Post # 1
My wedding colors are yellow and charcoal, so I didn’t want my “something blue” to be anything that stood out too much and took away from my color scheme. So I decided to make the bottom of my shoes blue.
First I combined really fine glitter and modge podge.
I added enough glitter until the Modge Podge was very glitter heavy and looked like this:
I used a small paint brush to apply the mixtures to the bottom of the shoes. I took two coats to get every thing covered to my satisfaction.
I also bought some stickers from the scrapbook area at the craft store and put our wedding date and my new name on the bottom of the shoe. I then put one more layer of just Modge Podge over the top of the stickers to make sure they were on securely.
After the every thing was nice and dry, I added a few layers of polyurethane over the top so that the glitter wont scrape off when I walk. This may make it slippery, and I’m not 100% sure it will not scrape off anyways, but it’s the best I could think of.
I think they turned out SUPER great! I’m really excited about them and think they’re going to look fabulous (especially since we’re Catholic so at the ceremony everyone is going to get a peek when we kneel at the alter).
Side view of the shoes.
Post # 4
I love it! So pretty and I love the yellow and blue together on the bottom of your shoe.
Post # 6
I definitely want to do this for the whole shoe .. glitter it to my heart’s content.. great job!
Post # 7
SO cool! My step-mom owns an embrodery shop, so I was thinking about having her Put on “Mrs. Wyma, 6-30-12” somewhere tucked in my dress (under all those stinken layers!!! lol) But I really like this. Neat idea!
Post # 9
How long did you wait in between coats? Im thinking of doing a trial run this weekend when I go visit my bridesmaids for the first time in 4 months.
Post # 10
Inbetween coats of glitter or of the poly? I only waited about 20 minutes or so between the glitter. The Modge Podge dries pretty fast. The poly takes a few hours to dry though.
Post # 12
Looks great! Did the poly make them slippery?
Post # 14
I love the fact that you added your name and date.. definitely thinking about this! You did such a good job!
Post # 15
The poly does make them a bit slippery, but I was walking around on our tiled kitchen floor, and on the carpet as well, and I didn’t feel like I was slipping or going to fall. I also think once I take them outside (like on the way to the church), the pavement will scuff the bottoms a bit and make them less slippery. I think it will probably just scuff the poly and not the glitter though since I put a few layers of the poly on. I’m going to make sure my photographer gets some good photos of them before that though. 🙂
Post # 16
Where did you find your yellow shoes? I’m looking for some just like that!