Jan 20, 2012

DIY Reversible Neon Heels


Oxfords have been in fashion for a few seasons now, and if you have stayed tuned with the different DIY blogs, pimping them with neon soles is a trend. I absolutely love the look, but I don’t know if I am ready to go all in to permanently change my favorite pair. So I am digging out my current love affair (colored duck tape) and making a reversible pair. Get your duck tape on and follow my lead.

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colored duck tape, utility knife


Start on the inside of your shoe (for the least visible joint) and tape all the way around the sole. Make sure the edge of the tape is parallel with the edge of the sole. Then take a utility knife and follow the edge of the sole with, cutting of the excess tape.


I followed almost the same procedure to make my reversible neon heeled pumps. It's the same feeling, I love the trend and the look, but I'm not ready to part with a fav pair of pumps and make them neon forever. You can only use neon heeled shoes so many times before you over do it, and with this method you can switch up the color and remove it when you are sick of it!


Do you love it?


36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love them :)

    http://petitlivrenoir.blogspot.com/

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  2. That looks great! You can make so many looks with just one pair of shoes!

    fashionatemybrains.blogspot.com

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  3. Une façon originale de changer momentanément de look!... Gros bisous

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  4. Smart idea!!

    juliete-has-a-gun.blogspot.com

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  5. Absolutely LOVE it. Trends come and go so this is the perfect DIY because it's reversible.

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  6. nice!!!!! smart :)


    www.fancyicon.blogspot.com

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  7. Awesome DIY! Love the fact that as soon as all these neon hype fades, you'll be able to remove the tape and go back to its originality. Thanks for sharing the tip.

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE | SHOP

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  8. So great!! You are very creative. xoxo
    Jen

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  9. Love it & peel it off when you are over it. I am loving the colorful duck tape but cannot find any here in France, so will have to admire you fun uses for it.
    Geneviève

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  10. Oh man! I love it! They add so much pizzazz! HAHAHA Great idea girl!

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  11. Thank you all you sweet ladies! :) i just pealed my pink of after a night on town, I think i am going to do purple next ;)

    love K

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  12. Wow, love it! These are so cool Kat!

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    1. Twinster!!!! so happy you stopped by!! haha! :)

      love k

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  13. I loooooove this post! Maybe it'll try it on one of my boring pairs of heels :)

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    1. I vote you do it Beauty!!! :)

      Love k

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  14. Brilliant! Gonna look for coloured duck tape now (which I never even knew existed!).

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  15. Definitely love this! Those brogues look totally different :)

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  16. Oh my goodness - so creative! You have a great blog. Thanks for dropping by mine! I'm following and looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

    acleanercloset.blogspot.com

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  17. These look amazing! I'll have to keep an eye out for coloured duct tape in Australia to try this out!

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  18. Great idea! I must try it!
    xx
    http://junebiswas.blogspot.com

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  19. This is a super cool idea:) I was affraid to that with paint but with scotch no problem!
    I have some shoe DIY on my blog have a look it can inspire you:)
    http://ilovedoityourself.blogspot.com/

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  20. i never thought of colour duck tape! am itching to find one in my area to do this. superb idea!

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    1. Thanks emilie :) Ever since i found colour ducktape i have been obsessed :)

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  21. Love that it's removeable since you know this trend will not last.

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  22. it's a pretty good idea! because you can always remove the neon tape. There is just one thing i am worried about: will the tape get off the shoe without leaving any residue and thus ruining the shoe?

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    1. Hi,

      I have tried it on several of my beloved shoes, both suede and leather, and the tape removes very easily with out residue on all of mine at least. I cant guarantee that nothing will happen, but as far as my experience goes, it perfection :)


      love K

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  23. I Looooove this idea! Brilliant. Thanks for sharing it!! :)

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  24. these came out really nice! you did a perfect job with the cutting, i'm pretty sure i'll mess up when i try this. thanks for showing! (:

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  25. So clever! And the result is very pretty :D
    Thank you the tutorial, I linked it in a serie I'm writing for my blog (http://rock-n-roll-stops-the-traffic.blogspot.it/2012/04/diy-from-head-to-toe-8.html), hope you don't mind :)

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  26. I like this idea; I will try it, thanks for sharing ,K :)

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  27. its awesome! i love it!
    thanks for sharing:)

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  28. It's a genious idea! :D
    I love your blog!

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  29. oooh i love diy jewellry. go and visit my blog have also a few things =) http://mademoisellediy.wordpress.com/

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  30. I love non-committal DIYs! It makes me feel better to know that, even if it looks terrible, or that I ruined something, its reversible. So, where could I do this on pumps that aren't platform? Or any ideas for other shoes altogether that i could try this on? And do you think it would damage patent leather? Thanks, I think I'm going to try this soon!

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  31. Very creative. I like the idea that you aren't stuck with it, but can just peel it off whenever you like. Great DIY project for the young at heart.

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