So I started with these old shoes that seemed too long in the toes (I like a little toe cleavage in a shoe), and never got much use. All you need is Mod Podge, glitter, and a foam brush.
|It seems easy enough, right?|
I decided to make it a bit more complicated by taping off the cloth trim and a line up the back, as well as the sole. Just to keep the glitter where glitter ought to be.
|Looking better already after pulling off those silly bows.|
|Full disclosure - I actually got my 9-year-old to do this part.|
Apparently, while you can send little boys running in terror just by saying the names of girl colors ("Look! I got you a purple ball to play with!" AHHHHHHHHHH!), if you get out glitter, they will come. They wanted to know what I was doing, why I was doing it, and if they could help.
So I let them help. It's not slave labor; it's good parenting! Hint: you will need a lot more glitter if you let kids help. Another hint: the kids will be more covered in glitter than the project.
I mixed up a big glop of Mod Podge with enough glitter to make a pretty chunky paste. Then I dabbed it on with a foam brush to make a light coat.
|Box of rum is optional.|
I just kept putting on another coat as soon as the last one started to turn clear, for a total of about 5 coats. Then I removed the tape and let them dry for a couple of days. Jack was all too happy to model them at this point.
|I warned you about the magnetism of glitter.|
But I wasn't finished yet. I decided to paint the trim that Grey taped over with teal and add a ribbon because again, that weird long toe issue.
|Because seriously, these shoes don't already have enough going on...|
|Annnnnnd, they're done.|
I just didn't like that light blue ribbon, though. It was just too... Cinderella blue. So I picked up a darker teal that was closer to the color of the paint and swapped out the bows. Sent a picture to my brother and he said, "I didn't know WTF came in powdered form now."