November 25, 2011

DIY: Glitter and Stud Wedges

If you are way too poor (like me) to be racking up on some great Black Friday deals AND you have a great appreciation for the sparklier things in life (like me) then you will LOVE transforming a pair of boring shoes into a pair of show-stopping ones!
Okay, okay... You have all seen these boots, AND even these
Although, my original inspiration was KARA!
I just could not make a decision on which DIY shoe project to complete, so I bit the bullet and combined my crafts.  Here's how I achieved my glittery studded wedges- 
PERFECT for the approaching holiday season.
shoes, brush, mod podge (I bought the sparkle finish, for added pizazz), martha stewart fine glitter (in smoky quartz), thumb tacks, spray paint
1. Spray Paint Your Heart Out!
First, I spray painted the shoes, so that no red would show through.  Depending on your shoe color, this may not be necessary.  I already owned the spray paint and just went crazy.
2. Podge, Sprinkle, Repeat.
After the shoes were dry, about 30 minutes later, I added the mod podge with a paint brush and sprinkled the glitter on.  Some tutorials instruct you to mix in the glitter with the MP, but that did not achieve the right amount of sparkle for me.  I just sprinkled over a tray and reused the excess.
3. Get Tacky!
I started at the highest point that I wanted studs, and went in a straight line from there- getting less strategic as I went down towards the soles.
This step is all up to you, y'all.  Rock these shoes with your favorite outfit, I know there are a couple of holiday parties that these will accompany me to!  This project took me like two hours total, and cost >$10!  Hope you guys liked reading about my DIY Wedges!



  1. omg, Bekah... you studded those shoes!I have a glitter shoe tutorial coming up soon, but it's not as fab as yours!
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  2. Awesome! That's the same color glitter I bought, but I haven't gotten around to actually glittering a pair of shoes yet. I can't wait to see how you style these!

  3. This is so awesome! I love it. I just posted a tutorial of almost the same thing! Though I did it quote differently than you! Both very awesome.

  4. OMG these rock!! With the pins! Eeee I'm so sad I didn't catch up on my blog reading before posting the love list.. this will have to go in next week. They turned out so cute!

  5. Clever crafting. I found your blog through your comment on Tracy's blog and am glad I did -- you have enviable style and fun posts.

  6. awesome DIY. i must try this...y'all make it look so easy!!! hope you had a nice thanksgiving, bekah!

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  7. Awesome, I love these! I need to try more DIY projects.


  8. I think you should do a giveaway of a pair of shoes you've DIY'd. BTW, I'm a size 8.5.......


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