DIY Glitter Cap Toe Shoes {for kids or adults}

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

Last year for Delilah’s birthday, I got these adorable pewter lace up oxford style shoes for her and unfortunately she wasn’t a fan and rarely chose to wear them. I didn’t take it personally though, she has a fondness for all things pink and purple at the moment and I know she’ll grow into her own style over time… oh and also, because she’s a toddler ;) But since the adorable lace ups still fit, I thought maybe if we sparkled them up a bit together, she’d be more inclined to wear them before she outgrows them in a few months.

The teeth marks I found on one of the toes led me to believe one of her 3 adorable, but feisty doggies may have thought they were a snack! So the glitter cap toe idea I had in mind not only added new life to her unworthy shoes, it also disguised the teeth marks. Delilah was the perfect little helper and I think she was very VERY pleased with her brand new shoes.

I glittered up a pair of my own lace ups to join in the fun.

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

Note: there will be far more photos than necessary in this DIY tutorial {which is very similar to these glitter sneakers} simply because of the cute factor going on here. Also, I suggest two adults to one toddler to protect your sanity. Though Delilah is very patient and obedient and a pleasure to work with, my mom helped out and was my assistant photographer for the day.

What you’ll need…

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY
* Shoes
* Mod Podge
* Foam sponge or brush
* Glitter
* Paper or cardboard boxes to keep the mess to a minimum

Steps…

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* Lay out your paper and pour your glitter into bowls {because it’s more fun for toddlers!}

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* With your foam sponge or brush, apply a medium to thick layer of mod podge {because it works better than any other glue} to wherever you wish your glitter to land.

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* Dip your shoe into the glitter…

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* And/Or sprinkle your glitter heavily onto the wet glue and shake off the excess.

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* Let dry for an hour or so… {glitter should feel hard to the touch, not move around}

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* CRUCIAL STEP: once your first round of glitter/glue is dry… repeat the steps above by applying another thick layer of mod podge directly onto your glittered area and covering it with more glitter. This will really set your glitter in place and keep it on your shoe for the long haul. You can ALSO create a mix of glitter and glue together and apply that on top for extra sealant {see below} Let dry over night…

Voila!

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

But Delilah wasn’t satisfied until we added some pink…

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

* Note the second coat technique above ;)

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

Voila… Voila!

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

glitter shoes, glitter cap toe shoes DIY

Have Fun!

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31 Comments

  • Patty

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    This is the most beautiful DIY I’ve ever seen! Great job!

  • Jessi

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    What a fun project!! Even when little Dee grows out of those shoes, they are so pretty, they must be kept!
    xoxo J

  • Afayah Prendergast

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m about to make glitter pumps this week! But doing this for your daughter is so wonderful and her little shoes are so cute! http://beautyjamaica.blogspot.com/

  • Anesa

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, it is so cool! I love glitters. Thank you for so nice manual =)

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  • Sonya Nimri

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    Love this Meagan! Sooo adorable!

  • Katya

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    cute idea♥

  • el_martina

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    this idea is sooo cool! and little angel-girl look like she got lots of fun!

  • Mawiyah

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    Awww – you’re totally “the fun Aunt” :)

  • Maria @ GLD

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    Aw! This is so beautiful!!! Love all the pics! I’d love to see more DIY’s with Delilah

  • Jennifer

    August 28, 2012 | Reply
  • thankfifi

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    the girl has style – the pink makes them! you were right – cuteness overload – she is so beautiful

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • aliciainlondonland

    August 28, 2012 | Reply

    So cute!! Love the shoes and the pics are adorable!
    xoxo

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  • Dina

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    Cuteness overload I can’t stop gushing! I am loving glitter details on everything this season :)

  • glitzyblues.com

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    Most adorable DIY Ever? I think so!

  • Anonymous

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    It is so very good designing and stylish shoes for the Kids.
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  • Elle

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    Such a lovely DIY! :)
    xx Elle
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  • Me salen alas

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    GU A UUUU!!!!

  • The RedViolet

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    Such a wonderful idea.
    And the shoes look really great. Good job. :)

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    August 29, 2012 | Reply

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  • Liesl

    August 29, 2012 | Reply

    SO adorable for a little girl, or even big girl…always nice to have a little magical sparkle in your life! :)

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    August 29, 2012 | Reply
  • Life's a shoe

    August 30, 2012 | Reply

    what a lovely DIY! love it!

  • Anonymous

    August 30, 2012 | Reply

    It is stylish and amazing shoes for the girls .

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  • Lyndsy

    August 30, 2012 | Reply

    such a fun and cute activity to do together! they turned out darling!

  • Anonymous

    August 31, 2012 | Reply

    It is so stylish and good shoes .
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  • Kez

    September 1, 2012 | Reply

    I am not an overly clucky person (despite having my own gorgeous cherub), but this post made me cluck cluck cluck! So gorgeous! Her time with you must be so precious – you’re amazing :)
    xoxo

  • kellie | awesome fireplace

    September 7, 2012 | Reply

    Im soo happy I found this post! My daughter has too many shoes that she doesn’t like wearing maybe because the colors were dull and boring. I’m gonna try this to one of her shoes and maybe she’ll love to wear them coz its sparkly! :) )

  • Be A Saint

    September 12, 2012 | Reply

    Love this! Where did you purchase your shoes (the adult sized ones)? My daughter loves shoes like that and we can’t find any.

  • bashashhazbaz

    March 14, 2013 | Reply

    those are adorable!

  • Glamorous Mommy

    July 26, 2013 | Reply

    These are absolutely adorable! Totally doing this for me and my little one <3

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  • audrey

    November 6, 2013 | Reply

    This is SPECTACULAR!!! I am running out to try this! Thank you for posting this.

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