Using Mod Podge and glitter to spruce up an old pair of shoes has been all the rage in blog world in recent months. I first got the idea from Suburbs Mama. She transformed plain every day high heals into shimmering super stars! Months ago I planned to do this project, and yet time kept slipping from me. This past weekend I finally took the time out of my busy life to rehab my beloved black patent leather flats. They had seen better days, and to be honest are one of my most comfortable pair of shoes I own. The best part is that I bought them for $10 on the clearance rack at Old Navy. As you can tell from the picture below… They were in need of a makeover!
I was tired of looking at the peeling patent leather.
Old Pair of Shoes
Mod Podge, Gloss & Fine Black Glitter
Sponge Brush, Wood Stick, Plastic Cup, Painters Tape
First, you will want to use painters tape and tape off all areas that you do not want the Mod Podge glitter to touch.
Since I tend to make a mess when I craft I covered up almost every ounce of shoe with painters tape (as pictured above).
In a disposable cup you will want to fill the cup a quarter full with Mod Podge (Gloss) followed by a quarter of the container of fine black glitter. Using a disposable wooden stick you will want to stir the Mod Podge and glitter until well incorporated.
Now, use a sponge brush and begin to liberaly apply the glittered Mod Podge on to your shoe.
Once you’ve covered both shoes let them sit and dry for about an hour. Make sure you cover your cup & brush with a plastic bag so the Mod Podge does not harden.
I was giddy with excitement when I saw how my flats looked after just one coat of Mod Podge with Glitter!
I didn’t want the glitter to be too overwhelming. I wanted a slight shimmer, and that’s exactly what I was able to achieve. *The pictures don’t do these shoes justice!
Here I am painting one more coat of Mod Podge onto my flats.
I let them dry for another hour.
Then I carefully pealed the painters tape off the flats.
Your flats are ready to be worn!
I finished this project Saturday afternoon, and wore them out to dinner on Saturday night!
Getting ready to leave for a fancy dinner out on the town!
What do you think of my new flats? Easy project–right?
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