Channel DIY Dorothy — Glitter-Embellished Ruby Slippers

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Glitter adds a mess of sparkles and a touch of whimsy to Alicia Kachmar and Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar’s Ruby Slippers, a magical craft project from their book "Witch Craft."
- newspaper
- shoes with smooth surface
- plastic bags
- all-purpose spray-on adhesive
- about 1 ounce red glitter
- spray-on acrylic coating in gloss finish

Source: , Witch Craft: Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute T...

Step 1

Prepare work surface with newspaper and make sure you’re in a well-ventilated area; better yet, work outside.

Step 2

Stuff each shoe with a plastic bag so that only the sections that will be covered in glitter are exposed.

Step 3

Spray half of one shoe with all-purpose spray adhesive and quickly coat with glitter (pour straight from glitter container or use spoon to sprinkle).

Step 4

Repeat on other half. Shake lightly to see if you missed any spots; respray and coat with glitter if necessary. Repeat steps 3 through 4 on the second shoe.

Step 5

Let dry half an hour. Shake out any remaining glitter onto the newspaper (collect and pour back into container, if desired).

Step 6

One at a time, cover shoes with spray-on acrylic coating.

Step 7

Let dry 30 minutes. Remove plastic bags and shake out any excess glitter.

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  • by terri.pike
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    You forgot the bows!

  • by kateandbarney
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    These look awesome! I can't wait to give them a go! Will I be able to use shoes with a patent or 'shiny' surface? K x