My friend Heather is crafty. She effortlessly makes the mundane into a scene stealer. Her little girl came over one day in the cutest gold-colored flats. She told me her mom made them. I asked her to take them off this instant and let me see! What I found inside was the printed words that told me these were simple ballet slippers from Payless. Heather spray-painted the shoes gold and they were transformed. I told her I loved her idea and wanted to blog about it.
So, we set off to Payless to buy a $20 pair of ballet slippers. Jillian wanted hers to be sparkly, so I went picked up a bottle of glitter spray paint at Michaels. The can told me it was going to be deep purple with tons of glitter. Well, it was like clear nail polish with a few pieces of glitter. So, I dug through my cans of spray paint around the house and found one that would work. We ended up spraying them purple, then topping with the glitter. It’s hard to see in the photos, but there is a glittery sheen to the shoe.
I cut out a piece of parchment paper and stuffed it in the shoe so there wouldn’t be sticky spray paint on the inside. Heather tells me that the paint really does hold up well, so don’t be scared to try this! I did two coats of purple and one coat of glitter. Then we let it dry overnight.
I had Jillian try them and felt they were cute, but just a little too plain.
So, we added a fun red/orange bow! Now this is Jillian’s style!