Glitter Shoes DIY

My daughter has been eyeing some glitter shoes in a catalog, and desperately wants every single pair. $40 a pair is out of our budget, so I decided to make her some for Christmas.

I bought a few pairs of shoes during a B1G1 sale at Payless. Score! 

For this project, you'll need:

-a pair of shoes
-painter's tape (optional if you have a steady hand)
-Mod Podge
-glitter in your choice of color(s)
-a paintbrush
-a bowl
-something to protect your worktable. I used a grocery bag.
-waterproof sealer (not pictured)

Next, tape off the parts of the shoe you don't want glitter all over. 

Now it's time to mix up the glitter! I wound up using an entire tube of chunky glitter and an entire tube of superfine glitter. I like glitterific shoes, what can I say. Pour about 1/4 cup of Mod Podge into a bowl.

Add you glitter.


Now the fun begins! Start painting light coats of the Mod Podge/glitter mix onto the shoe. You want light coats, because otherwise the Mod Podge will get glumpy and glumpy isn't fun. Brush a coat on, and then go do something else. (In my case, the breakfast dishes.)

When each coat dries and you can no longer see white Mod Podge, it is time for another coat. Keep going until you get the coverage that you want. It took 5 coats for these shoes to get completely red.

Keep your bowl covered in between coats so the Mod Podge doesn't dry out.

Tada! 5 coats and a bunch of drying time later, this is the end result. Carefully peel off the tape if you used it, and then let the shoes dry for at least 24 hours. Spray with a waterproof sealant (found at any craft store) to make these puppies puddle proof.

Happy glittering!