Our weekend was filled with some crafting, some soccer and a lot of family time. And making some glitter saddle shoes for Devlin!
Devlin and I had been eye-ing the crewcut glitter boots for weeks. But I can't help choking on the pricetag. After some inspiration from Fawn of Clean Up on Aisle Four, I decided to give it a try.
1. Gather supplies: shoes, glitter and glue (you will also need a little paint brush, painters tape, a paper cup and fine grit sandpaper for this project)
Any shoes will do. I bought these cheap-o saddle shoes at Payless Shoes. For the glitter, I choose this ultra fine Martha version. And based on the hours of Internet research I did, using Mod Podge glossy is a must.
2. Lightly sand the surface you wish to glitter.
3. Tape off the areas you wish to glitter. This step is tedious and takes forever, so take your time. I was nervous about the painters tape sticking to the cheap pleather, so I used some Japanese masking tape. (and boy were those eye holes a pain)
4. Mix some Mod Podge and glitter in a paper cup. (Don't make the same mistake I did, and make the mixture too thick. It paints on clumpy.) Paint on your mixture. Let dry. Repeat this process until you have full coverage. Once I had the correct consistency, it took three coats. To finish, paint on a Mod Podge only coat. Let dry.
5. Admire your work. And earn some serious cool points with the 9 year old.