How to: Make Your own Sassy Glitter shoes on the cheap! (and what NOT to do!)


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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!

before and after diy glitter shoes tutorial and #craftfail

Here is where I got the inspiration for this project:

  1. DIY Glitter shoes from Make
  2. Henry Happened DIY glitter shoes

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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 πŸ™‚


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.

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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.,

prepping shoes for diy glitter

Β 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!

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Tip: to keep your mixed mod podge from drying between coats, cover it with saran wrap

keep mod podge from drying cover 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.

diy glitter shoes

Here it is after 1 coat

first coat of glitter shoes.

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 πŸ˜‰

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#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 πŸ™‚

#craftfail goopy mess diy glitter shoes

#craffail tape bottom of shoes

Happy Crafting! let me know if you have questions πŸ˜‰


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