I know it's still only July, but school clothes are on my mind! Since Nimby loves clothes, shoes, and accessories, every year we do a back to school fashion show to showcase her fabulous outfits! Last year we had like 27 different outfits and I spent next to nothing on them. This year will be no exception, as most of her wardrobe will be handmade by me! Since she's really into shoes, that's where I usually splurge. Knowing that she likes to have a LOT of options for shoes, that could really blow the budget. However, since she'll have so many to cycle through, they won't get as much wear, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to go low end for a few pairs and fancify them ourselves. I decided to glitterize a crappy pair of mine to test out the technique and they came out PERFECT!
pair of shoes (can be ballet flats, pumps, strappy heels, etc)
Mod Podge (seriously I use this stuff for everything!)
glitter (I bought two sample packs that had 2 grams of each color)
a 1/2" - 1" art paint brush
Knowing that dry glitter is the bane of my existence (It's the Herpes of craft supplies - the gift that just keeps on giving!) I decided to mix the glue and glitter instead of dumping dry glitter on top of the painted on glue. I figured it would also cut down on my shoes shedding glitter everywhere! I mixed equal parts Mod Podge and glitter. (I used both gold packets from my sample packs, totalling 4 grams of glitter!) Even though I hate gold, the color was calling to me so I went with it.
I love, love, love them! I'm going to make a pair in every shade of the sample glitter pack I bought!!!! The best part is that the glitter stays put. I even tried to scratch it off and scuff it on pavement and it's really durable!
I can't wait to make myself some ruby slippers!
Check out Finnish Craft Goddess, Rhia's version!!! Be careful... Evil Dressmaker may become your new addiction!