Hey guys, guess what? It is time for another Pintester Movement hosted by the Pintester Sonja Foust! If you have never visited her blog, you should check it out. She is hilarious and tests all the pins you know you have wanted to try.
For the Pintester Movement a bunch of bloggers test out pins and post their results. This time around I decided to finally try the glitter shoe craft by Pixie in Pumps and try to save my favorite pair of shoes.
I have had these awesome classic black heels since I was in high school. Amazingly, they are still structurally sound. However, my water heater went a while ago and all of my shoes were kept near it. I threw them all away, except for this pair. I shamefully still tried to get away with wearing them despite the damage to the leather.
|Hey, no one could see it at night, right? :(|
The first step is to sand them down a bit. I also had to remove the little bows with a seam ripper (I managed to stab myself doing this).
|You can really see how bad the leather was after I sanded down the parts that were bubbling.|
After that, you just mix up some mod podge with some fine glitter. I used gloss, like the original blogger. She really didn't say how much glitter to use, so I just dumped it in until it looked like fairy paste.
|It's really hot pink, my camera didn't pick up on the color well.|
|I do my best work on my kitchen floor|
After the first coat, I wasn't too sure that it was going to come out right. If you are trying this pin, just keep at it and keep on playing with the glitter to mod podge ratio. It takes quite a bit of glitter to get a good coat.
They actually came out really cute. I always wanted a fun pair of statement shoes, but I was too cheap to make a commitment like that. I added on an extra layer of mod podge to seal them after they were done and put on some new bows.
I wore them to meet a friend at the movies on a rainy day. They held up perfectly! I am sure that they can get scraped up if you stumble in them, but it will only take a touch up of mod podge and glitter to fix them. How easy is that?
|It was sunny 5 minutes before I had to leave. Florida summers...|