If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been drooling over the Kate Spade x Keds collection since it began. What isn’t there to like about sneakers that are both comfy and covered in glitter?! Nothing, that’s what! Whether you were turned off by the $80 price tags or simply fell in love with a pair that is no longer available *cough* black and gold *cough, cough* then you’ve come to the right place. Today’s post is all about how you can make your very own DIY glitter sneakers!
What I love most about these DIY glitter sneakers is the fact that they can be worn for lots of different things. In my case, Army football. You can completely customize these to fit your (game day, wedding, birthday, etc.) needs. Did I mention how EASY these were to make? I mean, you don’t even have to be precise when painting on the glitter concoction!
Now for the step-by-step on how to get a pair of these DIY babies to call your very own!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Sneakers (mine were from Target)
Glitter (I used Martha Stewart)
Ribbon or Shoe Laces
Paint Brush (I used one large and one small)
The first thing you want to do after organizing your work space is to remove the laces from the shoes. Keep these in a safe place for later (at least one lace) because you’ll want to use them to measure out the ribbon for your new laces… unless you decided to buy laces instead! Next, break out the painters tape. You want to tape off the rubber soles so they get minimal glitter mixture on them (it’s impossible not to get any, I swear). Don’t worry about making it perfect, you can go back later and clean up any messes with the que-tips. After you’re all taped up, they’ll look something like this:
Next, grab a bowl that you don’t use frequently and dump in a healthy mixture of Mod Podge and glitter. This is most definitely not an exact science but you don’t want there to be too much Mod Podge and not enough glitter. Stir the mixture with the paintbrush and you’re ready to get to work! Using generous amounts of the glitter mixture apply with paintbrush over the entire shoe. Don’t forge the tongue! I used que-tips to keep the lace holes from drying full of glitter. One coat down and you should have something that looks similar to this:
At this point, I removed the painter’s tape so that I could clean up any of the glitter mixture that had gotten past the barrier. The painter’s tape really does a nice job of keeping the rubber section clean so minimal clean up is required! Now it’s time to wait. Let dry for 30-40 minutes or overnight like I did. Then repeat the process with the glitter mixture for your second coat. When the second coat is dry cut your laces to the appropriate length, lace, and you’re ready to wear!
Wasn’t that easy? And way cheaper than dropping $80 on a pair! These DIY glitter sneakers are so cute! If you’re planning on wearing these with your next game day outfit, check out this post. Are you going to glitter bomb your own sneakers? Use the hashtag #OhShiftyDIY on Instagram and Twitter, I’d love to see how they turn out!