One of my favorite stand-up comedians has a joke that goes something like this, “I like to do crafts. I work with glitter quite a bit… The thing about glitter is, if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever…” There is more to that joke and if you’re over the age of 18 google it. I chose black glitter for the heel DIY today and even after I showered I’m still finding it on me.
Since this is my first DIY post and I had absolutely no idea how it would turn out, I wanted to do something simple but still really cute. I’ve seen a lot DIY glitter heels on various websites, and it seemed simple enough. I started off with a pair of Nine West pumps with a shorter heel. The backs had been scuffed to pieces but other than that they were in great condition.
Here is what you will need:
- Mod Podge (satin finish)
- Glitter in color of choice
- A paint brush
- Clear spray enamel
- Wine (optional)
- I started by sanding the rough leather down using 120 grit sandpaper I got at Home Depot.
- Next, I took them inside and used painters tape to tape off the parts of the shoe I didn’t want to get the glitter on. Then I grabbed some tubberware out of the cabinet and lined it with tinfoil. From what I read online, most people mixed their glitter in with the Mod Podge and painted it onto the heel, so I tried that first.
- When I was in Target I saw three types of Mod Podge: glitter, satin, and matte. Obviously, I chose glitter because, well, glitter. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way it turned out after I mixed my black glitter into it. The glitter Mod Podge was pretty, but glitter particles were colorful, I’m assuming from reflecting light, and it didn’t really mix well with the black glitter. I also didn’t like how sparse the glitter was on the heel, so I decided to let it dry, paint it again, and pour glitter onto the wet Mod Podge.
- I LOVED IT! After getting over how awesome I am for pulling that off, I taped the rest of the shoe in preparation for spraying the coat of enamel. Before you do this, however, YOU MUST LET THEM DRY COMPLETELY. I suggest overnight just to be safe. Once they dry you can spray them with the enamel. This seals the glitter so you don’t leave a trail of it when you walk, unless you’re into that, don’t skip this step.
Guys, check this out! I did it! A few hours and a few Angry Orchard hard ciders later, there they are! I am super excited about how they turned out. The last think I did was add KiiX, of course!
If you take on this fun project at home let me know how it turns out!