If there’s one thing we love more than shoes, it’s America. Okay, and maybe glitter. This DIY project combines all three—so needless to say, we’re a little obsessed! Making your own pair of (patriotic!) glitter canvas shoes is super easy and super cute.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
-Canvas slip-ons (we used the Skechers BOBS)
-A jar of Mod Podge
-Glitter in any color(s) you choose (we used red, silver and blue)
-Glossy sealant spray to finish things off
Step 1: Visualize it.
To create a patriotic effect, divide the shoe into three sections. Don’t worry about using a pencil—mentally breaking things up is just fine. Be sure to keep these separate sections in mind as you’re working on the project.
Step 2: Glitter-ize it.
Once you have your vision of the three sections, you can start working on the first third: the toe. Using your paintbrush, cover the toe of the shoe with a coat of Mod Podge. Then, sprinkle a large handful of red glitter over the entire section.
Step 3: Head to the heel.
Now you’re going to work on the third section of the shoe. No need to let the toe dry, just be careful not to touch it while working on this part. Paint this section with a thick coat of Mod Podge and repeat the glitter step, this time with blue glitter.
Step 4: Dry off.
Let the toe and the heel dry for 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 5: Approach the finish line.
Last but not least, the middle section of the shoe. Coat this section with Mod Podge, this time sprinkling silver glitter on top.
Step 6: One more time!
Now that you’ve done one full coat of glitter, repeat steps 2-5 one more time. This will give your shoes a little extra sparkle!
Step 7: Lock it in.
When you’re finished, use the sealant to set the glitter in place and let them dry overnight. Then that’s it! Someone cue the National Anthem. These shoes are as American as apple pie…but without all the calories.
Have you tried this DIY project on your favorite pair of canvas slip-ons, sneakers or flats? We’d love to see how they turned out! Share them with us in the comments below.