Monday, December 5, 2011

Project Re-Style #47 Glitter Heel Fix

I was debating over a couple of Re-Styles this week, but because of a few parties,  the glitter heels won out in the end. 

Welcome everyone to my Project Re-Style Monday. 
I have only 5 more Re-Styles left to reach the the one year mark.
  I can hardly believe that a whole  year has passed.  
  This week I am saving a pair of shoes from the garbage. Glitter heels have been all over the internet, from I Spy DIY's Glitter heels to A Pair and a Spare's Glitter boots.  I am going to use what I have learned  to save a pair of my beloved heels from the trash bin. One night while I was having a wonderful time, my poor heels went through a grate, shredded beyond repair.
Ruined ~so I thought~
But  leave it to a little glue and glitter to save the day. Not only did this  hide my poor messed up heels,  it gave my shoes just enough sparkle for that holiday party. 
So Girls, if you have a pair of shoes you love, but feel like you can't wear them because the heel looks like a cheese grater, grab your glue and glitter and get to work.
Tutorial
Things you need

  1. Glitter ~I used Martha Stewart, fine glitter in Smoky Quartz ~
  2. Glue ~ Mod Podge~
  3. Paint brush
  4. Paper plate

 Mix your glue with you glitter
 make a thick paste
Place the mixture on your heel.
let dry,
Repeat






Now you and your shoes  can hit the town, 
unashamed of their grated past.

More Glitter Shoe fixes
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47 down 5 to go
I hope all of you have a wonderful night.
Thanks for joining me,
Come back next week to see what I do for #48.
Lots of <3,
Anne
Linking to
Etcetorize

139 comments:

  1. I love this and the color of the glitter you used! Beautiful!

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  2. I'm SURE I've got some heels that need fixed!!!

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  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! I've wanted to do this for a long time. I need to find a pair of heels to do this to...

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  4. LOVE them!! What a great solution! I'm off to scuff up a pair of heels so I can try this out (wink) ;)

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  5. They look hot, perfect for the End of the Year Party!!!

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  6. OMG, love love love this Anne!! Happy Holidays!!

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  7. i wonder if this can be applied over a whole shoe??!?! i "need" some glitter shoes, bought a pretty conservative and need some sparkles thrown in. What kind of glitter did you use?

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  8. I used Martha Stewart ultra fine glitter, and yes I think you could do this to the whole shoe. Just put and extra coat of mod podge as a sealer and top coat.

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  9. I can't wait to try this...I have some heels in desperate need of help and a little pizazz!

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  10. came over from pintrest. OMG so genius. Thank you!

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  11. This is awesome! A lot of my heels are ruined from all the ice/snow/gravel-thrown-on-top we have where I live. This is a perfect way to save my heels just a little longer!

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  12. Great idea!!! Love the glitter, how fun:-)

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  13. I also came over from Pinterest. I found a brand new pair of fire-engine-red stilletos in my unusual size (11) at a thrift store for $7.

    I bought them and wear them to really special occasions (I have foot problems). At my cousin's wedding, my shoes were complimented a LOT, but my feet were KILLING me, so, at one point, I sunk my heels into the gravel, in order to ease the load on the balls of my feet. A stylish woman came up to me and said, I love your shoes, but I am so mad at you! I said, "What? Why?", she said, "You are ruining your shoes!!!"

    Oops, she was right. I still wear them, on occasion, but this project will give them a whole new lease on life! (Time to run out and buy silver glitter!) :-D

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  14. Love Love Love this project! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  15. YES! I have a pair of nude patent heels that are my absolute fave go to's. And they are ruined from rain grates and driving in them here in Seattle. This is EXACTLY what I need to do. I was wondering how the application worked, but this makes TOTAL sense. Thank you!!!!

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  16. Another one from Pinterest here! :] What kind of glue did you use? I have a pair of black round toe pumps that I cannot get rid of but have the most ridiculous heels ever. Excited to try this!

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  17. Hey Sarah, I used Mod Podge glue. It works great!!
    <3
    Anne

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  18. Love this!! Are you going to glitter up a clutch bag next? Please say yes! :D

    Wynn
    http://wynn-notetoself.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is a wonderful idea! Resourceful and helps to cut costs of buying new heels after a couple rough wears!

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  20. i was wondering what glitter you used on your heels, I love the color and how they turned out! also, how many times do you repeat the process?
    thanks for the tutorial :)

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  21. Did you have to smooth out the heels first? i was wondering if sandpaper would be needed to give the heels a clean new finish. Thanks & great work! I love your sparkly heels!

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  22. Katie, I did not have to do anything but clean them really well. The glue and glitter covered everything completely.

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  23. Such a smart cookie! I never thought about using this as a solution to hiding damaged heels. I wonder if it would look funny if suddenly all of my shoes had glitter heels~ Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize!

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  24. This is SO awesome. I am definitely going to do this!!

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  25. HI! I did this! Your instructions and photos were so great, I was inspired! See my results here: http://cakeforbreakfast.net/2011/12/14/glitter-shoes/ My photos are a tad too dark, but the shoes look fantastic! Thanks!

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  26. Супер!))) Надо попробовать)))

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  27. The author lies - it did not repair old shoes! He is impossible so to bleach a skin. He has put shine on new shoes!

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  28. I am sorry if it ruined your heels, This a fix for old messed up heels. It fixed mine. Not sure what you did, but mine worked great..

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  29. such a great idea! thank you!

    xx www.yuliamoscow.com

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  30. This is pure genius! I'm sooo doing this to several pairs of heels I've been holding onto, but not wearing because of the nasty heel. THANKS for sharing!

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  31. I have a pair of black boots... wonder how this would look with black glitter?

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  32. Love this idea.. but what if your shoes are a deep red. Would it look tacky to do this on colored shoes?? Or what would you suggest. The cream shoes look great with that glitter but I am afraid if I do it to red, it will look cheap.

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  33. hey Brandi, I saw it done on a pair of fuscha heels and it worked very well. Scroll up from yours to Sarah's comments and she has a link to the pics. Both ladies did an excellent job with their shoes! If I wore heels I would be all over this, but I did pass the tip on to my mom.

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  34. I think a colored heel would look awesome. Even a gold on Red or a black on red would be nice. Sarah, in a comment above, has done a Red shoe and they look fantastic... I think I will try something a little more daring next time.
    Thanks
    Everyone for all the sweet comments
    Hugs
    Anne

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  35. Really great hide! over from Pinterest!

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  36. Love this! Got any ideas for fixing the heels of heels worn to work? Glitter would not go over very well...

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    1. Hey Colleen, I am looking into some different heels for you, for work. Send me your Email and I will let you know when they are done:)

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  37. Thank you for the instructions. My brothers ex wife use to dazzle her shoes but would not share the technique. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Myriam

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    1. your so very welcome, sharing is fun!!!

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  38. martha stewart now has a paint with glitter in it at home depot!

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  39. I don't know if you already answered this, but, how many coats did you do? Also, did you need to put a "finishing" product on to seal it all up?

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    1. I put two coats of glue to seal it just to be safe!
      Thanks for the question!!
      Anne

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  40. hi. I love this idea. thank you for sharing!

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  41. How'd you get the shoes so white?

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    1. I cleaned them, but I think it is the lighting that makes them look white, they are actually a bone color.

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    2. I love this idea on the shoes. I will definitely try this. Maybe even on a pair of loafers that I have just for grins and giggles.

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  42. This is an awesome idea! I don't have any "grated" shoes, but I bet I can find some in my closet that could use a little pizazz! Thanks!

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    1. Your Welcome,I love jazzing up shoes!!!
      Have a great day!!
      Anne

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  43. What a creative touch Dear,I come here first time via pinterest... what a great transformation... very lovely...Your newest follower too...
    Hope you would like to visit me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    With love
    Farah

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  44. Wow this is so amazing, and so creative! I'm impressed! Thanks for the idea, I'll definitely try it out :)

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  45. Awesome! Love it!

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  46. Just a tip... I have done this many times and you will get a very neat clean edge if you masking tape the edge of the soles off before glittering... Then very carefully using a craft knife, trim the tape off so it does not pull up your glitter....now finish with the top seal coat.... Presto! A very professional looking job!

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    1. Thank you so much for the tip.
      Have a fantastic day!
      Anne

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  47. I just used a Sharpie on my heel today, but now I think some black glitter is the next project!

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  48. I LOVE this idea and I can't wait to try it!!! Quick question...has anyone has issues with the glitter coming off or does the glue make it more stable and permanent?

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  49. Hi there. Thank you so much!! I have worn my shoes out twice, since I have done this project and my shoes have held up wonderfully. I also put two coats of glue over the glitter, letting them dry in between, which seals the glitter in all nice and snug.
    Thanks for the question!!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  50. Hey!I love your shoes !!!!
    My name is Argiro and i have black shoes what color should i put on the shoes and what kind of glue should i use??

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    1. I think Silver or gold glitter would look nice with Black shoes. I used Mod podge Glue for my project and it worked great. just make sure you put two coats of glue to seal the glitter.
      Anne

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  51. my Email is argirotsilia@hotmail.com ! Thank you a lot :)

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  52. Hi, did you use the whole container of glitter? And how much glue did you use w/ it?

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    1. I only used a very small amount of glue. maybe about 3oz for the shoes I did. But if your heels are bigger you might use more glue.
      Anne

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  53. Love this so much I almost want to ruin a pair of heels to have an excuse to try it out... So pleased pinterest ma me see your post!

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  54. glitter heels DIY still more interesting than buy it.

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  55. What a creative ideas for old worn shoes, but I think even new ones would work.

    I have a pair of heels and I put a row or sticky tape that it came with rhinestones and put it on my shoes. Just ran the rhinestone up the heels. Never thought of something as simple as glitter.

    Love your creativity and the shoes.

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  56. What a Wonderful Idea ... I just damaged a pair of heels this weekend, so I'll be fixing them this weekend with your wonderful technique :)

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    1. Thank you Marina, I love simple fixes for things...

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  57. Works with sand also, ladies, for less formal look!

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    1. ooooo sand, that is an awesome Idea!!

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    2. I tried it with a pair on saddles....super cute!

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  58. Do you think that using the Gloss Mod Podge is a factor? I only have the Matte Mod Podge and I have no idea if that makes a difference or not!

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    1. I don't think it will make too much of a difference. I have used both gloss and matte. gloss leaves just a little more sparkle.
      :)

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  59. I recently had a friend tramp on the front of my heels while wearing her own creating a big rip on mine. Would this glitter fix work for an entire shoe or just the heel area in the back? - Justine

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    1. I don't see why it wouldn't work for the entire shoe. Try it out, if your shoe is ruined anyway, what do you have to lose.

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    2. That's true, thanks! Have you tried the glitter on any darker shoes? I'm not sure what color to put on top of my black ones.

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  60. I recently bought a pair of secondhand wedding shoes and the heels are looking a bit worn so i'm definitely doing this so I can make them look like new again. I love the glitter, its gorgeous. thank you x

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  61. What a great project! I've never done a DIY before, but I would like to try this. Where would I get Mod Podge glue from? Never heard of it. Lol. Also, when the glue dries, it dries clear?

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  62. Oh, I just posted the last comment about the glue. My email address is Browny826@gmail.com. Thanks!!

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  63. so u mix the two do one coat let it dry nd do another coat dont u have to put jus the glitter on the shoe at one point. like oneof the steps???

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    1. You can do that if you want to! It is up to you:)

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  64. I just used this idea on a pair of heels that looked like grated cheese. I bought the gloss modpodge and a variety pack of glitter as well as a stencil paint brush set. The color of the shoe was a grey and so I used silver glitter on the heels. It took 5 coats of the mixture but i am wearing these shoes today and they look fantastic! They look store bought! Thank you for this idea! It is saving me money!

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    1. Your welcome, and thank yo so much!!!
      :)

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  65. The glue does dry clear and I bought the modpodge glue at a Hobby Lobby but I believe any craft store will have this glue for sale. it comes it matt finish or the gloss. I bought the gloss.

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    1. Yes it will dry Clear. I like the gloss finish.:)

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  66. In the process now!! Just put first coat on! About how long do you think it takes to dry? You probably should let them dry completely right? I'm doing fine black glitter (JoAnn brand) on a very expensive pair of 4 inchers I have ruined. Thank you so much for this! Keep up with the great ideas!
    Ginny

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  67. I will definitely try this at home. Thank you.

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  68. Brilliant idea! I will try this myself

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  69. Great tutorial, thanks! You used a gloss modge podge right, would you suggest that for a satin heel, or should I use fabric modge podge? Also, would you mind confirming if you did 5 MP steps, letting it dry completely in between? 1. Glitter MP 2. Plain MP 3. Glitter MP 4. Plain MP 5. Glitter MP?


    Thanks! You're awesome!

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  70. I had run across this on pinterest before and thought it was clever, but i looked it up tonight b/c I realized what terrible shape my black pumps are in after i wore them a couple days ago! I wasn't sure what kind of glue to use so i am glad i found your blog! Gonna give this a try with something dark. Thanks!

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  71. So awesome. Thank you for the pictures in the tutorial! SO excited to try.

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  72. That is awesome!! My shoes and I thank you!!

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  73. So does anyone have a pic what it looks like on black shoes? btw I'm also over from Pinterest.

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  74. helo, Sua ideia é fantástica. Obrigada pela dica. Seu post está sendo visitado por varias pessoas no Brasil. Ideia muito original.

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    1. Agradecemos muito muito .. muito amor para você ..

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  75. Eu adorei
    muito massa, tenho vários sapatos precisando de unas concertos
    ;)

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  76. U are very smart and creative.u just blow my mind.I have a pair of boots that are peeling all over and i love love the boots and dont want to throw them away but glitter over the whole boots would be too much.Do u have any suggestions?THANKS

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    1. Let me start by saying thank you so much.. mmm you could try and glitter half and paint the other half. Or Glitter the whole boot the same color glitter if they are black use a super fine black glitter. I think That would look good.

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  77. GREAT!!!! Thank you! - Köszi! :-)

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  78. Great suggestion. Will this work on patent heels?

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    1. If you sand down your heel with a very fine sand paper it should work great.
      <3

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  79. you are a genius! am going to try this!
    Lovely!
    Best, Zia
    http://tisallaboutthefashion.blogspot.in/

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  80. Do the heels need to be a certain material for the glitter and glue to stick? Thanks!

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    1. No, although leather, suede and faux leather work best. I am not sure about patent leather I have not done that yet.:)

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  81. I love this and honestly can't wait to try this on my favorite black pumps. I have been hanging on to them but the heels are so worn! And I LOVE SPARKLE!
    Thanks for sharing your tips. I am going to do this this weekend.
    Lisa
    Lisadcalvin@yahoo.com

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  82. Otima ideia! vcs estão de parabéns!!!

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  83. Wow!!!
    I loved the hint!!!!!!

    Kis kis... Danyi

    http://rigbyandbeauty.blogspot.com.br/

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  84. I absolutely love this! I just found out that my pair of expensive silver heels I bought for prom are all scuffed up on the heel..and I am hoping I can do this to give them a fresh 'new' start! Awesome :)

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  85. I saw this on Pintrest and fell in love. I am thinking of doing this to the shoes I am going to wear for my wedding in July. Of course, I need to do a practice run with another pair of shoes. Such a shame to have multiple pair of sparkly shoes ;-)

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  86. Thank you. I have a pair of gorgeous leather shoes that the dog chewed just one of the heels leather. I refused to throw them out since I nevet worn them. Now I can make em Glitter wearable. Thank you again.

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  87. Amei.
    http://belasebellas.blogspot.com.br/

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  88. This week I am saving a pair of shoes from the garbage. Glitter heels have been all over the internet, from I Spy DIY's Glitter heels to A Pair and ... 4blackheels.blogspot.com

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  89. I did this with black glitter on black heels and it isn't sparkly.��

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