Once again, Pinterest and blogs got the best of me and I was inspired to do a fun DIY project!
After my closet clean-out this week, I decided to try to glitterizing some old flats in an attempt to give some old shoes new life. I searched "DIY glitter shoes" on Pinterest and found a bunch of pins linking to this project. I also remembered that my friend Andi did a super cute glitter DIY to some shoes. (You can see here post here.)
The perfect pair of shoes for this project was a pair of well-loved Target flats. Due to lots of wear and the material of the shoes they were a little worn in spots and had pretty much been retired to the old shoe box in the sky (otherwise known as the top shelf of my closet).
|Worn, but still in decent shape!|
I stopped into JoAnne Fabrics (the new one by my house is much more like a Michaels than a fabric store) and sought out some glitter. Since the flats were black and this was my first attempt at this project I knew I wanted to go for something dark. I also wanted to get a super fine glitter (following a few recommendations I found online).
I ended up getting this super pretty glitter in "onyx." It's very dark, but with blueish sliver glow about it. It's a lovely alternative to just plain black!
|Layer #1 on the first shoe!|
|Finished and ready to dry!|
|All dry and sparkly!|
|Please excuse my super white feet!|
|I used a little leftover mixture on a spare black headband!|
I'm thinking about glitterizing some sandals next!
Have you done any DIY projects lately?