Sunday, August 25, 2013

DIY Glitter Shoes

Photo courtesy of We Are Not Martha
Want a pair of glitter shoes for your wedding but don't want to spend a fortune on them? Why not make them yourself? Head to Target or Payless and pick up an inexpensive pair of flats (or heels) (just be sure they're comfortable--even flats can hurt!)
Head to the craft store (our local craft store is Michael's but you can pick up what you need in any craft store. You will need some Mod Podge, glitter (in your favorite color), a foam brush for applying the mixture, some masking tape for taping off the sole of the shoe, and some clear glaze spray to use as a fixative after you finish applying the Mod Podge/glitter mixture.
Use masking tape to tape around the edge of the shoe sole. This will keep you from getting glitter on the edge of the sole. Mix about 2 ounces of Mod Podge with glitter. Use lots of glitter. Mix in a plastic bowl that you don't care about (I'm not sure you'd want to eat out of the bowl after you mix up glitter and Mod Podge). Apply using your foam brush. Be sure to cover all the surface. After each coat let it dry fully. I recommend four coats of the glitter/Mod Podge combo. The shoe will look odd with the glitter and Mod Podge on it but once the Mod Podge dries it will be fine. After the fourth layer of Mod Podge/Glitter spray with a few shots of Clear Glaze Spray Fixative so you don't glitter your whole house--voila! Fancy shoes without the fancy price!
For more great occasional craft and fab cooking ideas visit We Are Not Martha and see what their latest creation is! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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