The first thing I did was removed the rest of the buttons off the shoes, stuffed them with newspaper......
....roughed them up a little with some sand paper. So that the paint would stick to the shoes.
Then I spray painted the shoes and let them dry for an hour or so.
Then I sewed on the buttons; I threaded the buttons with elastic, then sewed the ends of the elastic to the shoes.
When I got to this point I thought, "Hey, they look pretty darn cute just like this."
and my daughter liked them too.
But I went ahead and put some bling on them with E-6000 glue anyway.
Then when I showed my daughter the finished product, she hurried and took the bling off.
Apparently, she liked the plain buttons more than the bling. Good thing the glue didn't dry all the way or we'd never get them off. Anyway, I figured, "Hey, their her shoes, she can have them how she wants them."
Personally I like both ways.
What do you think?