Even though I am working really hard to make lots of jewelry for a craft show on October 14th, sometimes I just need to take a break! So for 2 days this week, and again tonight, I have taken a break from my hardcore jewelry making to paint!
As soon as I finish the bridesmaid’s necklaces, which will take all of 10mins max, I am going to paint a purse that is seriously faded in places. Yesterday I painted a pair of flats into a sparkly glitter mess! The day before that, I painted wooden pendants and now they look just delightful! I’ll post some photos for you with my glitter flats, the Before, During, & After pics! Of course there is plenty of inspiration out there, including these: from The Girl Kyle, from Trinkets in Bloom, from I Am Momma.
I thrifted these flats early this summer, maybe sometime around May, and I mainly bought them because its hard to find flats under $10! Even harder to find used shoes in my size, that I would actually wear, at thrift stores. So I scooped these up right away planning to glitter them up over the summer. I used Studio G glitter packs from Michaels ($1 bin) and Matte Mod Podge. Mix up the glitter and Mod Podge, you don’t need as much as you might think! Its easy to mix up more. I have a TON of glittery Mod Podge left and I’m trying to find more projects to use it with! (ugly pink purse transformation maybe?)
I taped up the edges of the shoes so I wouldn’t get a lot of paint or glitter on the rubber soles. If you do, its easy to scratch it off. Next if you want to paint a solid color for underneath your glitter, do that now. I waited about 3 hours after painting before painting with the glitter. I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint because I had it on hand from a previous project. Then mix your glitter and Mod Podge in a container or bowl, mine has a lid so I can easily save the leftovers. Paint it on! I waited about 30mins between coats. I have 3 full coats on there, then I spot checked the final coat and added more glitter where I think I needed it. Then done! Mod Podge alone is a waterbased sealer so it should be fine in the weather 🙂
What do you think?? Have you tried this DIY yet? Link up your pics here so I can see too!