Shall we commence with a rhyme?!
If you’ve ever found yourself lusting over the perfect sparkly, shimmering shoe,
Ooh, guess what?! Do I have a tutorial for you!
It’s quick, it’s easy and surprisingly cheap,
And the finished product will be so dazzling (literally!), you’ll probably WEEP!
All you need is glitter, two paint brushes and Mod Podge glue,
A couple of hours of your time, and some fantastic music (can I recommend Michael Jackson?) to bop along to.
So come, let’s GO! Let’s create these beautiful kicks!
I’ll conclude this poetic interlude, and move on to the tricks!
What You’ll Need:
x A pair of – wait for it – shoes! (I opted for $40 patent pumps from Target, but you could use anything. Boots? Ballet flats? Clogs?! The choice is yours!)
x A tub of Mod Podge Gloss Lustre, a fast-drying sealer, glue and finish (I purchased mine from Ebay for approximately $13)
x A heap of glitter (tip: like anything, it pays to shop around for this. I almost bought seven vials of glitter – with a price tag of $5.95 each – until I spotted this HUGE bottle of fuchsia glitter underneath them for just $6.00. Bargain!)
x Two fine paint brushes
x Masking tape
To begin, cover any areas of your shoes that you don’t want twinkling (such as the soles) with masking tape. If your footwear has laces, temporarily remove them.
Next, pour approximately 1/3 of the Mod Podge into a paper cup or small disposable container, and add half of your glitter. Swirl it around together (I did so using the latest instrument in advanced technology, a stick!), and then, with one of your paint brushes, apply a thin layer of the mixture to your shoe. (Psst! Don’t be alarmed when you add your first coat and think ”argh! Everything’s WHITE!”: the mixture does turn clear as it dries.)
Allowing each coat to dry, repeat the painting method until you’ve achieved your desired level of glimmer (tip #2: for a faster process, gradually sprinkle remaining glitter over each coat by hand.). To finish, add a small amount of Mod Podge to another paper cup or container, and using your second paint brush, coat the shoes with a final layer to seal them.
And that’s it! You’re done! (Could they be any more fun?!)