Summer Kicks

Saw this post on How to Make Summer City Shoes over at Joy the Baker on Friday.

Made a kid sneaker version for L on Saturday.

She wore them all day Sunday.

It was a glitterific glam weekend.

Here’s how I made L’s new groovy blues…

Materials needed: Canvas shoes for toddlers/kids, duct tape, glitter, Mod Podge, a paint brush, scissors, and a container to make the glitterness.

First, remove the shoe laces; then, duct tape the sides of the soles.

To make the glitterpodge, I used little less than 1/2 cup Mod Podge with 1/4 cup glitter. If making toddler shoes, you’ll have some left over and it should be more than enough for older kid kicks.

Like in Joy the Baker‘s how-to, I painted on the first coat thin. Waited 30 mins. The second I globbed it on. Waited 30 mins. Then the third was only touch ups.

In between coats, they dried in some afternoon sunshine.

Side Note: I did take the duct tape off before the shoes had completely dried. I guess I was worried I had applied too much of the glitterpodge on the taped off soles and if I had waited until completely dry, the tape might have torn the glitterpodge off the shoe canvas.

Did this entire craft during L’s afternoon nap.

Ready to kick it this summer. Park and poolside.

Might just have to make a pair for myself…


5 Responses to “Summer Kicks”

  1. Grace says:

    These look great!
    I first saw them at Joy the Bakers website then stumbled across your blog, and I really want to make a pair!

    • Rebecca says:

      Thanks, Grace! I’m thinking of making a pair for myself later this week… just need to decide on a color. :)

  2. Mom says:

    Lorelei has a cool mom!


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