While I may love
Christian Louboutin heels, my budget does not. So, inspired by Louboutin’s iconic
red heel, I decided to take on a DIY. Given my absolute, never-ending, undying
love for gold glitter I decided to DIY the sole of a pair of black
pumps to be covered in gold glitter. The project was actually really easy, and the result is fantastic so I
just had to share this DIY with you all!
Everything I needed for this project I got at Michael’s, so your local craft
store should have everything you need. The entire project took just under an
hour (plus two days of shoe drying time)
For this project, you will
need the following items:
– your chosen heels
– Martha Stewart Gold Glitter
– Martha Stewart Glossy Finish
– painters tape
– a sponge brush
– an area covered in newspaper
that you can glitter on!
Cover your heels (and I mean COVER) in painter’s tape. This will protect
your shoes from all the stray glitter. Glitter has a way of finding its way
onto and into EVERYTHING. (You’ll notice I did not fully cover one of my heels
and I regretted it for the whollllle 20 minutes I spent getting the glitter off
Using your sponge brush, cover the sole of your shoe (don’t forget the
inner edge of the heel part) with the mod podge. (see below)
glitter to cover the entire mod podged area. Tip: Do this over newspaper so
you can fold up the newspaper with the leftover glitter and pour it back into
your tub of glitter for later use. (see below)
Using your sponge brush,
cover the entire glittered area with mod podge again (see below)
steps three and four. Adding a second layer of glitter will ensure even coverage,
filling any of the ‘holes’ that applying the mod podge may have created.
Adding a second and final layer of mod podge will seal in the glitter and
leave a shiny finish. Tip: Be sure to use GLOSSY finish as I recommended, you
do not get the same results with a matte finish mod podge – it leaves the
glitter looking dull.
Leave your heels to dry for at 48 hours. Then, carefully remove all the
And Voila!! You are now the proud owner of some kick ass glitter soled heels!!
If you try this out I would LOVE to know! Tag me
in the Instagram of your finished product and tag me @legalleeblonde!
ALSO: There are some awesome sales on right now at some of my favourite places
to shop. You can get some amazing deals. … and how good would the glitter heels
look with this dress?! *swoon* HAPPY SHOPPING!!
J.Crew: 30% off!!
Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sale items!
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