24 Oct 2011

Tutorial: Make your own Glitter Shoes

Yesterday I showed you my glitter shoes which I’m totally in love with and promised I’d do a “how to make glitter shoes” guide so here it is!

 

You will need

- Shoes which need glitter!

- Sandpaper

- Some glitter. I used one pot of 75g glitter

- Super-glue. I used Bostick All Purpose Extra Strong Adhesive which seemed to last really well

- Paintbrushes

- Old Pot

-Tray

- Hairspray

 

How to

1. Start off with some shoes that you want to glitter-fy. I used these scuffed old Primark peep-toes which were unwearable.

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2. I then carefully sanded each one all over to “key” it in as it was patent leather.

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you can see it looks rougher


3. Choose your glitter colour. I was stuck between pink and blue so put the question to twitter



Next I made a mixture of glue and glitter in a pot and mixed it up so the glitter was really thick but not too thick as it would clump


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4. I then quickly covered the shoes in the glue and glitter mixture until they were completely covered. If using superglue then work super-quick! Then put a thin coat of glue over the top  over the paint tray liberally shake glitter over the shoes

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5. I put the shoes on a paint tray to dry

 

6. Finally, when they’re dry (I gave them 24 hours) spray liberally with hairspray all over (but don’t choke yourself!) and wear!

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12 comments

  1. I did this to my old walking stick last weekend to turn it into a pimp cane for a 70s nite last weekend, it looked amazing! I've got a pair of scuffed ankle boots that are getting done next!
    Kirsten x

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  2. These look fab, thanks for sharing X

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  3. love this! been planning to try this out but havent found a shoe in my cabinet to "glitter-fy" yet :)

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  4. OMG! These really are gorgeous!
    Never thought of doing this before!!

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  5. This is awesome. Looks great for parties.

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  6. Amazing tutorial, thank you for this!

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  7. I will share these tips to my sister, she would surely love this. She always love to have different designs for her shoes. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. These are gorgeous...did you just use regular craft glitter??

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  9. great tutorial for the glitter on shoes

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  10. That's an awesome idea. My three year old always scuffs the toe of her shoes. I can't wait to try this insted of tossing them

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  11. Wow!! Incredible!!! Hats off to your creative mind!!

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