Monday, November 14, 2011

DIY: Glitter Shoes

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Hi Dolls, 
So this is my first DIY post on Wild Flower! Wahoo. I'm quite excited about it because I love how these babies turned out. This past weekend I decided to vamp up an old pair of oxfords for fun and sparkly ones. I was sort of inspired by New Year's {I know it's still totally early to be thinking about that} and by these amazing shoes: 
$380 USD

Now these puppies were a little bit out of my price range, but they were so beautiful, I couldn't get there glimmering awesomeness out of my mind. Here's the tutorial on how to make these for less than twenty dollars, enjoy! 

Here is what you will need:
  1. An old or new pair of oxfords, I used an old pair. 
  2. Glitter, of your color choice!
  3. Mod Podge glue, glasse finish {right next to the tacky glue at a craft store}
  4. A bowl
  5. Two sponge brushes
  6. Toothpicks {optional}
  7. Painter's tape {I didn't use mine, but would have been so helpful at the end!}
  8. Water proof shoe protecter
  9. Newspaper, to glitter on without making a giant mess

Here are the Oxford's I used, which were bought from Urban Outfitter's last year for ten dollars. These were the perfect pair to use because I was tired of my boyfriend calling them my "granny" shoes. Apparently his grandmother has these too? Definitely need glitterified! 

First off you will be needing your glitter, I used this kind:

Then you are going to pour the glue and glitter into a designated bowl. I recommend a lot of glitter for this. Probably more than you would think necessary. 

After that you mix it all up with one of your sponge brushes! Should look something like this: 

After finding the right mixture you are going to paint on an even coat of the glitter glue. Make sure to take out the laces!
Note: If you want to use painter's tape for the soles and inside of the shoe you should do so before starting any gluing on the shoe.

Wait 20 minutes before you start your second layer so the glue can dry on the shoe. For the glue in the bowl, I used plastic wrap to cover it up, making sure it didn't dry out. They should look something like this:

Now, for the second coat I poured glitter from the bottle onto the shoe and then pushed it in with the leftover glitter glue from before. You want to try and make pretty even coats, which you do by smoothing out the glitter with long strokes of the brush across the shoe.

Below is what my shoe looked like after two coats. I ended up doing another coat at the end just to ensure it was full sparkles. After that I took glue and, using my other sponge brush, put on two layers without any sparkles mixed in. This step is to ensure none of the sparkles fall off. After the layers of glue dried I took my shoe outside and sprayed it with waterproof shoe protecter. If you don't do this, they will most likely be ruined from any contact with water. We had some lying around the house, but I'm pretty sure it's not that expensive. 

Next you will be needing your toothpicks to poke through the preexisting holes for laces. If you don't have toothpicks lying around you can also use the tips of laces themselves. 

Once your holes are made, lace em up! I had an extra pair of blue laces from my Keds, so I ended up using those. The tan ones were a bit ruined. 

And there you have it! $380 shoes for much much less! Once you wear these out in public, make sure your prepare yourself for lots of compliments. They are the definition of statement shoe. I am hoping to wear mine on the next date night with my boy. :)

Let me know what you guys think! Do you like the shoes, if so are you going to make a pair? If you do make sure to send me pictures, that would be awesome. Do you like DIY post on Wild Flower, would you like more? Let me know darlings! 


anna gutermuth said...

i LOVE these. :) i can't wait to try this for myself.

//tomatoeggs. said...

love them ! they look better than the $380 pair :) and yes! more DIYs please :D

Bridget said...

They're super cute! Have fun with your adorable shoes!

Ashlyn said...

WOW!! Those are amazing!They look sooooo good Im totally trying that!

Unknown said...

Those look fantastic! I really want a pair of sparkly oxfords! I have sparkly heels, but these could be worn for regular days haha. You did a great job.

Zane said...

so pretty, I would love to have a pair like these too

nest + venture said...

They look so good! I don't have any extra pairs of Oxfords laying around right now, but if I find some on sale I would definitely like to try these. Going to pin this idea just in case!


so cute! im so going to try this!


Myprettymummy said...

Wow, this is such a good idea! I love them! Does the glitter fall off though when you walk?
I would love to see more DIY projects!

Megan said...

HOW COOL!!! This looks like so much fun, and you did SUCH a great job!!! Loved this DIY post, you should definitely do more :)

Unknown said...

These are so amazing! I want to try this outfit! It is such a cheaper alternative then the real ones... that is a ridiculous price. I love your blog btw, its so fun.

Kamila G. said...

Those shoes are amazing! Thanks for your lovely comment and for following my blog! Following back :)

Lucija said...

This is really amazing!!
I really like your blog and everything you've posted!!
Follow each other? :)


SomeoneLikeYou said...

Kaylee, this is seriously SUCH a neat DIY! Blows any ideas I've had for DIYS out of the water! You executed this so perfectly and I love the outcome of these beautiful shoes. You are wonderful and so talented! xx

Hannah said...

These are seriously super cool! Oh my gosh, I want them. :)
Love this DIY!

This Charming Style said...

Oooh fabulous DIY!! I love them! I really want to try this :) More DIY please!! :D xx

Unknown said...

Super snazzy shoes. I don't DIY things a lot so I might try these, they're that kool.


Lyndsey said...

oh my GOSH! what an absolutely AMAZING DIY! you did such a great job, i seriously am about to go find a pair of my shoes and slather on some glitter! (like my old TOMS, eee!)
lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Anonymous said...

woh!! These turned out so well!!! I might actually try this if i get my hands on a cheap pair of oxfords :) lovely girl!


Midwest Muse said...

There's nothing I love more than glitter shoes and I am definitely going to use this tutorial. DO MORE!!!

Unknown said...

Love this idea. I need to get some glitter and some old shoes to put that glitter on soon!

Jem said...

I'm totally going to make some of there this summer!

Renée said...

Well my oh my. These are just fabulous!!!! I love em! Perfect for New Years and everyday in between! Adding to the list of things to make. For sures. :) LOVE YOUR BLOG! xoxo

Kiera said...

These look fantastic, Miss! I'm curious if the glitter comes off in time and how easy of a fix it it? Thank you for the idea and tutorial!

Alice Barton said...

lovely diy and the colour chosen is great!!!

Unknown said...

hi!! I'm in love with your blog! it's so cute! I have a blog too but about DIY :) here's the link if you want to take a look. Kisses!!

mommabeeee said...

omg!!! love love love this idea!!!