Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to Sparkle Shoes

Gwen has finally outgrown all of her old shoes and when we got a new pair it was a great opportunity to sparkle them. These are her old shoes, purple crocs that I originally sparkled with red glitter and sequins, then refreshed with gold glitter. She adores them and I'm often asked by other mums where I obtained her designer crocs.

So this time we got a pair of sandals with a big glitzy flower on them and another pair of pink crocs. The store next to the shoe shop was an art supply and it was a great opportunity to ask her to choose which glitter she'd like on her shoes. Initially she chose lime green, but quickly changed her mind as soon as she noticed the purple right beside it. While she had her afternoon nap I set about sparkling them for her.

You'll need:
Foam Glue (some glues will eat away at the foam rubber, especially PVA)
Paint Brush
A3 paper


Fold the A3 in half so that there is a crease in the middle. unfold and put it on top of your work area.

Liberally cover the shoes with the foam glue. If it starts to bead and pull away from the shoe surface wait a few moments until the glue starts to stiffen and brush it out again.

Sprinkle the glitter over the glue then tap the shoe gently to help remove lose glitter. Repeat for the other shoe. Don't forget to do the back and strap as well.

Let the shoes dry outside in the sun.

Fold the paper in half, pushing the glitter into the fold and gently shake it back into the jar.

 De-sparkle your hands and/or house.

1 comment:

  1. Hello from Cape Town,
    Wow, that's one nifty way to put the bounce in your step.