3/11/12

How to make Rainbow Glitter Shoes

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In honor of St. Paddy's day, I decided to make the ultimate in glitter shoes...a pair of Rainbow Glitter Shoes!  Hmm, maybe I should call them Double Rainbow Glitter Shoes!  Haha!  Here's how you make them!

rainbow-glitter-shoe-supplies


Gather your supplies! You'll need:
Tulip Fashion Glitters in a rainbow of colors
Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond
– masking or painters tape
– paper plate
– shoes (of course!)
– clean work surface
– small paintbrush
– several pieces of extra paper
– hairspray
– cleaning wipes

Before you begin:  I recommend that you also do a coat of masking tape inside your shoes. You will get less glitter inside the shoe this way and have less of a mess!  I didn't do this and if made these again, I would have!


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First mark off your shoes in even width stripes using your painters tape.  Squeeze out your glitter bond and cover the surface of the first exposed stripe, making sure to completely cover it in the adhesive.

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Next sprinkle on your first color of Fashion Glitter. I created my shoes in the color order of ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet) Make sure to coat around the entire shoe.  This is where that extra paper comes in handy!  If you lay the paper down before you begin, you can reuse the excess to cover the parts you missed in the first round.

apply-third-coat-of-glitter

I did the third color (gold) next. Once finished with that section, I ripped off the painters tape in between and applied the Glitter Bond, then filled in with the orange glitter.

Repeat this pattern until you are done. If there are any small areas that you missed, use a paintbrush to apply Glitter Bond in those areas, then go back in with the matching color.

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Once finished, use hairspray to lightly coat the entire area of both of the shoes! This helps them from flaking off and glitter getting on everything!

Now go out and rock your brand new multi-colored kicks on St. Paddy's day and every day!

Please check out my other rainbow related posts that I love! I guess I really do LOVE rainbows!

Rainbow Starburst Tote DIY
Somewhere over the rainbow free printable
You bring color to my life Free printable
Rainbow Bright Paper Lantern DIY The Color of My World (my Rainbow photography)
Quick and easy double rainbow shirt DIY + Video
Rainbow spring bracelet DIY
Rainbow Glitter Pumpkin
Cool Pop Art Rainbow Portrait Tutorial
Inspired by Rainbows (roundup + my rainbow photography)

Until next time Swellions!
Alexa
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8 comments:

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Alexa this is gorgeous! Would you consider posting it to my Girly Girl themed Linky Party this week? http://www.cool2craft.com/girly-girl-linky-party-on-cool2craft/

PEACHES said...

WHOA!!! Those are awesome! making me want to dance a jig :)

Carol Dsouza said...

Hi Alexa,
Thanks for posting such a wonderful idea. In order to save on your footwear use Foot Locker Discount Coupons and save your bucks.
Regards
Carol Dsouza

Kate @ A Creative Cookie said...

I LOVE these! I featured them on my blog! Feel free to grab a featured button!

http://acreativecookie.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-things-friday-7-rainbow-and-spring.html

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AML said...

Such a girly girl shoes!I love the design and color.Every girl will be such a stand out in this rainbow colored shoes. Keep the exciting ideas coming!

Georgia Stewart said...

love these i am so making a pair in shades of pink , cuz i love pink and want a pair of pink rainbow shoes , thanks for sharing , i love these and have a pair to do it with , you are so inspiring , . thanks georgia from ohio

glitter shoes said...

That's pretty shoes, I love your tips.

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