Introduction: DIY Glitter Sneakers
These glitter sneakers are really easy to make, and will transform any plain white sneaks into the perfect party shoes.
what you need:
- Plain white sneakers or canvas shoes.
- Masking tape
- Silver Glitter Finish fabric paint
- Mod podge sealer (Gloss finish fabric paint)
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Step 1: Tape Shoe Soles and Remove Laces
Apply the masking tape over any parts of the shoe that you do not want to paint. Be sure to cover all of the soles. Take care to smooth the tape down so that you don't leave any gaps along the top. Remove the laces from the shoes.
Step 2: Prepare the Paint and Glitter Mixture
Pour a large glob of glitter paint of your choice into a plate and then pour a large amount of the lightest color of glitter into the paint. Stir up the glitter and paint mixture. You want it to have a somewhat grainy consistency, but you don't want the paint to be dry. Adjust the amount of glitter and paint until you have a nice mix.
Step 3: Begin Painting the Glitter
Start painting the glitter mixture on the shoe, being sure to get every part of the canvas.
You can also do multiple colors. If you are painting a second color, start painting the second color about half an inch behind where the first color ended, so that the first and second colors overlap and blend together. Be sure to pull out the tongues of the shoes and paint them as well.
Step 4: Seal the Paint
Pour a bit of Mod-Podge onto a clean plate. Make sure your brush is clean!
Paint a light coat of the Mod-Podge all over the glitter to create a seal. Don't be alarmed if the Mod-Podge looks white at first–it will dry clear.
Step 5: The Finished Sneakers
Replace the laces, and allow the shoes to dry overnight.