- Shoes (leather, canvas, or fabric)
- Acrylic paint/leather paint
- Fabric glue (needs to be waterproof and flexible)
- Glitter (2 sizes - fine and chunky, mixed in a container)
- Container for glitter + spoon
I started with a pretty scuffed and worn pair of Louboutin flats...
Easy as 1-2-3:
1. Prep the shoes - I would wipe them down with baby wipes to make sure they're clean and you're painting onto a smooth surface. If you're not lazy like me, you should tape the sole to protect it from the paint. I didn't bother because I plan to re-paint the soles red anyway
|After 1 coat of paint|
|After 2 coats|
3. I let them dry overnight and then brushed on the glue in segments of about 2 inches before spooning the glitter on. I tapped the shoes to get the excess glitter off before gluing another segment, repeat. Again working from heel to front would make it easier.
Dried them overnight and voila! Glitterised ballet flats!!!
I used about one third of the bottle of paint, half of each tube of glitter, and about one tenth of the tube of glue. The amount of paint, glitter and glue I used cost me about $5 and took me about an hour in total.