Mixed Metals DIY: Zara Glitter Heeled Sandal Inspired Shoes

10 November 2011

After seeing these gorgeous babies on the Zara website, I couldn't help but think it could be done in the comfort of my own home using a few pairs of shoes that could use a whole new life. Little did I know how much I would love the end result, someone is really going to have to take the glitter away from me before I "glitterize" my condo...

So I rounded up my materials, like the shirt DIY (and in case you were wondering, it washes well).
 I started with silver, so I mixed my glue with 2 parts glitter and 1 part mod podge, applied a first coat on where I wanted the 'silver' to be and let dry. Then applied another coat until it was fully covered.
 Then I mixed the gold like noted above...
 And applied it to where I wanted the gold to lay on the shoe, I originally was going to leave some black open, but my future "DIY-er" ran in and smudged it, thus having to cover the whole shoe.
Since the Zara shoe actually has black glitter, I will be applying that at a later date to entirely finish the idea, who knew black glitter was slightly difficult to find. (I left some of the edges black to keep up with the black, silver and gold them)....
shirt old navy, skirt nordstrom, belt vintage, bag target, shoes DIY/Jessica Simpson (06), Bracelet c/o Mimi's The Look For Less, Necklace c/o Honey Rose and K


15 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh what a great idea! They look great!

TaraMixandMatch said...

You are so creative...all of your projects turn out amazing...I wish I were as gifted :)

Collette Osuna said...

Those turned out really really cute!!!!

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Fashion By Alicia said...

Love these! I have glitter all over my house after my last DIY project.

JJ said...

LOVE this! I've been looking for cute glitter pumps, but all the ones I've found aren't my size/are too expensive. Now I'll just take matters into my own hands and make my own.

My Dressy Ways said...

I LOVE! "My future DIY-er ran in and smudged it..." LOL. Sounds like my house. :)

modern Suburbanites said...

very cute!
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE how they turned out :) Gorgeous!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

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Courtney B said...

I never would've guessed you glittered these yourself!
Best. Idea. EVER.

Amber said...

Such a cute idea and VERY well done!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Looks great my crafty friend! I will be buying the Zara shoes because I am obsessed (and because I have no time to DIY).

InkedandSewn said...

Love your blog! my blog is similar to yours... i have alot of DIY projects on a budget featured there:)

think you would like it.

www.inkedandsewn.com

smalltownbigwardrobe said...

This is genius! I wonder if you can find black glitter now that Halloween is over? I know I've seen it for Halloween crafts before... it would look amazing on shoes, but I love the color you have now. So cute!

Virginia Lindsay said...

So cute! You look great. awesome shoes!

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