I must admit something to you…I did not like glitter shoes until about 3 weeks ago. I mean reallyreally disliked. Sure, there were a few pairs along the way that I thought were sort of cute, but for the most part I could never see myself wearing glitter shoes.
Well, that all changed when I spotted a fabulous pair while out at my favorite coffee shop. When I started shopping online the price tags were astounding!
I decided to make my own pair instead of spending tons of money.
These are my shoes before I started the makeover. I purchased these at the beginning of last semester at the Goodwill Outlet for about $1. I gave them a good scrubbing inside and out and then mostly forgot about them. Yes- they are mens shoes.
The first thing I did was put painters tape around the heel and edges of the shoe. I did not want and spray paint or glitter anywhere except the leather of the shoe.
Next, I did a little spray painting. This picture shows one coat of spray paint vs. two coats.
I then made my glitter paste. I bought a 4 oz. bottle of glossy Mod Podge at Michael’s and large gold glitter pieces at Walmart. The glitter came in a large shaker and was only $3. I have tons leftover. I mixed these two things together in a bowl I didn’t plan to use again. I used slightly more glitter than mod podge in this mixture. Use your judgement. I wanted my shoes super glittery.
I finished the project by spraying a couple of coats of a waterproof sealer I had on hand.
Take a look at this:
I promise this is the same pair of shoes I started out with.
This project cost me about $10. I wore these shoes for about 5 hours yesterday and did not leave much of a glitter trail. Mixing the glitter with the mod podge really helps with this. The sealer afterward is added security.
What do you think?
Click here to see how I styled these shoes in an outfit post.
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