Holiday Party Fashion: How to Make Glitter Shoes
Breathe new life into old heels by covering them in glitter and adding vintage-inspired ribbon laces.
- By Kayla Kitts
Filed under: Christmas Crafts, Christmas Parties, Christmas Parties, Crafts, How To, Handmade, Christmas
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- Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre Finish
- ultra-fine glitter (in desired color)
- painter's tape
- paintbrush with synthetic bristles
- polyurethane spray
- plastic container (for mixing)
- drop cloth
- ribbon (optional)
- spray paint (optional)
Prep Work Surface + Shoes
First, lay down a drop cloth to protect workspace. Then, use painter's tape to tape off the soles and insides of the shoes. If you want to create a particular design with the glitter or only decorate the tips, use the tape to mark these designs.
Optional Step: My shoes were originally a charcoal gray hue, and I wanted them to be metallic. I didn't want the charcoal to peek through, so I spray-painted the shoes gold before applying copper glitter.
Mix Glue + Glitter
In a plastic container, mix glitter and Mod Podge together. Start by adding a little glue at a time until a medium-thick consistency develops. Make sure the glue isn't too thick or the glitter will clump together.
Apply the glitter-glue mixture to the first shoe in a thick, even layer using a paintbrush. Repeat on the second shoe. Allow the first layers to dry before applying the second and third (if necessary) layers.
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