I am so thankful that gardening season is nearly upon us, just one more day of gray and I might just start to scream! I have just recently discovered that I need some new gardening shoes. My trouble is that I really can’t justify buying a new pair of fun and flirty gardening shoes because I have several pair of old faded tennis shoes sitting in a pile in the garage. Those faded and tired old shoes have sat there for an entire season because I just couldn’t come to terms with throwing them away. So I am going to share with you all how I turned those ugly shoes into glittery, glamorous gardening shoes for under ten bucks!
You see the way I see it is this; if Micheal Kors can produce a glitter sneaker that sells for $275.00, yes that is correct and ridiculous! I’ll share my little secret on how we can make our own pair for under $9.95! Who knows we might just have a proposal for a business venture here…
So today is our monthly Ten on The Tenth !
Whoo Hoo! Bargains galore friends!
Links are at the end of this post and you and I won’t want to miss out on a single one of them. I am always just as surprised and tickled as you as to what everyone else is creating and coming up with.
Let us begin at the very beginning of this nifty and thrifty project with this pair of old faded black pair of Mossimo tennis shoes from target. The inspiration for this project came to me when I was shoe shopping with some blogging friends. One thing led to another as we were chatting and laughing. ( I honestly don’t think that they thought I’d follow through with this notion!) So today let’s take these faded old tennis shoes and elevate them to gardening chic.
I am excited, are you!
Get Ready-this project can be completed in just 6 hours.
SUPPLIES FOR DIY GLITTERY AND GLAMOROUS GARDENING SHOES
STEP ONE ASSEMBLE SUPPLIES
- Mod Podge.
- Painters Tape.
- Paint Brush.
- Measuring Cup.
- Spatula/Spoon For Mixing.
- Paper Towels.
- Paper/Plastic to cover work space.
- Tennis shoes.
- Plastic container for modge podge and glitter.
- Polyurethane spray to seal shoes.
- Toothpicks to remove mixture from shoelace holes.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIY GLITTER AND GLAMOROUS GARDENING SHOES
- Cover work area.
- Tape off shoes.
- Mix Modge Podge and Glitter together for maximum sticking power. About 1 1/2 parts glitter to 1 part glue.
- Remove laces from shoes before applying glitter and modge podge mixture.
- Apply Mixture with paint brush and let dry for 3 hours and reapply mixture if desired.
- Use toothpicks to “clean,” out modge podge mixture on lace holes on shoes.
- Once shoes are completely dry spray with polyurethane.
- Lace shoes.
These glitter and glamorous gardening shoes are all ready to be sealed, laced and worn into the garden!
I think Sadie likes my new glittery shoes too, or maybe she likes the scent of the treat I have in my coat pocket….what do you think!
I think that there are so many possibilities with this project and the real key is to just let your imagination take you on the journey of creativity. Love to hear from you on how you would take this concept and make it your own!
Thank you for joining me and feel free to enjoy the creativity of the bloggers listed below!
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