How to Make Glitter Shoes
After posting this photo to Instagram, it became pretty clear that you guys love glitter shoes as much as I do. And while the ones in my photo are unfortunately out of stock, you can easily make your own, for under $20 too!
I found these sneakers on Amazon, but you could easily use a pair of shoes you already own like Dear Handmade Life did. I also made a custom blend of glitter, using a full bottle of both the pink & red plus half of the gold. If you buy a large enough container of glitter, you can skip this step.
Working in small sections, smoothly apply the decoupage. You don’t want to cover the entire shoe because it could dry before you time you get to apply the glitter. When you start glittering, work over a piece of paper so that you can continue to recycle the excess glitter as you go. You also will want to stuff your shoes with paper do that the toe section stays firm and so that you can keep glitter from falling into your shoe.
After your first coat, let your shoe dry for a few hours. If you rush the second coat, your brush will pull up the glitter you previously applied. Repeat the same steps for the second coast. Let sit until completely dry and then seal with a layer of decoupage. Once the decoupage is dry (I recommend leaving overnight), your shoes are ready for a day on the town!
**One thing that I wish I would have done here is tape over the non canvas parts of the shoe (specifically the rubber that goes around the base of the shoe). Because of the grooves, the glitter did not clean up as easily as I anticipated.