I came. I saw. I glittered.

I promised you glittered shoes. I am giving you glittered shoes.


You know how some times things sound better in your head {or on a blog} than in reality?

Yeah, well this isn’t one of those times.

These glittered stilettos are seriously awesome. Also they take close to ZERO effort to make. And I mean zero.

Here’s what I did.


1. Picked a pair of brown Steve Madden pumps purchased circa 2001. They had “wooden” heels and are made of “leather”.

2. Took piece of sandpaper to said pumps. {The “brown leather” immediately appeared scratched}. I also sanded the “wood” heel.


3. Created a mixture of glitter using Martha glitter colors smoky quartz, florentine gold, copper and brownstone.


4. Added a significant amount of modge podge to glitter combo. Glitter then appeared more “white”. This worried me, but don’t stress.


5. Took a paint brush and brushed on thin coats of glitter/modge podge combo. It took about 8 coats for this to appear. I probably should have let the coats dry more in between but keep in mind, I have no patience. The thickest application was needed on the heel and the point.


6. Marveled over my brilliant discovery.


7. Debating what to glitter next. A handbag? Raya’s ballet slippers? Cole?



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5 Comments on I came. I saw. I glittered.

  1. Gladys
    December 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Another question from me (sorry!)… I went by Michael’s yesterday and saw they have the pre-mixed “glitter glue” or some are called “glitter paint” in little pots – have you seen those? Do you still recommend I mix at home or go with the premixed?

  2. Papery and Cakery
    December 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm (6 years ago)

    The modge podge was really successful. Just give them a long time to dry. I put the shoes a little too close about a day after and they stuck together a tiny bit and I had to touch up. I did a ton of coats so be careful. They need awhile to really dry. But I wore them in the rain recently and they were fine!

  3. Gladys
    December 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS. I found the same tutorial from Pixie in Pumps but wasn’t 100% sure I should try it – now that I see you had great results I may just have to do it!! I’m going to do a shoe/clutch combo for my NYE outfit! The husband is insisting we go in the city and between tickets and a hotel room I have, about $10 to put together an outfit. Thank God for DIY projects… and Thank God for Modge Podge!! Have you seen the tutorial using the glitter paint from Michaels? I’m debating which method to use…

  4. jo
    October 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm (7 years ago)

    love love love

  5. Paula Feldman
    October 18, 2011 at 7:16 am (7 years ago)

    all the above except Cole…it would be scratchey to hug him!

    your ideas are super…

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