Tuesday, October 11, 2011

glitz & glam- DIY sparkly flats


I'm officially addicted to my gold sparkly flats from Payless Shoes so I thought to myself why not DIY a pair? I grabbed a pair of flats that were on their last leg, took a trip to Michael's Arts & Crafts and started bedazzling! 

For this project I used:

-a pair of flats
-Mod Podge gloss
-Mod Podge gloss clear acrylic sealer
-Martha Stewart glitter in Azurite
-painter's tape
-foam paintbrush
-tupperware container
-& tinfoil (I am Tinfoil Tiaras after all!)


1) Clean your shoes of any dirt or residue and remove embellishments (these shoes had plastic rings that I cut off with scissors)


2) Create a mixture of Mod Podge and glitter- the more glitter you use, the less coats you will need to apply.   I used a tupperware container to avoid ruining my fine china (ha!)


3) Stuff the shoes with tinfoil so as to prevent drips.  You can also use painter's tape to line the edges (but I found it slipped off so just use a steady hand when tracing over the details).


4) Use your paintbursh (I preferred the foam kind) and start painting on the Mod Podge/glitter mixture.  (If you've just had a professional manicure this may not be the DIY project for you.  If, like me, you paint your own nails while watching re-runs of The Office then you should be fine!)


5) Wait for the first coat to dry before applying a second.  The shoe on the left is freshly painted and the shoe on the right is dry (the mixture will appear transparent on the shoes).  It took me 4 coats to get the desired effect.  Cover the excess mixture with plastic wrap between coats).


6) Once the final coat has dried, spray a coat of Mod Podge sealer over the shoes.  Let the shoes dry overnight before wearing.  (Both flats are from Payless Shoes, the pair on the left are DIY and the pair on the right I paid $30 for). 


And voila you have a pair of sparkly flats that even Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz would be jealous of!

{Check out all the other fabulous DIY projects over at Everybody, Everywear!}

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37 comments:

  1. Whoa. Forrrrrealsies?? This is an awesome DIY. I might actually be able to duplicate this, which would be amazing for me because I suck at DIYs. I'm not a creative person when it comes to these.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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  2. Cool DIY! This I could probably do. I lost my silver flats, so this would be a good way to get my silver shoes back! Good job :-)

    Heather

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  3. This is Fabulous! You did a Great job!

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  4. I love this! I think I could do this project. You've given me a lot of good ideas. Now to choose which ugly shoes to beautify...

    I really like the shade you chose too.

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  5. I've seen this on a couple other blogs, and I can't wait to try it out! Just have to find some shoes to do it on...

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  6. This is an awesome DIY!!! It is seriously the perfect way to deal with flats that have run their course!

    classic noise - DIY

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  7. So cool! I actually have all the 'ingredients' for this one in my house right now... Hmmmm...

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  8. All I can say is clever, clever, clever! This was absolutely helpful and definitely inspiring. In fact, I'm mentally making a note to myself of which flats I want to do this with! Absolutely fabulous!

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  9. I love diy's and this is a great one. I think I have some old flats that just might get a glitter do!
    New link for trending through the decades......CAPES!!! Fly by and enjoy the fun.

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  10. Brilliant! I love this! I have to remember this!

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  11. those came out so well!!!
    excellent job!

    How well does the moge podge stand up to the stress of walking? My previous DIY shoe projects were failures because of cracking where the shoe bends as you walk.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  12. This is great! They look so good! Imagine the colors! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  13. this is such a great DIY!!! i love the glittery flats. i would love to take a cool pair of heels and try this out. thanks for the inspiration!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  14. that is a really cool DIY and I think those shoes are so stylish now! and of course I like the electric blue colour you have chosen ;)

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  15. omg! thanks for sharing this amazing DIY--can't wait to start bedazzling;)!

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  16. super cute

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  17. Nice DIY! I'd probably go crazy finding little blue sparkles everywhere afterward though heh.

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  18. Gorgeous! I love these!

    www.academiasartorial.blogspot.com

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  19. look at you all crafty and everything!
    love this diy
    brett

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  20. omg! I love this!! I just bought some boots that I might gold glitter part of...similar to the miu miu heels!

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  21. This is such a great idea! They look fantastic.

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  22. Umm, this is awesome! Your version of glitter flats look so professional, I really love the blue color. I think I may need to make myself a pair in purple for my halloween costume!

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  23. Nice! Great job! I can't think of a time when I'd need a pair of sparkly flats, but I'm still going to bookmark this. Maybe Halloween?

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  24. Ummm, what? If I hadn't seen all the steps I would think that you were a fancy witch with magic powers. You are really talented and patient. This is why I'm not a DIY'er, I don't have the patience to make anything. They turned out great!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  25. Super cute and creative!! Love the finished look! What is that color on your nails by the way? Love it too:-)

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  26. Omg what a cool idea. Would this work on fabric shoes you think? (This is probably sacrilege, but I have a pair of louboutin flats that would be amazing remade into glitter flats)

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  27. great job, easy peasy and looks so fabulous!

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  28. Awesome - I love how they turned out! I have yet to glitterize a pair of shoes for fear of leaving a trail of sparkles behind. The modge podge method seems like it would hold up better than other methods I've seen...I may need to try this out sometime soon. Thanks for the tips!

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  29. I gave the glitter treatment to a pair of boots last year but I think I love your flats so much better. I may need to keep an eye out for a pair of flats I can cover in glitter!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  30. Wow - pretty fantastic job on these I have to say! I love the colour of glitter you chose

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  31. I love this tip! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. This is a great DIY! I'm definitely going to try this!

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  34. emily theses are sooooooooo beautiful! you did this clear back in october before everyone else in their dog copied you, or got the same idea. wink-wink. ;)

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