diy crystal heels

DIY Crystal Encrusted Heels

Here’s a fun DIY wedding idea we spotted over at Project Wedding, which involves blinging your high-heels by adding crystals. We love the idea because lord knows that crystal encrusted high-heels aren’t cheap. Plus, standard bridal shoes could do with a little extra something.


All you need is a pair of shoes {bridal or non-bridal}, 3mm round flat-back crystals, tweezers, and some strong adhesive. Create a sparkly heel by spreading a thin line of glue horizontally along the bottom of the heel. Pick up one rhinestone at a time with your tweezers and place it on the glue line. Continue this until you have created your first line, then simply repeat up the heel until the heel is completely covered. Note that you’ll have to work fast to ensure strong adhesion and you should give the heels 1-2 days to completely air dry.


These crystal heels are a cinch to make, but if you want to simplify the process even further, you could try using swarovski hot fix rhinestones {crystals with a glue on the back}. In theory these should also work!

To read the full tutorial, head over to Project Wedding.

{Images via Giuseppe Zanotti}

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