Post # 1
Inspired by Miss Fox’s tutorial, I dug in last night (at 10:30…I’m a nut) and DIYed my own pair of shoes. These are just my ‘back-up’ pair…but I’m seriously considering doing the offical shoes 🙂 We’ll have to see. But I did test them out on FILs’ hardwood floor, and they’re not slick, so I’m very happy with them!
I used paper plates, mod podge (the white kind, so I could clearly see my application), a couple small sponge brushes, and random Hobby Lobby teal glitter in the smallest cut I could find. Add in a little freetime and *BAM* glitter soles!
Mixing the glitter goo:
Putting on just a clear coat once they’ve dried:
Let them sit over night:
Yay glitter shoes!
Post # 3
@indibee: They’re sexy! Hah. Great job!
Post # 4
Oooo! So cute! I love it!
Post # 5
I was a bit worried looking at that first picture, but they actually turned out pretty great!! Awesome job
Post # 6
@Rouquine: Rawr 😉 Hehe. Thanks, dear!
@adnama: Thanks! I know, when I was first blobbing it on I was just praying that it actually dried clear. Or else I’d just made a milky mess of some lovely shoes. Thankfully they’re nothing but sparkle and shine 🙂
Post # 7
Those look awesome! Once I pick some shoes, I’ll definitely have to try.
Post # 8
@itshouldsnow: Thank you! It’s really not hard to do, I was watching the UFC weigh-ins and just banging out the project. Have fun with it! Plus, with the white mod podge, I didn’t worry about taping up the shoe because I could really see where it was going.
Post # 9
Where did you get those shoes from love them!!!
Post # 10
They totally are addicting! After I did one pair I wanted to do every pair in my closet! I’ve held off on doing any more than my wedding pair though.
I love the colour, they turned out beautifully!
Post # 11
Have you tried walking in them? Is it slick?
Post # 12
Ok so I totally wanna do this! I love glitter and want to find some I can either glitter allll over or do this!!
Post # 13
@lisha_1988: They were Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes that I had to wear in a wedding last summer. I love them, but they were sooo uncomfortable (probably because I didn’t break them in, though, TBH). They’re so cute, so hopefully this will encourage me to wear them more, or only wear them when I can sit and show off their glittery bottoms 🙂
@Aure: Thank you! I think I’ll be safe and just wait on my purple official shoes, but they may get done after the wedding 🙂 I may even try to get crazy and use various colors in a design on the bottom! It’d take longer (letting each layer dry clear and mixing new batches) but I think it could be really fun.
@AleciaMcD: Not too slick at all! The glitter, even with the clear coat to seal it up, was scratchy enough to grip. These shoes were actually really slick before, so I think it may have made them even better. I tested them out walking around FILs’ wooden floors and I never slipped, so I’m pretty confident that I’ll be ok in them.
@cherryblossomlove: Doooooo it (and then post pics)! It really was pretty easy, being patient while waiting for the layers to dry was the hard part. 😉
Post # 14
What color did you use for the glitter? Need to find some to match this color! the blue:)
Post # 15
I want to do this but would be so afraid that the glitter would come off. I can’t imagine that these would hold up for very long and still look nice. Won’t the glitter scuff and rub off throughout the night? I don’t want to leave a glitter trail everywhere I go.
Anyone do this and have their wedding already? How did they hold up?
Post # 16
Oh, I love those, @NDBee. What a great idea! How does the glitter hold up? Does it crack and break off gratually as you’re walking?