I've been looking for sparkly shoes lately - sparkly shoes for less than $30. Thing is, I couldn't find any that weren't:
a.) Open toed (too cold)
b.) Too tall (I'm already two inches shy of six feet. I don't need a 4.5 inch platform, thank you much. I'm going to church, not to Vegas.)
c.) Too expensive (though I found the perfect pair... for $149 plus tax.)
Yesterday morning, I *literally* woke up with one thought in my head - could I make sparkly shoes?
I asked my husband. Had to ask twice, actually, because I kept mumbling (first thought, you know). He thought the chances were pretty good.
When I was awake, I poked around online. I found this (rather adorable) video, which was a good start, followed by this excellent post. I used the Dainty Squid's method of mixing the glitter with the Mod Podge, using heels instead of flats and spending a long time taping up the edges before starting.
|$16.99 Payless Heels|
|Tesla, waiting for me to finish so I could come play.|
Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased. Because I mixed the glitter with the Mod Podge, they don't shed at all - every bit of glitter is sealed up. I didn't even get through half of the $5 bottle of Martha Stewart glitter (in Hematite), either. The next time I do this (and there will be a next time), I'm looking forward to using another Martha glitter - the extra fine texture and sophisticated color really make the shoes special.
So there's my Christmas project - what are you working on?