If you're like me, you've seen many DIY ideas on Pinterest and thought "I wonder if that would really work?"
Well, I recently tried "DIY Glittered Heels." I have a particular pair of red suede wedges...I love them! But several years ago I let someone borrow them and they came back with big dents and scrapes on the heel. I was devastated, and have held on to them with the intent that one day I would find a way to repair them. That day finally came!!! And now I'm going to share with you my experience in hopes of saving fabulous shoes everywhere!
1. You'll need a pair of shoes.
In my case it was a pair I was saving, but you could also use this technique at Halloween on a pair of thrift store finds. Get creative!
2. You'll also need:
1 small stiff paint brush
1 bottle of glue (I used Elmers)
1 bottle of glitter (Martha Steward has the best glitter! It's fine and makes finished items look more expensive.)
1 piece of poster board or something equivalent to work over (glitter can be messy)
1 piece of white printer paper (to shake excess glitter onto and then re-funnel it back into the container.)
3. Glue & Glitter:
You'll want to work through this step in small sections. Start by squeezing a small amount of glue onto the shoe, and with your brush; spread it out into a nice thin coat. Add the glitter, making sure to cover all the glue. Then gently tap the shoe onto the printer paper to remove any excess glitter. Continue working in small sections until you are finished. Let dry for 24 hours before wearing.
Note: if you notice small sections where the glitter isn't as thick as you would like or a bald spot, simply dab a tiny bit of glue in that area and re-glitter. It's OK if a little glue gets on previous glittered area...It dries clear.