There are countless pins on Pinterest of glitter shoes. When my daughter came to me and asked to be “Dorthy” from the “Wizard of Oz” for Halloween this year, I knew that I would be scouring Pinterest for just the perfect do it yourself glitter shoes pin. She already had a pair of red slip on shoes, but plain red shoes are…dare I say it? BORING!!!! Plus, Dorthy had “Ruby Slippers” and a girl can’t be Dorthy without her very own pair of Ruby slippers.
What you need:
- A pair of shoes
- Mod Podge
What to do:
- First you mix your Mod Podge and glitter… I just eye balled it ( make sure you don’t get it to thick or it will not go onto your shoes… I learned that one the hard way, but just added a little bit more mod podge and it was fine. You can see how thick I made mine in the picture above.)
- Paint your glitter mixture onto your shoes
- Sprinkle a little bit more glitter onto your wet shoes (You can never have to much Glitter)
- Let dry
I was actually surprised just how easy this was. I was intimidated by them at first, especially after seeing all of the gorgeous diy glitter shoes on Pinterest that other people had made. Let me tell you first hand, there was nothing to be intimidated about. They were quick and easy to make and as you can see, they turned out great. My daughter loves them and can not wait to wear them on Halloween when she is Dorthy!
I know you all are wondering if the glitter falls off and if she is leaving a trail of red glitter every where she goes? Yes, some of the glitter falls off. Mainly the part that falls off is the glitter that
I sprinkled on at the end. If you are worried about some of your glitter coming off you can spray your glitter shoes with a Clear Glaze Spray. I didn’t do this because my daughter is only going to wear them to trick or treat in, and I didn’t want to spend the extra $3-$5 for the clear glaze spray.
I think this would be a great fix for that scratched pair of shoes in your closet. They would add a touch of sparkle to your outfit,
and look great for that night out with the girls or for a date night! They are also an awesome addition to your Halloween costume. I also love the fact that nobody will have the same pair of shoes as you, because you can customize your colors on different styles of shoes that you use. I just might make me a pair for me! 🙂