Hey there, my beautiful sisters! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and an even better new year! I have always enjoyed making new things. I have also enjoyed making new things out of old things. I know year after year I always say I am going to make changes in my life that will make a difference. Lose weight, don’t drink soda, volunteer somewhere new…the list goes on and on. This year I have decided that instead of making BIG changes like the ones above (I did quit soda :D) I am going to make small changes. Those changes just happen to be making old things into new things.

So if you are changing you, you might as well as have a new pair a shoes to go along with you!

Ugly, plain, black flats.....

Ugly, plain, black flats.....

I have had this ugly pair of flats hanging out in my closet for quite some time. Sure, they go with everything, but they are BO-RING! I love to wear bright clothing, and what is better than bright clothing? GLITTER! I love glitter. Not to the extent Ke$ha does, but I do love glitter. I am sure you have seen beautiful glitter heals on celebrities and you just oooo and aaah them to death, but of course, we are on a civilian budget and not a celebrity one so we can’t get those beautiful sparkly heals. SO I am going to show you how to make them.

 

Items that you will need:

  • Glitter – any color or colors that you want.
  • Tacky glue or Modge Podge (I went with tacky because I have used nothing but that since I could remember!)
  • Packing paper
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper bowl
Glue and Glitter

Glue n' Glitter

Place the packing paper or your arts and crafts table cloth on the table. This project will get messy. Mix the glue and the glitter together. I would guesstimate how much glue that you will need, but the thicker the glue the better, and the more glitter the better. You will need a paper bowl to mix it in so if the glue dries you can just throw the bowl out. I had to work with what I had and glass was the way to go. It was a pain in the butt to wash that bowl! Not to mention my sink had glitter in it for days. Once it was mixed I then put the glitter/glue on the shoes!

First Coat

First Coat

It looks really funny at first but the glue will dry clear.

Dried First coat
Dried First Coat

Once the first coat is dry, then you add the second coat of glue and glitter. For me I put even more glitter in the glue this time to give it more wow factor.

Second Coat
Second Coat

Let them dry.

Dried Second Coat
Dried Second Coat

 

You can get some spray and seal at the store, but I have worn these, and I am pretty sure the glitter isn’t going to go anywhere. If you feel like there isn’t enough glitter then I am sure you can add a third coat. Overall this project took me two days to complete. I really made sure the glue was dry before I put on a second coat. The tacky glue dries really fast so you could probably get several other projects done in a day but I went to do the laundry instead. Got to have clean clothes to go with my new shoes!

For me this project cost me about $10. My flats were about $5, they were on sale, and the glue and glitter was about $5 as well. Those that like to craft probably already have all of the craft supplies so it could cost you even less to make them.These shoes would also look great along side black tights or even a dark wash jean! They are casual enough to wear to the parade and classy enough to wear to work! Go and jazz up your old shoes and show me what you got!

New You New Shoes

New You? New Shoes!

Have you done this before? What worked or didn’t work for you? Do you have any tips for our other sisters out there? As always I hope that you all have the most wonderful new year! I hope you enjoy some new shoes to go with the new you!

EDIT: So….since we finally got snow fall. And I was able to wear this fabulous shoes out in the snow I found the flaw in my post! You WILL NEED to get a sealer so that the glue doesn’t become wet again from the snow. I found that out today and I now have glitter all over my office floor. The floor looks great! But I don’t want glitter on my floor. So go out and grab some spray and seal and you’ll rock those totally awesome glitter shoes in no time!

Love always in Sigma Kappa,

Lisa

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3 Responses to New you? New shoes!

  1. Anne Boodheshwar says:

    Love the edit! I would be one with glitter everywhere (still finding it from the christmas stuff and thats been down for a few weeks!) Great creativity for remaking the old to new…you got me thinking! lol I know a couple girls around here that would love those shoes!

  2. Lisa Deininger says:

    Thanks Anne!
    I really enjoyed making them! All my coworkers loved them! If you make them let me know how it goes! I would love to see pictures of them or whatever new you create in action! LISK!

  3. Kate Fodera says:

    Love this!! Thanks for sharing! Lately, I’ve been hoarding pictures/articles from websites and Pintrest (I’m not the only one who’s addicted, am I? haha) for when I decide to get crafty. I think this just earned its spot on the list as project #1! :)

    Can’t wait to try it out!

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