I found the essentials to these instructions on a fashion blog called Annie Spandex. The method of application was really great, but after doing the project myself, I realized that some more detailed instructions and ideas for how to cope with certain problems would have made the process a lot easier. Thus, I have created this instructable to fill in the gaps and create a comprehensive guide for creating fabulous glitter shoes from start to finish.
Warning: this is a project that will need to be completed in several sittings. This is not a project that you do from start to finish all at once.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
-a pair of shoes
-mod podge glossy
-wash cloth (optional)
-water repellent (optional)
I used a pair of wedges that I bought on sale at Payless. I really liked the style of the shoe but they were purple, a color that wouldn't match with anything I currently have in my closet. Thus, these shoes were a great candidate for this project. You can use any type of shoe, new or old, laces or no laces. One thing to note: the glitter is more inclined to grab onto a textured surface like a canvas or cloth shoe rather than a smooth, glossy shoe. You can still use the latter type of shoe, but this may require you to do more coats of glitter to get the level of coverage you want.
You can use one color of glitter or many colors. The more colors you use, the less each color will appear on the shoe, so keep this in mind. Personally, I am very concerned about the way my shoes match with my outfits, so I used gold and silver so it would go with both types of jewelry and accessories. If you are a matchy person like me, you'll want to consider what colors will match with your clothes when picking out your glitter, rather than what colors will look good on the shoe itself.
All of these supplies can be found at most supermarkets like Wal-Mart or Target and at all craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels.