I shared my love for all things spiked in my inspiration post for this DIY. While I do love the spiked Louboutins, I need to put in a little DIY time to create a pair for myself. I snagged a shiny pair of BCBG patent leather heels from T.J. Maxx and got to work. This DIY is the perfect time to take advantage of the super strong black glue I raved about in my latest earring post.
WHAT YOU NEED:
The steps of this DIY goes as follows: add glue on a spike, stick on shoe, repeat. It pretty much couldn’t be any easier. However, refining your glue technique will improve quality of the DIY. We want these babies to look professional!
- E6000 glue has the habit of continuously spilling from the tube. To a keep a mess at bay, store the tube vertical when gluing.
- The image above displays the approximate amount of glue to use per 8 mm spike- just enough to cover the bottom. Use a toothpick to scoop a dollop of glue and place on the bottom of the spike.
- The glue tends to be stringy so get all of it off your toothpick and on to the spike before lifting the toothpick away.
- Giving the glue a few seconds to dry will increase tackiness and decrease the spike from sliding along the surface especially on the curves of the heels.
- After placing the spike, there is time to slide it around a bit to get it in just the right place. This is the most beneficial part of using black glue. You won’t be able to see any extra glue what might peak out from under the spike. Hooray!
So you are all set up to get gluing, but where do you start? As the picture above shows, start in the middle front of the shoe and go around the perimeter of the shoe opening. Then go down the middle of the toe. This lays the set up for the whole shoe. Go back up to the perimeter of the opening and start the second row around the perimeter. I aligned the spikes so they were in the spaces of the row above. Keep adding spikes in rows until you have whole shoe covered. Take your time in the front so that it will be as evenly spaced as possible. Lastly, fill in any open spaces. I tried to keep the same amount of space between spikes around the entire shoe. Give the glue ample time to dry. (P.S. Handle the puppies with care! The E6000 glue is strong but not unbreakable.)
Dance it out!
I’m still obsessing over the spiked oxfords from my inspiration post. Should I add them to my DIY project list? How about a clutch? Ahhh so much spiking to be done! Will you give the spiked heels a try?