Tutorial – Glitter Shoes
I know this blog is mainly to share my crocheted creations with you, but I am super proud of this craft so I wanted to share 🙂 I know that the really pretty, glittery shoes are really in style right now. I even have 2 pairs of black glitter shoes. What I have really been wanting, and have been unable to find (at least not for less than an arm and a leg) are light pink glitter shoes! These would make me glitter and sparkle with happiness. I decided to make my own, and document it to share with you.
Here is what you will need:
A pair of shoes – I got mine at a boutique for $10 at the mall
A foam paint brush
A couple of toothpicks
Pliers/tweezers to pick up sequins
Lots of newspaper
A paper/plastic cup or bowl
So here are the shoes:
I know, gorgeous, right.
I took the sandpaper and roughed them up a bit so the glue would stick better.
Then I stuffed newspaper inside my shoes. My first reason for this was to avoid getting tons of glitter and glue in them, but it also makes a nice handle for you to hold while painting.
Next I mixed the glitter and the Mod Podge together in a plastic cup. I used about half glitter and half MP to make it nice and thick. I took the foam brush and painted an even coat of paint on the shoes. Then I let them dry for a couple of hours.
I painted on a LOT of coats and let each dry thoroughly before putting on the next coat. On the last coat, I took some dry glitter and sprinkled it liberally all over the shoes, especially the spot that were still white.
Once that coat dried, I knocked the extra glitter off by tapping the shoes on the newspaper, and then took plain Mod Podge and put a thick coat on to seal in all the glitter, and essentially water proof.
They looked good, but were still a bit plain Jane for me.
So I took some sequins, also light pink, and I glued them on, individually, slightly overlapping, using E 6000 and the pliers shown here:
About every 6-10 Sequins, I made sure they were sticking well by pressing them down with a toothpick.
I let them sit and dry for 24 hours before wearing them to my MIL’s house. They were a hit!