Make your own glittered brogues

Make Your Own Glittered Brogues
Make your own glittered brogues
Make your own glittered brogues

Being very inspired by Jenni from I Spy DIY’s gorgeously glittery brogues, I decided to try the task out for my self. WOW – the final result is so cute and so easy. I now have a gorgeous pair of unique pale pink brogues ready to dance the night away in. Very pretty and sparkly – what more could a girl want? Here is how I did it:

Making your own glittered brogues
1. Supplies you will need: A tub of Podge (sometimes called Mod Podge), glitter, a cheap paintbrush and a suitable pair of shoes.
2. As the shoe have very clearly marked out “areas” of stitching / layers of leather I decided not to mask any of the shoe off, but if you are nervous of messing you could use some masking tape to protect the parts you don’t want glittered. Then paint a consistent layer of Podge over the entire area you wanted glittered.
3. While the Podge is still tacky, sprinkle the glitter on. I was quite generous with the amount I sprinkled on at first. Remember to do this over a bowl to catch all the glitter that falls off. Once the glitter layer is dry you can give the shoe another coat of Podge and another dusting of glitter. This should help fill any little gaps you see peeping through the glitter. I did two layers of glitter and then painted two more plain layers of Podge over that (remember to wait for it to dry between layers) This should protect the glitter from any light scuffing etc.
4. Hey presto, your magical dancing shoes are done! Enjoy them.

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4 Responses to Make your own glittered brogues

  1. Caroline February 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I love your color combo!! I’ve been searching for a pair of neutral pink brogues, would you mind sharing where you got yours or their maker? Thanks and great job!!

    • Pretty Pretty February 17, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      Thanks Caroline, I bought from a local little chain store called “Identity” and the shoe is branded “Identity too. Not sure if that helps you. Good luck!

  2. Kath February 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    eeek! Love them!

    • Pretty Pretty February 21, 2012 at 6:16 am #

      Thanks Kath!

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