Tinkerbell shoes

Friday, October 21, 2011
This year, the Cutie Patootie decided that she wants to be Tinkerbell for Halloween.  I enjoy making the kids' costumes rather than buying them.  (Ok, Ok, I do buy some of the components to the costumes, so my costumes are really semi-homemade...)

Here is a peek at C's Tinkerbell costume.  These shoes are a great example of my semi-homemade costume concept.

Items needed:
  • Old Shoes (ballet flats or similar style)
  • Craft paint (Color of glitter)
  • paint brush
  • Glitter  (This project took 1 1/2 tubes of glitter) 
  • Mod Podge (Dries clear / better option than glue)
  • Hot Glue
  • Large Pom Poms (found in craft store / normally in a pack of 4)

  1. Wipe old shoes clean with a damp cloth / stuff shoes with newspaper or plastic shopping bags. (this keeps the inside of the shoes clean and glitter free)
  2. Paint body of shoes with craft paint, let dry completely
  3. Paint on Mod Podge and Sprinkle with Glitter . (It is easier to do this process one small section at a time.  (Toe/Side/Back/Side)  This way the mod podge doesn't dry up before covering it. s
  4. Let dry completely
  5. Hot glue pom poms to the toes of the shoes.

There you have it!

Since I already had the old shoes, mod podge, and craft paint laying around this project only cost a couple of dollars for the glitter and pom poms.

Pretty good for a two dollar transformation don't you think?!

With whimsy~


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