Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sperrys Lost Their Sparkle

Alexia loves her Sperrys, but I had noticed that she had not been wearing her silver glitter boat shoes lately.  When I asked her about it, she said that they were "ruined" because the glitter was falling off the shoes little by little. 

Never fear, Alexia, your DIY Mom is here! 

We went to Joanns to get some Mod Podge and extra fine silver glitter.  I chose the gloss finish for the Mod Podge because I thought it would work well with the glitter. 

Here are the poor Sperry Top Sider boat shoes before the re-glittering.  The original glitter and sparkle are worn and tired looking. 

The process to make sparkle shoes is easy!  First, use a brush to apply an even coat of Mod Podge on the shoes. 

Sprinkle glitter on the shoes and shake off the excess.  I let the first coat dry for an hour.  Then I repeated the process with another coat of Mod Podge and more glitter.  Finally, I finished with a top coat of Mod Podge. 

The final result looks amazing and is better than new! 



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