Yep. For project # 7 in my “30 for $30” series I glittered my daughter’s shoes. I was a little nervous at first but I just couldn’t resist.
Here’s the before, boring Stride Rite sneakers, bleh,
And the after!Fun! Have you seen all the super cute sparkly girl’s shoes lately? They’re so beautiful but Sam needs some extra arch support & I just don’t think it’s fair for her to be glitter-deprived because she has fat feet. I’m just saying.
Here’s how I did it, first I covered the shoe openings with tape because I figured if any glitter got in there she’d be forever tracking pink glitter all over our house.
Next, I used a paintbrush to apply a thin coat of mod podge to an area I wanted to glitter. I started with just the flower detail but then decided to move full steam ahead and glittered all the pink leather on the shoe. I worked small areas and repeated with mod podge, glitter, shake off excess & continue. (I used tourmaline from the MS Essential glitter pack)After I covered it all I let it dry a bit and then went back and recovered any areas that looked sparse. I gave them a good 20 min to dry and then covered the entire glittered area with a clear drying sealant so the glitter wouldn’t rub off.That’s it!If only I could glitter mine. Sigh.
(Since this post was created Sam’s feet have grown & so has the need for glitter! If you’d like to see the glittering in action Sam, Soph & I have done a video tutorial here, or if you’d just like to sneak a peak at who’s behind the glittering…)
*For those of you who are new to the blog (hi!) I’m doing a series of 30 glitter projects to justify the $30 price tag on Martha’s FABULOUS Essential Glitter Pack, you can read more about it here or look for any post with the label “30 for 30”.