Since it's Friday and very rainy out today, I wanted to kick off the weekend with a very simple DIY involving these old patent leather flats of mine that have been beaten and bruised and sadly neglected in the back of my closet for a very long time now. I believe the last I ever wore these darlings was right here in 2009....back when I was pregnant. They have since gotten creased and have gone missing a buckle. Not so cute anymore, right?
Anyhow, I'm a firm believer in recycling old pieces like this and giving them a new life. My inspiration was Dorothy and her ruby red slippers of course. So let's begin...this one is easy my friends and doesn't take much crafting skill, if you ask me.
What you need:
Old shoes - I used my Chinese Laundry patent ballet flats.
Scrap material - This apple print material that came from this dress was perfect!
A small craft brush (or a paint brush if you prefer)
Glitter - I used the Martha Stewart brand in Garnet
Scissors & a glue gun (for the bows)
Step 1: Mix your glitter & mod podge together. Make sure you add enough glitter for plenty of sparkle. Since Mod Podge is a little stinky, I like to work near an open window. I also start by holding my shoes & painting them over the big bowl. Glitter tends to get everywhere, so this keeps it more contained.
Step 2: Dab the paint on and brush it in long strokes in the same direction to make sure your coverage is nice and even. Let this dry. You can now go back and touch up any spots that need more glitter.
Step 3: Make your bows. If you're not familiar with how to make a small bow like this CLICK HERE for directions from one of my previous DIYs.
Step 4: Glue the bows on with a glue gun and you are finished!!!
Now click your heels together three times and say, "There's no place like home". Fitting because I'm leaving to go back to my hometown this weekend for a couple days :)
Have a gorgeous weekend darlings!