Glitter DIY Pumps
My sister Gabriella had a dance this past weekend. She wanted teal accents with her black dress. We were brainstorming ideas and decided to do a fun glittery sole on her pumps to match her date. So she picked out the shoes and I did the restyling! Here is a step by step tutorial :)
Modge Podge:High gloss glue. Perfect for glittering shoes
Pumps:Lauren Conrad for Kohls. It doesn't mater what the sole consistency is. These were rubber.
Fine glitter-This can be found anywhere. I got mine at Joanns
Paintbrush-I used one I didn't care about so I could just throw it away after.
Newpaper-Glitter everywhere is not fun to clean up!
I used a paper cup and filled it with about a 1/4 cup of Modge Podge.
Then I poured in glitter to make a glittery first layer.
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I layered on the first layer, I made sure to do an even coat and was careful on the edges. If you're nervous about getting glue on your shoes you can tape off the edges!
Then I poured loose glitter on the still wet first layer.
I used a dry paintbrush to lightly brush the glitter all over the shoe.
When the brush would drag a little I put more glitter on the shoe and continued to spread it to make sure I had even coverage.
let them dry overnight
The next morning I put on the final layer of Modge Podge.
It will look dull and white, but have no fear it dries clear (a rhyme!)
Done! Beautiful glittery soles :)
This is by far one of the easiest DIY projects I've done EVER! I was very happy with the results and so was my sister. These are perfect for a basic pair of shoes to give them pizzazz, to dress up an outfit, or that something blue for your wedding day :)
The possibilities are endless
If you have any questions email me! Also if you try out this DIY I would LOVE to see your results.
Have fun and don't stress. Any DIY involving glitter is a fun one :)
Does the sole get slippery?
Nope :) The glitter adds some grit to the bottom that's similar to sandpaper, but doesn't scratch the ground you walk on, just keeps you from falling on your bum!
Does the glitter leave a trail?
The last layer of Modge-Podge keeps the glitter staying put. The bottom that hits the ground does begin to chip off and scuff similar to how pumps normally scuff.
Does it matter what type of sole is on the heel, i.e. rubber, leather, patent?
It doesn't matter what the consistency of the sole is, the ones pictured above are rubber and actually had a pattern but the glitter completely covers it and fills in any gaps.
Can you glitter the heel and not just the sole?
The awesome thing about Modge-Podge you can glitter anything! It will work with whatever type of shoe, but if you are nervous about it getting on parts you don't want glittered, just tape it off!