Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mod Podge Glitter Shoes

I decided the other day that it was time for a "new" pair of shoes. I've had these ones sitting in my closet for years and I never wear them. There's something about the color that I don't like and that little ribbon bow thing just isn't my style. So when I saw this mod podge glitter shoes tutorial at suburbs mama and then these  Jimmy Choo shoes at nordstrom I decided that the glitter would me mine! 

And at a fraction of the price of the $465 Jimmy Choo's. Yikes, right? It's not just me that can't afford them? Anyway, onto shoes that I not only can afford, but that I already own.

I got brave, cut off the ribbon, taped over the soles, and lightly primed them with a white primer.  
 It's times like these that I have to repeatedly convince myself that no matter what happens, I never wore these shoes anyway.

Here, I made a mistake. My original plan was to just buy glitter and mix it with Mod Podge like Suburbs Mama did. 

But Wal-Mart didn't have the glitter I wanted and I was being impatient so I bought this paint.
 If When you do this (cause I know you want to) just wait until you can get the glitter you want. 

Because after an entire bottle of paint the shoes still didn't look the way I wanted them to. 
 They were blotchy and kinda the wrong color and a little lumpy... which was actually my fault because I got tired of doing thin layers and tried to do some thick ones. Don't do that either. Cardinal ruled of painting.

It was time to call in the professionals. 

Mod Podge and Martha.
 So easy. I just mixed a little Mod Podge and a lot of Martha, I mean glitter, into a small container and painted the shoes. A couple (thin) coats later and...

Ta daaaaaaa!
 I love my new gold shoes!
I cajoled Tyson into coming outside with me and he was a very willing photographer for me in the backyard.
I thought we were having so much fun that I exclaimed, "let's do a date like this!" 
Tyson: "Oh, you mean where we go around and I take pictures of you?"
Me: "Okay, maybe that wouldn't be fun for everyone."

But what are fun are my "new" shoes.
Be free and glitter, friends!


  1. Very cute. I should do a pair of flats to, I would probably wear them more. I only got 2 chances to wear my glitter shoes, I don't go out much any more...
    Thank you for linking my post :)

  2. This is genius!! They turned out soooo cute!

  3. Love them! I have some silver glitter like your gold glitter, so I guess I could do some silver shoes and we could match! hahahahahahaha

  4. Oooh! We should ALL do glitter shoes! Next craft day! ;) Love them. Obviously.

  5. Good job! What a cute mama! And fun and creative and all that too... I really liked Tyson's comment. You married to a right guy! :)

  6. Oh my gosh! I just bought a 30 something bottle set of Martha glitter and I am so doing this!