Make Your Own!
It’s no secret that I love cute shoes – and recently I’ve found myself particularly addicted to my latest DIY. I call them ‘galaxy shoes’. Why? Simple fact really; they are sparkly! I already have brogues sorted – so today I felt it was time to add a pair of Mary-Janes to my collection. The latest Orla Kiely collection has had me oogling over bar shoes, and I am still not over the Miu Miu glitter boots; so these shoes truly are the perfect hybrid! It is such an easy tutorial; do try it yourself – the results are so very worth it!
This is what I used for this easy-peasy DIY! A large brush, glitter (I used a multicoloured mix), newspaper (to protect the surroundings!), Mod Podge paste, a jar/mixing container, and a pair of shoes. For the galaxy effect, I like to use black footwear – they create much more of an outer space effect.
Ohh, I love this part! Put a sizeable amount of Mod Podge into your jar. Sprinkle lots (and lots!) of glitter on top of it. Make sure you have newspaper laid out – this is the part which always seems to go messily! Stir the glitter into the mix so it is nice and even.
Paint your shoes! Don’t worry if the shoe looks dangerously white – it’s meant to look that way, I promise! When I did my latest pair; I was distinctly nervous when I saw how visible the Mod Podge was! Not to worry; when dry, it becomes completely transparent – with a glossy sheen too. If you are glittering brogues, or shoes with details, be sure to use masking tape to protect the areas you want to leave glitter-free. When you’ve finished painting your shoes, leave them to dry. After they have dried, you can decide whether you’d like to keep them looking transparent, or whether you want to add another layer – so they’re extra sparkly! Good luck!