twinkle toes

Funny story: I needed some shoes to go with my dress for New Years Eve. Because I made my dress (more on that later) and the jersey fabric that I had was red and so none of my shoes, well matched. Or even clashed cheerfully. I know, totally tragic. So I decided to create my own from a pair of really boring shoes I had picked up for work at a thrift store for a mere $5.

See what I mean? Pretty bland. But I had a giant bottle of the gold disco ball glitter I used to make my friends shiny police badge back at Halloween, and a love for third grader style craft projects so I figured what is there to loose? Not much. What's there to gain? SPARKLES!

Step one, paint on white school glue.
Step two, pour glitter all over wet glue. Shake off the excess.
Repeat until competely covered.

To finish, cut off un-glitterized straps and spray shoes with about a million coats of clear spray fixative until the whole room stinks and you realize you have gotten just a little bit high on the fumes.
Finally...... enjoy! Sparkly shoes courtesy of a trip to Goodwill and some grammar school craft supplies that I already had on hand.

So here's to making do with what you've got, and getting Sparkles! Such a lovely way to say goodbye to one year and hello to a new one!

1 comment:

  1. Just click your heels three times and say, "I want to go home, I want to go home, I want to go home."