I have a holiday party this weekend for work and I have this fabulous electric blue dress and sparkly cardigan that were screaming for glitter shoes! I refused to spend an exorbinant amount of money on heals that are way to high for my 36 year old feet! So I searched online and found some great inspiration for DIY glitter shoes!
Here is where I got the inspiration for this project:
Both of these inspiration projects have tutorials as well, but I want to share with my tutorial what NOT TO DO! I think I’m fairly crafty savvy but did have some bloopers on this, probably due to the fact that I am such an impatient crafter, I jump in before doing the proper prep work
- Super fine glitter (do NOT get the chunky stuff, you’ll see why later)
- Matt Mod Podge (or elmers glue, I prefer the mod podge though it dries quicker)
- Craft Brushes, foam and brush style
- Painters tape
- Matt clear acrylic spray
- Saran Wrap.
- paper towel or something to shove in shoes before final step.
- Shoes ready to glitter! I got mine at goodwill for $5.99 and the fit great, are kitten heals and super comfy .. !
TIP - First of all, you want to use super fine glitter, I used Martha Stewart’s brand. Here’s a picture of what the difference is. you will get LUMPS with the chunky stuff and a more polished finish with the fine stuff.
Step 1: tape off your shoes! tape off the bottom soles the insides, etc. just tape anywhere you don’t want glitter. Do NOT do what I did and try to freehand it, you will get glitter everywhere if it drips.,
Step 2: Mix mod podge with glitter, make sure to use the super fine glitter! this pictures shows me mixing the chunky stuff, because I forgot to take a pic when I was mixing the correct stuff!
Tip: to keep your mixed mod podge from drying between coats, cover it with saran wrap
Step 3: Paint on coat by coat letting it dry between coats (add a littler helper, makes it much more exciting!). I did about 4 coats to get the coverage that I wanted.
Here it is after 1 coat
Step 4: once it’s all dried to your liking, then spray it with the clear matt finish, just put something in your shoes (like a paper towel or something) so you don’t spray the inside of your shoes!
Then voila, you have fabulous DIY glitter shoes! here’s they are modeled by my 4 year old
#CraftFail – OK and here is the fabulous #CraftFail portions of this project.. and what NOT to do.. this is how I got to the fab tutorial above
Happy Crafting! let me know if you have questions