my own skull design instead of buying a pair with the design. To be honest though, if I ever find a really great deal on a McQueen pair, I still might splurge. :)

What you will need for this DIY: a pair of flat shoes (I bought a loafer-style pair).  You will also need craft paint in a color of your choice (I chose silver), a small paintbrush, a pencil, rhinestones in a color of your choice (I chose green) and gem-tac (or some other type of adhesive) to secure the rhinestones onto the shoes.

Are you ready to begin?


1. Gather your materials.  (Note that I have clear rhinestones in the photo but I ended up using green ones instead.)


2. Lightly draw in pencil an outline of your design.


3. Color in your design with the craft paint.  I used two coats of paint, allowing about 5 minutes of dry time in between layers.


4. Begin adding the rhinestones around the edge of the design.  Secure them tightly using the gem-tac or other adhesive.



5. Continue until all the sides have been covered with rhinestones.


6. For a sparkly touch, add glitter into the extra space using glitter paint.


They are finished!

7. Wear & enjoy!

What did you guys think about this DIY?  Will you be trying it?

Have a great weekend!  And yes, I'm still on the couch recovering from my tonsils!

Also, congrats to Yi-chia of Always Maylee- you are the winner of the Rire Giftcard Giveaway- I'll be sending you a message later today! :)

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121 comments:

  1. Wow your such a clever cookie! They look so good!!
    x

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  2. wow this DIY is so cute and creative! love them

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  3. These are fab! What a great idea!

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  4. eeek love those, will you be making any for your store?
    brooke @ what2wear

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! I can always make them as a custom order! ;)

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  5. Thank you! Followed you back :)
    X Annewil

    http://lovetolittlethings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for following- I really appreciate it! ;)

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  6. This is wonderful! I can't wait to see you in an outfit post with these. :)

    amen fashion xo.

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    1. ahhhh I know! I'm sure I'll be wearing them lots in the fall!

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  7. UH-MAZE is all I have to say! seriously! such a fun and easy DIY!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  8. I love DIY projects, but every time I go for something it turns out pretty gross. You did a great job with these!

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  9. Yay I won...shopping here I come! This is one fabulous DIY. You are so talented. My husband would love if I did this to my shoes, he loves anything with skulls!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. Wow, such a creative idea! I love how these turned out :D

    Trendy Teal

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  11. you are so fun, i love this DIY! you really rock these loafers!

    xox P

    phiphi's blog

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  12. ooh this is so cool!! :) I just might have to try this, although I've also been wanting to try the cap toe design either with studs or metallic paint.

    -Haylie

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    1. oh yay! Well I'm glad you want to try one of my DIYs! Let me know which one you try! ;)

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  13. This is brilliant! You turned a pair of ordinary loafers into sparkling and eye-catching sweethearts! Love it. x

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  14. oh my, Allison, how awesome is this DIY!! I don't have the goodies for doing it myself but I would wear your pair because it's perfect! ;) I really love it and it's like an original pair from an expensive shop, to be honest. such a great job! :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  15. I have a girlfriend who also has an obsession with skulls. I'm gonna send her the link to this DIY :)

    Thank for your return visit and sweet comment Allison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. aww thanks for sending your friend the link- that's really sweet of you!

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  16. I'm not a big fan of skulls but I can see you did a very professional job! I could always chose a different print, thanks for showing this method.

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  17. Hello from Spain: well done. You are very creative. Congratulations. Form me it is very difficult... keep in touch

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  18. Already pinned this fabulous DIY to my DIY board, These are great!

    I hope you're feeling okay!

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Kier
    Fashion Addict
    Pinterest!

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    1. aww thanks for pinning, Kier! That's super sweet of you!

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  19. Great DIY Allison! You're so crafty! I wish I can be more crafty like you... I do some crafts (card making, collages..) but nothing with clothing yet! Great tutorial!

    xo - Sheila

    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    1. Hey Sheila- card making and collage are really crafty as well! Just take the leap over into fashion items- it's really the same! :)

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  20. These are awesome! Skulls aren't really my style, but I'm sure I'll use this idea and make some with a different design :)

    Whiskey for Breakfast

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  21. I love your diy! You make it look so easy--I'm just the laziest and slowest diy-er in the world, but I admire you, wish I had the diy gene! :)
    xo Mary Jo

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  22. Oh...em...gee! You are just too creative, Allison! Love this DIY. Unfortunately, if I did something like this, it would look like my 2-yr.-old did it :P

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  23. OOO I love this DIY! I totally want to give this a try now.

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  24. wow!!!
    you did such a great work here!!
    its just amazing!

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  25. Hi Allison... Great idea. Have a nice week end. XOxo V.V.

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  26. wow, great job and brilliant idea! :)

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  27. Love skull prints as well, this is absolutely brilliant! I think you should take orders, they look so professional and really awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Sam! You can always request a custom order in my etsy shop! ;)

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  28. Your shoes turned out great! They are so adorable. Love this DIY!

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  29. Allison I absolutely love your DIY's! They always turn out perfect <3

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is such a perfect DIY!Can we follow each oda?
    Nw following u via GFc.
    Hope u can follow me back at-

    allthingsdesirable.blogspot.in

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    1. Thanks so much for following- I really appreciate it!

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  31. You're so creative!!! :D I'm envious of all the art things you can find in your place. It's so difficult to find those craft materials here. :(

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  32. Qué maravilla, me encanta! Lo voy a intentar hacer y mi hijo se encargará del dibujo. Un saludo

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  33. Allison wow you are so great on DIY works!! well done, love so much these loafers! wait an outfit now!:) kisses! xoxo

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  34. Awesome! Love this DIY so much! They look amazing!!

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  35. This is adorable!!!!!!!!
    If you love skulls wait until you see this necklace I am getting sent..you will want it..trust me..(there will be a discount :)
    Have a great one hun!!!
    Sheree xxx

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    1. OMG I can't wait to see it, Sheree! ;)

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  36. Wow your DIY are always so chic and creative, but easy at the same time ;))
    Kiss Clo

    http://latelierdelachouette.blogspot.it/

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  37. WOW AMAZING DIY I love it!

    Thanks for sharing

    Love Storm

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  38. So cooool! I love how creative you are,
    you did an excellent job :)

    LOVE BO,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  39. aaww wow it look amazing x

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  40. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    www.gvozdishe.com

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  41. cool! you are very good at all kind of DIY -things! :)

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  42. Such a cool DIY!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kisses

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  43. loved how you made the teeth with the glitters!

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    1. haha, thanks for noticing the weeeee little teeth! :)

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  44. Wow, the shoes turned out really good, looks so professional :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  45. you're so creative! I always love every single one of your DIY projects!

    xo
    naty
    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  46. love diys! great idea, ill have to try it :)

    www.sultanassanctuary.blogspot.com

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  47. OMG THIS DIY IS AMAZING!!! love the way the shoes came out!! so cool :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  48. This is such a fabulous idea! Thanks for the inspo!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  49. LOVE this idea, I rarely see any DIY for shoes, this takes the top!

    * Always, S. Louise

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  50. i love skulls too! This is such a cool DIY!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  51. So cool!

    http://eternal-simplicity.blogspot.com

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  52. You are very talented, each DIY you make is a real success!

    See you Allison xx

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  53. The green gems make them look like they would glow in the dark which could be great too! I like cute skulls too sometimes and kind of want the skull vodka even though drinking it would make me sick. :)

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  54. OMG! I LOVE IT :))) i wanna try this one at home! ITS A MUST! :)

    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  55. wow you're an artist!!!!I love them!!!
    Kisses

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  56. oh wow so creative, great DIY! :)

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

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  57. OMG Allison you are the most talented person @DIY that I have ever seen!
    Love the loafers love the idea!

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    1. aww thanks, that's such a sweet compliment! :)

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  58. Wow what a great DIY! Love them!!

    -xoxo- lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  59. Oh, I love these ones! I would totally buy them :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  60. wonderful idea, looks awesome! x

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  61. So cute! They turned out really well -- guaranteed that if I were to attempt this, it wouldn't be so cute...

    I hope you're having an amazing weekend!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  62. These are awesome...it's totally a handmade take on what's hip street style. I love how you make designer-look products DIY!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  63. what a great design, looks amazin'

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  64. Wow, you really are so talented! :) That would be a great design to put on a tee too!

    Hope you get well soon!

    ♥, Jo
    http://www.StyleAt30.com
    {Style + Travel}

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    1. ahhh ya, I love that idea! Maybe I'll have to do a tee at some point! :)

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  65. AMAZING!!!!!
    WoooW you are always so creative!!!

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  66. Adoooore this! I must try this soon. It'll perfectly fit my style

    xx Jordana
    jadeintheskies.blogspot.com

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  67. This DIY is so cool, I want to try this except maybe with cats!now i just need to find some plain loafers :)

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    1. OMG I love the idea of cats! Actually I think I might do a pair of DIY cat shoes soon! :)

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  68. Wow those flats look amazing! Very creative!

    xo
    I have a giveaway on my blog which you can enter here Red Rock Fashion Comp

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  69. WOW! Great DIY! I am in awe of your DIY-prowess! I totally love the end product! Wish I was that dexterous with the paintbrush!

    XOXO Dana

    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/

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  70. Wonderful blog
    Good week....Kisses

    http://www.facebook.com/couturetrend1

    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

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  71. That's a amazing idea and DIY. Thanks for sharing.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  72. What a great DIY. Love it!!!
    Kisses
    Aga

    Check my new post
    www.agasuitcase.com

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  73. Oh I saw these on instagram and couldn't wait for my home internet connection to resume so I could stop by your blog. How amazing did these loafers come out! Sometimes I really wonder if some of your DIY pieces really are a DIY. You sure know how to execute your concepts. These now need to be added to your store.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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    1. awwww thanks, Jenee! I should set them up as a custom order! :)

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  74. Another great DIY! :) Those skull flats are so cute! :)

    Wish&Wear

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  75. Such an awesome DIY – These came out SO well!


    Sea and Swank

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  76. I've seen several different loafer DIYs, but I would say this one takes the cake!! I love it! So creative

    Xo, Rachel
    http://www.glitzyblues.com

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  77. Wow, i loved' xoxo

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  78. They are hot!!check out my blog
    www.georginagoodman.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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