Please be sure to not get glitter on your face because glitter is dangerous to eyes. If you get glitter on your face please go wipe it off carefully. We want this to be a fun experience!
Enjoy this instructable!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- canvas shoes
(I got mine at Walmart for less than $7)
- modge podge
(I have the 8 fl oz bottle of the gloss variety of modge podge but that will be more than plenty. They also sell tinted modge podge. Feel free to experiment with that if you'd like!)
(Any color(s) you would like! I have a 2 oz bottle of glitter)
(To protect your workspace and inside of your shoes)
- (damp) paper towel
(To clean off extra glitter- just in case! The paper towel isn't damp just so you can tell what it is!).
- paper plate
(To mix the modge podge and glitter on)
- foam or paint brushes
(I will be using a paint brush. If you have a few paintbrushes you can choose what size you want to use).
- clear acrylic coat spray
(I am using the Krylon Crystal Clear)
- cup of water
(A cup you don't care about. I am using a plastic kid cup)
See second picture (I forgot to put it in the first picture!)
Step 2: Protect Your Workspace
Step 3: Prepare Your Shoes
Take the laces off your shoes and set them aside. We don't want the laces getting the glitter/modge podge mixture on them!
Step 4: Stuff Shoes With Newspaper
Step 5: Create Glitter/Modge Podge Mixture
On the paper plate, pour half modge podge and half glitter. We don't want the mixture getting too chunky. You will see how you can add more glitter to the shoes in a later step!)
To avoid wasting supplies you can always make more of the mixture if you run out of it while painting. If you do run out at any point during your project, make more of this mixture.
Mix the mixture with your paint brush until the glitter is evenly dispersed.
Step 6: Find the Middle Section of Your Canvas Shoes
The next picture is of a red shaded area on the shoes. This is where we will be painting the shoes with the glitter/modge podge mixture.
Notice how we are leaving the toe and heel portions of the shoes blank.
We will be painting 4 areas (outside and inside middle sections of both shoes).
Step 7: Paint Middle Section With Mixture
Step 8: Wipe Off Unwanted Glitter Mixture
Step 9: Sprinkle Glitter Onto Painted Section of Shoes
Next... Sprinkle a small amount of glitter over the area you just painted. Aren't you glad you put down newspaper? :)
Step 10: Paint Middle Section on the Other Shoe
Step 11: Repeat Step 8 & 9
Repeat step 9 for the middle section of the second shoe you just painted. (Sprinkle glitter on the painted section of the shoe).
Step 12: Let Shoes Dry
Put the paint brush(es) you used into your cup of water. This will prevent the brush from drying with modge podge on it/them. If modge podge dries on your brush(es), it will ruin them.
Step 13: Repeat Step 7, 8 and 9
(Step 7 is paint middle section of one shoe.
Step 8 is wipe off extra mixture.
Step 9 sprinkle more glitter onto the painted section)
Repeat this process again for the remaining blank middle section.
Step 14: Let Shoes Dry (again)
Step 15: Shake Off Extra Glitter
Step 16: Touch-ups!
Simply dab a little mixture onto the blank spaces (remember don't make it chunky) then sprinkle glitter onto the space (perhaps some of the glitter that is probably on your newspaper).
Wipe mixture off areas you don't want glitter with your damp paper cloth.
Let the touch-ups dry on one side of a shoe dry before flipping the shoe over to the other side. This will prevent the glitter you just put on your shoes from wiping off.
Let's shoes dry completely then gently shake off extra glitter.
Step 17: Spray Glitter With Clear Acrylic Spray
The instructions will probably tell you to hold the bottle 10-12 inches from what you want to spray. Be sure to do this. If you spray any closer, the pressure of the spray might knock glitter off your shoes. It would also make the coat of acrylic very thick and runny. In short it will make your shoes not cute.
Let your shoes dry again. Spray another layer onto the glitter sections of you'd like. If you do, let your shoes dry again.
Step 18: Show Off Your Updated Saddle Shoes!
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