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How to make glitter sneakers

Give personality to your old kicks!

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My sneakers were grey but I wanted black sparkle kicks, so I started by using black acrylic paint to cover the outside fabric on my shoes. I got a little paint on the rubber toes, but I can clean that

My sneakers were grey but I wanted black sparkle kicks, so I started by using black acrylic paint to cover the outside fabric on my shoes. I got a little paint on the rubber toes, but I can clean that

I painted over the lacing grommets on my shoes, but if you have the patience & time just carefully paint around them. While your paint is drying combine modpodge & glitter in mixing cup.

You can make your mix as thick or thin with glitter as you like. The thicker the mix the less coats you'll need. I used black glitter on top of a black shoe to hide any gaps in my layers of sparkle.

You can make your mix as thick or thin with glitter as you like. The thicker the mix the less coats you'll need. I used black glitter on top of a black shoe to hide any gaps in my layers of sparkle.

Add your glitter mix in small patches trying not to rework areas that you've already gone over- or it will pull up the glitter that you just laid down. The Modpodge goes on white but it'll dry clear.

Add your glitter mix in small patches trying not to rework areas that you've already gone over- or it will pull up the glitter that you just laid down. The Modpodge goes on white but it'll dry clear.

These are my shoes with one coat of glitter glue.  I put about 3 coats on, and on my final and fourth coat I used Fine sized black glitter.

These are my shoes with one coat of glitter glue. I put about 3 coats on, and on my final and fourth coat I used Fine sized black glitter.

Once all of your layers are dry you can put your laces back in and head out on the town! I made a mistake & used matte modgepodge, otherwise you'd see the sparkle better. It comes in various finishes.

Once all of your layers are dry you can put your laces back in and head out on the town! I made a mistake & used matte modgepodge, otherwise you'd see the sparkle better. It comes in various finishes.

You might want to think about adding a protective coating to your new sparkle kicks, or at least try not to stand in puddles. I'm not sure that Modpodge can handle that kind of craziness. I dunno.

  • Shoes
  • Modpodge
  • Glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Disposable mixing container