Glittered Shoes

My 2 1/2 year old daughter is starting to want a say in what she wears.  And she also wants to change her clothes like 5 times a day.  I know… I am in trouble.  Luckily we are still at the stage in life where hand-me-down clothes are cool.  She got these silver Mary Jane shoes from a friend.  They have been worn and loved and really ought to be thrown out.  However, she always wants to wear these shoes.  She will have a pretty church dress on and insist on wearing her silver shoes.  I cringe when she puts them on because they are so scuffed up. Since they were headed to the trash anyway I thought why not try and spray paint them and get a little more wear out of them.

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Rustoleum Berry Pink spray paint


Krylon’s Glitter Blast  Posh Pink spray paint

Hot Glue Gun


Krylon Clear Sealer

1.   I started out by removing the bow with some scissors and a seam ripper.


2.  Then I taped off the sole and the inside of the shoe.  This was definitely the hardest part.


3.  Then I painted them with the Berry Pink spray paint and let them dry.


4.  Then I sprayed them with the Glitter Blast Posh Pink spray paint and let them dry for about 30 minutes.  I sprayed them really well the Clear Sealant to seal the glitter on.  When you use that over the Glitter Blast you can’t even get a fleck of glitter off.


5.  Of course Kayla insisted on the shoe having the bows back on them.  Gah! What am I going to do with this girl! So I hot glued the bows back on. 

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They aren’t perfect but my daughter exclaimed “They are soooooo bootiful Mommy.”  So that made me happy, and I am no longer embarrassed if she wears them out of the house.  With as fast as children’s feet grow this is a great way to stretch out the season with shoes.

Want to see more DIY Glittered Shoes:

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Extreme Glitter Kids Shoes

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