31.12.11

DIY Ruby Slippers

Inspired by the slippers below from CocoRosa & also these from Wittner and these from J Crew, I decided to test drive T's glitter shoe instructions. (See here & here

She has a habit of making tricky things look like a piece of cake and I, well... I walk into door frames! 
So if I can do it... anyone can!!

Image from Cocorosa

DIY RUBY SLIPPERS

The red slippers were on sale from Dotti for $30 - cheap enough to risk DIY failure, and made out of a good felt material to hold the glue & glitter.

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Tools

PVA glue found in my little brothers' craft box - it worked just fine!  No need for fancy fabric glue.
Coarse and fine red glitter.  I was instructed by T that this is crucial to getting coverage & sparkle at the same time.

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Mix into a paste...
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Slather all over the shoe, trying to keep it even & well covered.
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Once you have covered it in glitter, I found out it is super duper important to go over it all and ensure the glitter is sitting flat & even.  This is especially important if you chose very coarse glitter, like I did.

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Last, all the edges need to be evened over & the excess scraped off.

Then wear them!!

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So... the verdict?  Any semi crafty girl (or glitter-lovin' boy) can try this glitter project.  It is simple & requires just a little bit of patience and a lot of glitter.

(Thank you T for the wise glitter tips.  Now can you come home from China pleeease!)

xx S

PS: To see more of our DIYs, click here for our DIY summary page.
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16 comments:

  1. Oh my! Super lovely! It's such a great tutorial!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  2. Oh these are the perfect shoes for a modern Dorothy! Haha just kidding.
    These seriously look great and I'm keen to try this DIY out soon :)

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  3. Do the glitters stay quite well? I love this DIY! I should give it a try one day! Fantastic blog you have!

    Nora

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  4. Great DIY!
    I've always wanted to do that with a pair of ankle boots.

    x Vanessa
    flipandstyle.com

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  5. This is a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing and happy new year :)

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  6. Hey Norafinds, the glitter stays really well- you'd be very surprised! You just have to give it a good shake the get the loose glitter off & then after that it mostly stays :) No glitter trail, at least.

    Thank you everyone for commenting!!

    xx S

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  7. Cool! I'll try that :D

    http://annascloset.wordpress.com

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  8. Love this shoes! i follow you right now :) I have a new blog, visit them if u want, thanks
    http://museoffeathers.blogspot.com/
    Happy new year
    xxo
    JS

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  9. Woo sparkly, looks great S! I've always wanted glittery red shoes, perhaps should try this DIY glitter business out sometime...

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  10. awesome!! It looks amazing! xoxo

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  11. They are amazing!! I want to make myself a pair!!
    Thanks for the idea!!
    xx

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  12. I love DIY and I love your blog.
    Thanks for charring so many beauties.

    Kisses From Portugal.

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  14. Hi, thank you for sharing. Such a great tutorial! I posted your tutorial on my blog with a link back to your blog, hope it’s ok http://makeitandwearit.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/dazzling-shoes.html
    Please write me if there is a problem makeandwear@gmail.com.

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