How to Make Glitter Shoes

Time: ~3 hours + additional dry time
Materials: glitter, decoupage, brush, shoes

How to Make Glitter ShoesAfter 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!

How to Make Glitter ShoesI 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.

How to Make Glitter ShoesMix together your decoupage and glitter. The glitter ratio just depends on how solid of a coat you want. Working in small sections, smoothly apply the decoupage. 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.

How to Make Glitter Shoes

 

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Mini Glitter Clothespins

Time: 15 minutes
Materials: mini clothespins, mod podge, sponge brush, glitter

DIY Mini Glitter ClothespinsIt’s no secret that I love glitter. In fact, I’ve even glittered clothespins before, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me when I stumbled across these mini clothespins at Michaels. So while these little guys won’t hold much, they will add a nice touch to your next party favor bag. And if you’re not throwing a party anytime soon, they’ll still look great amidst all the other stuff that’s piling up on your desk.

DIY Mini Glitter Clothespins

DIY Mini Glitter Clothespins In a small dish, mix equal parts mod podge and glitter. If you want your clips to be extra sparkly, just mix in more glitter as you go.

DIY Mini Glitter Clothespins

Clip the clothespins onto a thin piece of cardboard. Brush on your glitter mixture, avoiding the sides of the pins. Let dry, then flip over and repeat on the other side. DIY Mini Glitter Clothespins

DIY Mini Glitter Clothespins

DIY Mini Glitter Clothespins

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Glitter + Copper Thumbtacks

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: Copper leaf, glitter, mod podge, tape, thumbtacks, brushes

DIY Copper & Glitter Thumbtacks | The Crafted Life

After dipping my clipboards in glitter and covering my desk clock in copper leaf, I knew it was only a matter of time before I came up with a hybrid. (I promise this is my last glitter project for a while!)

DIY Copper & Glitter Thumbtacks | The Crafted Life

DIY Copper & Glitter Thumbtacks | The Crafted Life

The steps to this are fairly simple and similar to the other glitter projects that I’ve done. Start by covering your tacks with the copper leaf then let dry. Section off the area you want to glitter with tape and apply mod podge. Pour on your glitter while glue is still wet, shake off excess glitter, seal again with mod podge, and let dry.

DIY Copper & Glitter Thumbtacks | The Crafted Life

Overall I’d say this project was a little more time consuming than I expected. I suggest working with finer grain glitter (pictured above) since the overall surface area is small.

DIY Copper & Glitter Thumbtacks | The Crafted Life

Glitter Dipped Clipboards

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: clipboards, mod podge, tape, glitter, sponge brush

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

Start by taping off the section you’d like to glitter dip on your clipboard.

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

Sponge on a layer of mod podge, sprinkle on the glitter (this is my all time favorite kind!), and let sit for about one minute. After, you’ll want to shake off the excess glitter and peel the tape before the glue dries.

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

Seal with another layer of mod podge and let dry. When finished you can use/display! I chose to hang mine on the wall above my computer.

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

DIY Glitter Dipped Clipboards | The Crafted Life

If you liked this project, then you’ll love my Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder!