How to make Glitter Shoes

Glitter Shoes

I recently made my own glitter shoes after finding some awesome tutorials online;

The Dainty Squid

The Dainty Squid – This tutorial uses glitter mixed in with mod podge. Also nail polish to color the side soles black. Very cool!

Honestly WTF

Honestly WTF – Super-bling with gold glitter and rhinestones. Inspired by Miu Miu sneakers.

Rookie Mag

Rookie Mag – Glitter is such a simple way to liven up a pair of shoes. Rookie Mag shows how to do it.

We Are Not Martha

We Are Not Martha – This is the tutorial that I first discovered. Very detailed with good photos.

Glitter Shoes Thread on Craftster

Craftster Thread – The craftster thread for Glitter Shoes! :)

Burda Style Blog

Burda Style Blog – This is a more high fashion take on glitter shoes. This tutorial is on how to glitter certain parts of the shoe. In this case the heels.


However, since I live in a complete backwater-country when it comes to craft supplies, I couldn’t get my paws on any Mod Podge and I had to buy glitter on Ebay.

When I got the glitter I realised it wouldn’t be enough to cover a pair of shoes, so I had to solve the issue MacGyver-style – I cut up some old tinsel from the Christmas tree and mixed it in with the glitter powder. Seriously, if there was a Nobel Prize in finding craft resources I would be shaking the hand of the King of Sweden next year.

As a substitute for Mod Podge I bought regular decopauge Glue/Varnish. It worked just fine. To make the glitter surface waterproof I smeared out a layer of E6000 on top of it all. That worked pretty well too.

I also colored the blue ribbon around the edges and the bow with fabric paint.

Before:
Ballerina flats before

After:
Ballerina Shoes After


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