Monday, October 17, 2011

!!! glittery shoes !!!

Glittery shoes are quite popular this season—Miu Miu  did a whole collection of glittered pumps and even sneakers. Lots of DIY sparkle action has been happening in the blog-a-sphere, like Honestly WTF's great how-to and demo on The Martha Show. I thought I would do some glittering myself after a mad search for the Miu Miu glittered pumps all over New York and not finding any in my size, boo. I bought a pair of red suede pumps from Nine West that were perfect for an embellishment though and they look almost just as good!
Here goes:
—Cut two pieces of thick grosgrain ribbon with the proper length to wrap around your shoed foot. 
—Adhere sticky-back Velcro to the ribbon—soft side on one end of ribbon and prickly side on opposite end, reverse side of ribbon. This way the glitter is removable, you can wear the shoes with sparkle or not.
—Paint the front side of the ribbon with a generous amount of Mod Podge.
—Sprinkle a coarse glitter over the glue and shake off excess on a piece of paper or tray so that you can save the remainder. I actually used a silver shard glass glitter and coverage wasn't dense. To fill in any tiny uncovered spots between the coarse glitter, use a fine glitter in a similar shade. 
—Let dry and shake off any loose glitter. 
—If necessary, coat with another layer of glossy Mod Pogde over the glitter to secure it down.
—Wrap around your shoe and you're good to go out dancing!... or get married...


  1. This is a great idea! I've been wanting to glitter me some shoes for a while now, but I love the idea of the ribbon, so you can get two pairs of shoes for the price of one. They came out fantastic!

  2. What shoes to wear with a long sparkly gold dress?
    This is one of the most wonderful blog, this is work is tremendous. Thanks
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