Fun and Easy Shoe Redo

Monday, November 8, 2010

This is hardly a tutorial, but I'll walk you through my steps. I've seen real tutorials on a couple of other blogs, but I kind of just worked  with what I had and went with it. You need Mod-Podge, glitter of your choice (I found this jumbo container at Walmart for $2 and used a tiny fraction of it), a paintbrush, paper cup, and plain-jane shoes.

I used canvas tennies- also from Wal-mart- for my daughter.

And these ancient (not really, just from high school) plain patent pumps for myself.

Inspired by these pumps from Modcloth, I decided to make a hybrid pair for myself. 

I traced an outline of the area I wanted to fill with glitter, then poured ModPodge in a cup and mixed glitter in. I carefully painted the areas in with my glitter glue, and then sprinkled glitter on the wet glue to get a heavier coverage. [With my daughter's shoes, I tried just painting layer upon layer to get the coverage, and they ended up peeling :(] After sprinkling the glitter on, cover with a second layer of glitter glue and let dry thoroughly. And then have your husband/boyfriend/significant other take you out on the town in your too cute shoes! :)


I BLEED PINK said...

How fun!!

Julia said...

Super adorable!

Megan said...

How beautiful!!!
I will have to try this project out ASAP!!!
I have been looking at those shoes for a while but the price always has me walking away! But I love love love diy's!!! :)
Thank you so much for posting this wonderful project!!
Have a beautiful day!

Miriam said...

this is so stinkin' adorable, i LOVE IT! cute idea.

Kirsten Nunez (Studs and Pearls) said...

Adorable! Lovely job. p.s. I'm adding you to my blog roll on my blog :)
xo kirsten

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