I spent this weekend covered in glitter.
Boy, I never thought I’d get the chance to actually say that. Thank you, motherhood!
Anyway, we needed gold shoes for Svetlana for her United Nations program next week. She has a hand-me-down pair lying around the house which she refuses to wear because she says “it looks old”, so I decided to just use that. Let’s get straight to the nitty-gritty, shall we?
What you need:
- 2 small bottles of glitter (more if you intend to use it on bigger shoes)
- Glue (the type that dries clear)
- Small brush (or anything to apply the glue with)
- Small container (to pour the glue on)
- Used carton box (to use as workspace)
1. Place your old carton box as workspace so you can catch all the excess glitter later.
2. Pour glue on an old container (ours is a cut-off bottom of a plastic bottle) for easier access while application.
3. Apply a generous, even amount of glue on a small part of the shoe using your brush.
4. Pour an even amount of glitter on the part of the shoe with glue. Tap the bottle gently to control the amount of glitter coming out.
5. Continue coating small parts of the shoe with glue and immediately apply glitter as you go. Don’t worry about getting glitter inside the shoe. You can just brush it off later.
6. Do the same with the other shoe until both of them are covered in delightful gold glitter!
7. Set aside shoes for a couple of hours to let the glue dry. Rinse the brush so you can use it for step 8.
8. Once glue is dry, brush off excess glitter from shoes. Chances are, you will discover small areas in the shoes without glitter, so repeat steps 3 and 4 in those areas.
9. Repeat step 7 and 8 until all the glitter is securely in place! You don’t want a trail of glitter coming off your shoes while you’re wearing them.
The finished product!
And here’s my feet model:
We also made two gold arm cuffs out of an old tissue roll carton! We just cut the carton vertically in half and then halved it again horizontally. And then we covered it in gold tin foil. Easy peasy!
Now, excuse me while I apply glitter on some of my own shoes. I just suffered from a serious case of envy.