- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I knew I wanted my :something blue: to be on the bottom of my shoes. I originally rhinestoned “I DO” and “C&J” on the bottom of my shoes with blue stones but I was unhappy with it because the bottom of my shoes were a little rough looking and because the glue I used left little dark spots around the stones because the bottom of my shoes are leather. It just looked messy to me…. SO I saw a DIY on pinterest to glitter the bottom of old worn heels and I figured this was perfect for my shoes! Here is a pic a before and after shoe together:
Here’s how I created my shoes:
1. Use sandpaper (finer grain if the shoes are leather bottom or rougher if plastic or other material) to roughen up the bottom of shoes.
2. I used two kinds of glitter. A rougher, bigger glitter that was an irredescent color and a fine light blue glitter (the one that you can see). The mixture makes a great combination of dimension and color in person and covers well.
3. I bought mod podge or whatever it’s called and painted a coat on the shoe with a paintbrush. Must be careful and not get glue on the sides of the shoe!! Then I sprinkled the rough glitter on and let it dry. (20 minutes)
4. Then I applied another coat of mod podge over the entire glitter covered sole and sprinkled the finer grain blue glitter all over the shoe (shake the access on a paper plate)
5. Once this dries, you must apply one last coat over the fine glitter of just the clear. This ensures that no glitter falls off as you’re walking.
*note: if you do get some glitter and glue on the sides as youre working, it’s pretty simple to just wipe off with a q-tip or fingernail.
It was very easy and turned out a lot better than I expected! Feel free to message me with any questions! Hope another bee can find this fun and useful 🙂