A couple months ago, I bought a pair of simple black flat shoes from Barefoot Shoes. They had glitter on them and they weren't sealed. I figured they would lose glitter after awhile, and I was right.
They aren't anything fancy. I don't even know the brand of them. They're just plain black, ballet-type shoes, I guess.
They're pretty cheaply made too. With the glitter coming off the sides like this, it almost feels like it's some kind of cardboard or something they're made out of, sandwiched in between the fabric insoles and the outer glitter.
But after seeing so many shoe-related posts on Craftster, I figured it was time to have some shoe fun of my own again.
This was a really quick project tonight. In fact, the longest part of this project was waiting for the Mod Podge and the clear coat to each dry, in between coats.
I picked up two colors of glitter (blue and purple), the Mod Podge and the clear coat at A.C. Moore this afternoon. I spent just over $19 for the supplies. When I came home from work tonight, I spread a garbage bag out on my kitchen counter and got to work.
I combined fairly equal parts of the blue and purple glitter together in a bowl and mixed them.
|These were a $0.75 pair of shoes the last time I went to the thrift store. I decided I wanted to add some sparkle to these, and because of their price, if it didn't work out, then no big deal.|
|Wondering if I'm ever going to be able to clean up all the glitter, or will it become a seasoning for breakfast tomorrow.|
|A DIY-version of Christian Louboutin shoes, but with purple glitter outer heels instead of his trademark red heels?|
|I stuffed them with plastic bags to avoid overspraying the clear coat into the inside of the shoes.|
I think these are going to be a lot of fun to wear. The ballet flats are actually more purple than blue, in real life. I think the camera flash is making them look more blue. I'm trying to decide if I want to add anything to the toes. There was a simple black cord bow on each shoe that I trimmed off before starting, because I hate bows. I don't know if I want to look for a funky set of buttons to glue on or just leave them plain.