- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I found on pinterest a pair of purple glitter heels and fell in love with the idea of wearing a pair for my wedding. After scouring the internet for a pair, I realized no one sold them not unless i wanted to wear stripper heels. Not to say a person shouldnt but I just cannot walk in heels that high and thin. I would end up face planting down the aisle and no bride wants to do that. SO! to avoid the face plant, I bought a pair of very comfortable shoes from Target ($14.99), fine glitter from Michael’s ($3.99), Mod Podge from AC moore( I buy it by the gallon so I have no idea how much it cost me for this project.)
I bought a pair of blue glitter heels from Target.com.
I would recommend going to the store and trying on the same brand of shoe. They usually have the same style but different colors in the store. Sometimes they run smaller.This will just help with the fitting and to decide if they really are comfortable.
I bought the blue glitter heels because originally I wanted to let some of the blue glitter show and say “I DO” but it ended up being too dark of a color. As shown below
To make my blue glitter heels purple.
I first tape off the heel and sole of the shoe. I stuffed the inside of the shoe using plastic bags and some tin foil. I cut out an ” I DO” sign using my Cricut machine. I used an adhesive spray to hold the “I DO” sign in place. Make sure when you spray it you let the glue sit for 5 minutes so it will create a temporary bond not a permanent bond.
I painted a thin layer of mod podge onto the shoe using a sponge brush. The sponge brush help getting in between the blue glitter. I did this in small sections.
After applying glue to a small section, I poured the fine purple glitter over it and tapped off any excess. Be careful not to tap too hard otherwise the glitter in the glue will fall off.
I repeated the process until it was completely covered. I had to spot check a few times but if you dont tap off too much glitter, it should only be tiny spots – barely noticable unless you were looking at it up close but that was my perfectionist side coming out.
I didnt use a premixed mod podge glitter mix because i found that made the glitter slightly dull and very susceptible to cracking when wearing them.
I did however finish off the shoes with mod podge gloss clear acrylic sealer. About 4-5 coats – letting each coat dry in between. This will hold all the purple glitter in place. The sealer smells strong so I left them in my laundry room to air out.
BUT BEFORE YOU SPRAY IT WITH SEALER, I took off the “I DO” sign. I did this very very slowly and carefully. I didnt want to pull off any of the purple glitter I just put on.
I also took off the tape on the sole and heel very very slowly.
As i said before, since the original blue glitter “I DO” sign was too dark. I took a small thin paint brush and brushed in some mod podge and very carefully poured in a Lighter blue glitter shade.
I could have made this easier on myself and glued/glitter the area the lighter blue glitter but i didnt know it’d be too dark. Oh well. It was an easy fix.
So this is my end results!