Monday, January 9, 2012

Glitter Shoes Tutorial

This quick and easy DIY shoe makeover will add a sparkly punch to your wardrobe this winter!
I used silver shimmer Mod Podge so that the shoes would still look sparkly if some of the glitter flaked off. I used a foam brush to paint on the glue, but feel free to use whatever kind of brush makes you happy.
 I filled the inside of the shoe with a plastic bag to attempt to keep the glitter out. It helped a little. Work over a paper plate or something to catch all the loose glitter!
Some tips:
1. Go easy on the glue. The places where I used a thinner layer of glue actually came out nicer. The thicker areas started peeling a little by the end of the day.
2. After the shoes have dried rub them gently to knock off any loose glitter. Unless of course you WANT to leave a trail of pixie dust everywhere you go, which is perfectly acceptable in my opinion, except at my house.
3. Check for missed spots and fill them in with additional glue and glitter.
4. Wait until the shoes are DRY before you try to wear them.

Overall impression:
I can't believe I made glitter shoes! It may be the first trendy fashion thing I've ever done... Because the shoes I used are a slick pleather type material the glue is peeling in high stress areas and where I got it too thick. They will have to be maintained, but there was PLENTY of glitter left over so it's ok. I bet this would work even better with canvas shoes. Hmmmm.... now to see what shoes can be made over next...


pearlswirl said...

Kelly, these are SOOOO cute! Way to go, that last photo is too much! I want to try this now! :)

Corinnea said...

Too fun! I may have to search for a pair to try it on...