I love booties and I love sparkly things…so why not combine the two? I have drooled over ultra glittery shoes in the past and even owned a pair, but have come to find the reality of wearing them posing a couple of problems. First of all, the glitter sheds. Like pixie dust, you could re-trace my footsteps and not to mention it can be a b&#ch to clean up. Secondly, a lot of the styles are super expensive so can sparkly lust really justify the cost? Fortunately, I found a way to satisfy the craving by creating a subtle glittery boot with this very simple DIY.
There are many tutorials out there on creating your own glittered shoe; however, I find that even combining glitter with glue a tedious step. So I found an all-in-one glitter fabric paint to get the job done more quickly. All you will need are a pair of (non-expensive) booties, glitter fabric glue, and painter’s or masking tape. In terms of selecting colors, finding a sparkle that best complements the existing shoe color is the best approach. Since I went with a brown/beige shoe, I chose a gold glitter. If you have a gray shoe, go with silver, with a black shoe go with black, etc.
Step 1. Tape off the sides, heel, and zipper (if you have a zipper) of the shoes so that they don’t get paint on them.
Step 2. Now comes time for the fabric paint. You can apply the paint in two ways. Mine came with a spray nozzle, therefore, one can spray on a layer of paint onto the shoe and then spread evenly using a paint brush or your fingers. The other method is to poor the paint directly on the shoe and spread. If you don’t mind getting a little messy, I found the latter to be much more efficient and it also got the paint on more evenly.
Step 3. Let it dry and then repeat two to three more times to develop a nice subtle sheen.
The end result is a practical glitter bootie that you can wear to run errands or for a night out. It’s durable and non-shedding so you don’t have to worry about leaving evidence behind!