DIY Glitter Shoes

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There’s something about girls and shoes. Especially if that girl is my 2 year old daughter. The biggest tantrum she has ever thrown was because I left a pair of (too small for her) neon pink Nikes behind. And she wanted them, dangit. It was a body flailing, ear piercing screaming hysteria which was followed by sobs as I carried her to the car. It was bad, so bad I’m sure the entire mall could hear her screaming.

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So when we discovered these blank canvas shoes at Hobby Lobby and she loved them and they cost like $6 (after coupon) and they fit, I made her dream come true and bought them for her. And what does the girl love almost as much as shoes? Sparkles.

I pulled out some gold glitter and tacky glue and got to work.

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Using the tip of the bottle of glue I made dots on the shoe. They don’t have to be perfect, because the glitter won’t stick perfectly. At least that’s what I told myself as some dots were bigger and a little wonkier than others.To prevent the inside of the shoe from being covered in glittered, I shoved a piece of tissue paper inside. Beside keeping out glitter I think it also helped give the shoes some stiffness when I was applying the glue, plus it was the only place I could hold onto to move the shoe once the dots went on.

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Sprinkle glitter on top until the dots are covered. I did it in sections, because it made handling the shoe easier. But I don’t think that’s necessary.

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Once the glue was dry I took the shoes outside and rubbed the dots with my hand to get rid of as much loose glitter as possible. Anyone know if there is something I can spray on top to hold the glitter in place?

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Glittered Shoes

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