Because if there’s one accessory you need to go with the DIY glitter shoes I shared previously, it’s DIY Glitter Bracelets. If that happens to be too much glitter for you (if that’s even a thing), don’t worry, this tutorial is actually completely customizable. Just swap out the glitter for any embellishment of your choice, simple as that. Here’s how: Continue reading…
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.
Mix 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.
It’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.
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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!)
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.
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.