So, I’m a bit of a shoe gal. It’s no secret. In fact, there have been several DIY shoe posts here on remodelicious. I don’t just mean any shoes. Like most things, I go for quality over quantity (although I’ve amassed quite a collection over years despite selling/trading those I don’t LOVE).
I’m a sucker for a bargain so when these pink patent Louboutins were about to be sold for next to nothing on eBay, I swooped them up. The catch? They had damage on the back and on one heel that was not easily repaired. That didn’t bother me, though, I bought them with the intention of a DIY project.
I considered a Swarovski crystal version like I’d done before (like my Little Miss Sunshines or my blinged-out nude VPs), but have always wanted a pair of glitter shoes. A midnight blue pair had alluded me TWICE.
So this happened, and here’s the result…
Gorgeous, yes? Seriously stunning. One problem, glitter shedding. And it never stopped. I love my cars nearly as much as my shoes. It’s not okay to get glitter in my car.
Then I was spending too much time at Michael’s and noticed this. Glitter Mod Podge. That can have nearly a million uses in my home, but I immediately thought of my pink glitter Louboutins. Could a layer of Mod Podge get control of the glitter when clear spray paint did not? Worth a shot. I doubly it’s any different from regular Mod Podge except with glitter in it, but I liked the idea of adding a bit more sparkle. That’s right, my glitter shoes aren’t sparkly enough next to my trifecta of Swarovsky Louboutins.
Photos don’t capture it well, but you can barely make-out bits of glitter in there. It’s AB (aura borealis) glitter so lots of interesting colors.
I brushed it right on top of the glitter as smoothly as I could.
And here is the result! The glitter is now truly stuck down. Why didn’t I think of this before? Hope it holds up. They are certainly more sparkly now.
The photos don’t capture the sparkly well, so here’s a video. There is even more sparkly outside in natural light. The layered glitter makes for a beautiful effect.
Moral of the story? Yay for shoes and yay for Mod-Podge! Or… don’t give up when a project doesn’t come out as planned, there is usually a solution to fix it!