DIY: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Glitter Litas’ Inspired Shoes
Inspired by Jeffrey Campbell’s Glitter Litas, I headed to the arts & crafts store to do my own cheaper & DIY version of the popular shoe.
Things You’ll Need:
- Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
- Makeup Applicators
- Goop Adhesive
- Scotch Tape
- and of course…a pair of shoes!
I got these ankle length cowboy booties from Kmart for $3.74. They were originally $19.99 and were on sale for 50% off the already $7.49 discount price.
Start out by taking the Scotch tape and covering any areas that you don’t want to be covered in glitter. You can the entire shoe if you want, but I opted against it.
Scotch tape works better than other types of tape because it doesn’t stick to itself, folds into the creases of the shoe easily and is easy to remove without leaving sticky residue.
Next…cover any metal (brackets, shoe string holes, etc) on the shoe with Vaseline using a Q-tip. This will keep any glitter from sticking to it.
I choose to buy 2 different glitter colors in order to create a more multi-dimensional look. I chose a deep pink and a bronze. I bought the small bottles of pink glitter on purpose that way I could use the bottle as a ‘measuring cup’.
I started by pouring an entire bottle of pink glitter into a small container.
*Put down newspaper or a large trash bag to catch excess glitter that spills.
Then I filled the empty pink glitter bottle with bronze glitter that way the final batch of glitter had equal parts pink & bronze. (You can create a make shift funnel for pouring the glitter from 1 container to another by cutting a piece of paper into a circle, cutting a slit halfway across the center, wrapping the paper around itself, and then clipping off the tip.)
Mix the glitter using the tip of the scissors. Once the glitter is mixed evenly, pour a portion back into the original glitter container.
Here’s where it gets fun…
Spread the Goop onto a small area of the shoe using a makeup applicator.
Sprinkle on the glitter and then press it with your finger to make sure it sticks good.
Let dry for a FULL 24 hrs! You’ll apply a 2nd layer after the glitter has completely dried.
After drying for 24 hrs and a second layer of glitter…
Also decided to try a less “safe, everyday” look.
Not sure where I’m ever going to wear these, but I got a lot of comments on them as I was taking theses pics and they were lots of fun to make. :)