Monday, October 10, 2011

DIY glitter shoes


I've seen do-it-yourself glitter shoes all over blogs and Pinterest for a while now and decided to take it upon myself to make a pair. I sadly don't have the moolah that it takes to purchase the well-made glitter shoes, so I figured this would be a swell way to join the trend without spending much.

I started with this pair of suede booties from Target: 




 I used these supplies from JoAnns:


Mod podge, a large paint brush,  loose gold glitter, and painter's tape (forgot to add him in the photo)


Next I mixed the glue and the mod podge together with the brush:



Then I taped the areas of the shoes that I did not want to be glitter-i-fied. (Forgot to photograph that step. Feel free to use your imagination).

After that step, I painted the first layer of glitter glue onto the shoes (Also forgot to photograph painting it on the shoes so here is a photo of the glue swiped across paper so you can the idea:



After painting the first layer, I waited about an hour and painted another layer. Waiting. More waiting. Psssssssssssssssss (blowing on them to dry faster). Afterwards I painted on them in spots where it was missing a little glitter. Then I waited more. And more.

In total it was about 2.5 layers (the .5 is where I just spot painted the shoes)

I'd say this was a 4 hour project at least, but with my easily distracted track record, it probably took closer to 7. Though a lot of this is due to the shoes needing to dry. I'm going to buy a can of finishing spray/sealant to spray on the shoes and I think after that, THEY'LL BE READY TO WEAR.

Finished product:





They're gorgeous I know :)

Let me know if you have tried this project or something similar and how it turned out for you!!

Molls


2 comments:

  1. HoTT shoes! OMG! I am gonna go see if there are any old shoes in my closet that I can bedazzle. These turned out nice. THanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks Sarah! You can also paint an old pair of shoes with acrylic paint and that is super sweet. I'll have to post about a pair I painted soon. Show us what you do with yours!

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