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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.

Weekend Prettiness

Magpie Must Haves

This past weekend was an excellent shopping weekend. I wasn’t planning on it, it just happened. The best part of it was that none of my purchases where over R130! Now that is perfection.

1. The pink suede brogues are from Mr Price, aren’t they adorable? Alexis bought himself a similar pair from the men’s range, only his are a manly grey colour… very smart.

2. The glamorous heart shaped rose print earrings are also from Mr Price. You can always rely on Mr Price’s accessory range to cheer you up with something pretty and inexpensive.

3. Finally the scarf is from Old Khaki. Alexis bought it for me (isnt he a sweetie?) I love LOVE the blue link pattern on it and its so soft and gorgeous. What a pity its been so terribly hot, I am dying to wear it.

I also bought the silliest cover for my iPhone. It is white and has the cutest bunny ears. Okay, it is perhaps a little embarrassing, but it makes me smile and has made me fall in love with my old 3Gs all over again (constantly coveting hubby’s new iPhone is getting boring). Promise to post a pic of it later.