Friday, March 23, 2012

Sparkly Shoes - an Easy Fix to Scuffed Toes

My daughter has been on her scooter a few too many times in her cute red ballet flats.  I love these shoes so much and was so sad to see the toes scuffed.  Today I managed to fix her shoes with some painters tape, Mod Podge, and Martha Stewart glitter.  My daughter loves the makeover too!

The toes were almost completely ripped out of these shoes when we started.
I used blue painters tape to tape off the toes of each shoe.
Then I applied a thick coat of Mod Podge.
I sprinkled on enough glitter to completely cover the Mod Podge.
The glitter dried for a couple of hours and then I applied one more coat of Mod Podge.
A few hours later I peeled off the tape to reveal our new sparkly shoes.
No more holes in the toes!
My daughter was excited to go and try out her new shoes.
I'm linking this post here.

19 comments:

  1. What a great idea! They came out so cute! Hmm...I should try that with Robbie's shoes! LOL, just kidding of course! (sigh) I wish there were more fun things to craft for school age boys! Got any ideas? Wouldn't that make for a good series, too. (hint, hint)

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  2. they turned out so cute-great idea-houghton happenings sent me to your site(and glad she did)!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  3. We got a pair of hand me down shoes in that exact same condition. I was just going to pitch them. Now I'm excited to give them a cute fix!

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  4. what a great idea - I wanted to try some permanant markers to draw on shoes -but this is way cuter!

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  5. That is a great idea!! Glad I saw you at the link party!!

    Shannon @SewSweetCottage

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  6. They look awesome! You should add glitter to all her shoes.

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  7. Congrats! I featured this on my blog today. Thanks for linking it up: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/03/winner-and-features_27.html

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  8. LOVE this idea!!! Houghton Happening's sent me. ThANK YOU!

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  9. These are so darling!! Does it work on only certain types of fabric?

    -Taylor
    BlushByTaylor
    www.blushbytaylor.etsy.com

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  10. These are nothing short of amazing! You had me at glitter!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  11. These are so cute and I have a pair of shoes that i refuse to throw out . . .Think I will buy some glitter!

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  12. I will definitely be making some of those!

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  13. I wanted to let you know that I shared this post and a pic at OneCreativeMommy.com today. Please visit and grab a feature button if you'd like. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    (That's me in the comment above. I'm just signed in under my site instead of my personal blog today.)

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  14. Oh good! I won't have to come up with all new black dress shoes for girl number 2 after all!! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a great idea! They look great.
    I wonder how this would work on shoes that are already glittery. I might give it a try... maybe using a coordinating glitter color.

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  16. This trick might save some shoes--I've got to go pull them out of the garbage right now!

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