Post # 1
So I posted before about hating the shoes that I bought from my bridal salon for various reasons, but because they were cheap, I was hoping to DIY them. No worries if I messed up, I could just buy a new pair at not much of a loss!
These are the shoes, and I had them dyed dark grey…except they came out more silver. And they didn’t look good with my dress.
I forgot to turn the brightness on my phone’s camera down, oops.
I initially wanted to pick up Tulip brand glitter paint, but I could only find the spray stuff in the color that I wanted. I ended up at both Joann’s and Michaels, and was just going to order the paint online, until I walked past the general crafts paint. Martha Stewart to the rescue!
I made sure that this was okay for fabric and then looked through the colors–there are TONS of shades of pink, so I had my pick and found one that was perfect. I used a sponge brush to dab the paint on, since brushing it doesn’t do a whole lot. I didn’t think to tape off the soles, so I did get some paint on the edges, but oh well. This is what they looked like after one coat:
It’s hard to tell because of the lighting, but it’s an okay coverage. It would probably have been better if the shoes had been a pink shade to begin with! I ended up doing three coats, which was perfect, and I still have probably 1/4 of the container left.
I did have trouble getting under the folds, but no one is ever going to notice. There are still not super obvious holes from where I removed the rhinestone things (they just had two flexible prongs holding them on), so I might do something like this to cover it.
Post # 3
@vorpalette: What a great idea! I ended up glittering the bottom of my shoes, but now I’m inspired by you to glitter the tops of another pair!
Post # 4
Both are so cute! I had glittery shoes, too!
Post # 5
They turned out great! Fantastic job 🙂
Post # 6
Oh NICE! They turned out great!
Post # 7
They look awesome! You did a great job!
Post # 8
Very pretty. I cannot find my glitter ballet flats anywhere here locally and don’t want to order them oline so I am thinking of diy-ing them. How long did it take?
Post # 10
@vorpalette: These are amazing! I can’t believe you DIY’ed that! Way to go!
@zagora: I love the idea of glittering the bottom of a shoe. Fabulous idea!
Post # 11
Ohh amazing !! Looks like that paint works great !!
Post # 12
@zagora: Oooh, I love that color! I wanted to do the bottoms of my shoes, but they’re flats so no one will ever see it anyway.
@bridalprincess: I did this over the course of a couple of days or so. You have to wait an hour between coats, but total painting time was maybe 2 hours? I didn’t really keep track.
Thank you, ladies!
Post # 13
I really like those! Great job.
Post # 14
The color is super pretty! What does the end product feel like? Is it crunchy or flexible?
Post # 15
@jpalm13: Hey, that’s a good question. I’ll play with them when I get home and respond.
Post # 16
Amazing job. They look great!