diy glittered shoes {a tutorial}

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My WORD, y’all . . . this is one of those DIYs that turned out so much cuter than I could have imagined, and it was SO easy to boot. Simple canvas mary janes + glitter + Mod Podge is all you need for this darling DIY. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Materials:
Mod Podge Gloss
canvas shoes (I found these mary janes from Hobby Lobby (on sale, too!)
glitter (I used gold and pink, extra fine glitter)
round foam brush
painters tape

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Step 1: First, you’ll want to glitter the straps of the shoes. Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to one of your straps, and sprinkle liberally with glitter. Tap to remove excess. Repeat with your other shoe.

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Step 2: Tape off the sides of the shoe, so that when you use your foam brush to add Mod Podge to the side of your shoe, you’ll get a scallop shape once tape is removed.

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Step 3: Use your round foam brush to dot Mod Podge around the perimeter of your shoe. Sprinkle with glitter, and then remove the tape.

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Step 4: Let dry, and tap off excess glitter. Find a cute little model to wear your new creations and you’re done!

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mod podged initial ornaments {a tutorial}

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t worry, these glittery and fun initial ornaments come together quickly and easily. They would make great gifts for all the little people in your life and would also be adorable as gift toppers!

Materials:
Mod Podge
scrapbook paper
wooden or paper mache initials
glitter

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Step 1: First, you’ll need to trace your letter onto scrapbook paper and cut out. I got these letters from Michaels, but any craft store will have something similar. Don’t forget to cut a piece for the back side of your letter as well!

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Step 2: Next, use your Mod Podge to attach your paper to your letters. For the back of each letter, insert a halved piece of twine or ribbon for hanging before Mod Podging your paper down.

Once you’re done, you’ll have this…

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Add 2-3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, making sure to let your letters dry completely between coats.

Step 3: Now for the fun part! I used extra fine gold glitter for this, but whatever you have on hand will work. What worked best for me was to lay a small pile of glitter on a piece of paper, add Mod Podge to a portion of my letter, and dip the letter in the glitter. I was able to Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter in the circle part of the “O”, but couldn’t easily get in the nooks and crannies of the “E” or “A”. That’s okay, though, I don’t think anyone will notice:)

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And there you have it! I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did.

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linking to:
ladybug blessings

the jenny evolution

tatertots & jello

Lost & Found Laundry Room Sign {a tutorial}

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If your house is anything like mine, there are always socks around that have lost their match. Today, we’re sharing a fun, creative, and stylish way to organize these lost socks until their mate is found. All you need for this project are Lost & Found Wall Quotes™ decal, a piece of wood (mine was 12″ x 16″), some paint, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and clothespins.

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Gather your supplies, and get ready to begin….

Step 1: Paint your wood (if desired). I decided to Mod Podge some circles out of wrapping paper to the sign, if you’d like to do the same, cut out your circles (I used a 3/4″ circle punch), and place them on your wood. We’ll first apply the decal to the wood, so begin by taking your decal and centering it on the frame. Tape the decal in place, and, using the tape as a hinge, flip up decal and peel off backing.

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Step 2: Lay decal back down carefully and starting from the center, squeegee the vinyl decal firmly.

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Step 3: Next, carefully peel back the transfer tape. To do this, start at a corner and peel the transfer tape off at a 180 degree angle-back and down rather than up and away. If necessary, use your fingers to press down on the vinyl as you peel back the tape.

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Step 4: Mod Podge your circles (or whatever shape you desire) down onto your board.

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Step 5: Let dry completely, and seal with one (or more) coats of Mod Podge.

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Step 6: Place your clothespins on your board, and hot glue them into place.

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Hang in your laundry room, and you’re done!

Head over to Belvedere Designs to pick up this, or one of their many other, vinyl decals!