How to make Rainbow Glitter Shoes


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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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Five Fab Friday Finds: Rainbow Edition

Lydia Hurst

Every week I will TRY to bring you Five Fab Friday Finds. Note the TRY. Haha. I sometimes get a little off track, but I will do my best to make this something you hopefully will look forward to seeing each week. My Five Fab Friday Finds will include everything from things you can buy to blogs that you should check out to inspiring photos. I want to mix it up and get my inspiration on so that it inspires you too!

This week is all about Rainbows! Being a big color girl, it’s only natural that I fixate on the this multicolor fascination. The photo above is of Lydia Hurst for Vixen Magazine by Elias Wessel…I’ve been seeing a lot of hair experimentation as of late and I’ve seen several heads in this rainbow style (here’s another amazing example). This editorial in also features some more amazing photos that just wowed me. I think you’ll appreciate the beauty of the photography too!


This necklace from Yellow Eye Workshop caught my eye for two reasons. First I love the stained glass window look fused with the gold, but secondly, I really appreciate the detail to packaging. What a super fun gift to get or give. Hmmm, I need to start my gift buying for others, but I kinda want this one for myself! Wait a second…it’s out of stock, guess I’ll have to dream for now.

betsy johnson rainbow pumps

These Chelsea Rainbow shoes by Betsey Johnson are right up my alley. If I were to invest in a pair of unusual pumps (seriously, I only wear pumps like 5 days out of the year), I would plunk down the cash for these. Seriously amazeballs!

 she who wonders while she wanders

This photo of ceiling lights by She Who Wonders While She Wanders By is downright cool. I would probably had a heart attack if I saw this in person! Here’s a video you can watch showing it shift from color to color.


And finally, these tree ring paintings by Focus Line Arts on Etsy are both simple and remarkable. I love that he was involved in the whole process from cutting to painting. Love the circular design that the tree ring makes in nature!

Hope you enjoyed these finds as much as I did sharing them with you!

Until next time Swellions!