Clear Spray Paint
Last but not least; you will need your shoes of choice! I really wanted to add a bow to my shoes and lucked out finding this darling pair, already complete with a bow, at Stein Mart.
First, use the masking tape to cover the inner heels of your shoes to avoid getting glitter in the wrong places (this would be increbibly painful later so be sure not to skimp!). You might also want to tape the bottom if you are worried about anything getting stuck to it (I skipped covering the bottom and was fine).
Pour about 1/3 of your Modge Podge into a bowl and pour in a generous amount of glitter.
I say the more, the better!
I continued to add more glitter after I started to paint the mixture onto the shoe. The more glitter you add, the few coats you will have to paint on as it will ensure maximum coverage.
Simply begin to "paint" the mixture on to your shoe of choice.
I let my shoes dry for about 10 to 15 minutes after each coat.
By the time I finished with the third coat things were really starting to sparkle!
When I painted my final coat of glitter on I pours the finer Martha Stewart glitter into my mixture. I wanted to ensure every last spot of the shoe that should be covered would be covered. The finer glitter fit right into the tiniest crevices allowing for maximum sparkle in the long run. Since my shoes had a bow I use q-tips to fill the inside of the bow as I wanted no area to be without glitter. It is all about the shimmer, right?!
After a 4th and final coat I let the shoes dry overnight.
Then I got to feed my love for spray paint. I sprayed a coat of clear spray paint all over the shoes. Though the Modge Podge prevents any flaking, this step ensures your glitter will not ever leave a trail no matter where your shoes may take you.
I let this dry then pulled the masking tape off and VOILA!
I now have my very own pair of glitter heels!
The total cost of my project was just $15 (I used a gift card for the shoes otherwise it would have been $46). It took about 2.5 hours from start to finish, minus the overnight drying time, but including small breaks between coats. I am simply in love and might take my stab at a pair of flats. I cannot wait to wear these beauties on Saturday evening, I am certain I will sparkle and glimmer!