Faça do seu all star um tênis reluzente!!!!

Eu já estava com saudades de ir até o site da Love Maegan e ver DIYs lindos como esse. Daí que não tinha como não trazer ele pra cá, né? Olha só que liiiiiiindo:

Glitter Sneaker DIY : Converse One Star for Target

converse one star DIY, Miu Miu glitter shoes, glitter sneakers DIY, faux studded steel toe - converse - target

When Target approached me about a Converse One Star DIY challenge I couldn't resist, but it wasn't until I saw these Miu Miu glitter sneakers that I had any clue how I was going to give my white sneaks a personality all their own. DIYers have been glueing glitter to their shoes for decades! The most challenging part of this DIY was figuring out what material I was going to use to create the steel toe. I was thrilled to find the little pyramid studs in my own craft closet to complete the look. And though I leave a little trail of fairy dust behind me wherever I go, I have to admit, I love the way they turned out.


Glitter Sneaker DIY - materials

Converse One Stars from Target $34.99 - courtesy of Target
Fabric glue
* I used Crayola paint brushes to apply the glue.
Silver glitter {I bought an 8oz jar but only used 1/4" of it. 4oz is plenty.
Fine glitter in black
* Painter's tape
* Iron-on silver pyramid studs {which I can't seem to find online}


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* Squeeze a large amount of fabric glue into a cup or plate. Tape down the sides of your sneakers with your painter's tape. Using a paintbrush, apply a moderately thick layer of glue to the tongue of your shoe.

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* Place your sneaker in an open box and sprinkle a generous amount of glitter over your glue.

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* Once your tongue is almost dry, remove the tape from the sides of your shoe and apply a generous layer of glue to your sides. It's best to do one at a time because the glue dries pretty fast.

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* Sprinkle your larger silver glitter and shake to remove excess.

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* Since I was trying to mimic the charcoal silver Miu Miu shoes, and couldn't find dark silver glitter, I added fine black glitter on top of my large silver glitter to fill in some of the tiny areas to make it appear darker. {this was my preference. If you can find a darker silver glitter, this step is unnecessary}

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* Shake your shoe and allow the black fine glitter to settle and discard any unwanted silver glitter. If you missed any spots, now is your chance to add a little more glue and fill them in.

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* To create a faux steel toe, I used small iron-on pyramid studs which I found at JoAnn's a few years ago.

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* Paint a generous amount of glue on the rubber toe of your sneaker. You'll have to work quickly because it dries fast!

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* Begin adding your studs at the center where the rubber meets the glitter and work out from there to either of the edges. Then create a sort of T by placing studs in a row down to the tip toe of your shoe and work out from there.

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*I didn't want to go over the black line around the sole so I created a bit of a pyramid effect with staggered edges.

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* A pyramid with pyramid studs ;)

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* Hoping to get a dark gray, I dyed my shoelaces black with Rit Dye. However, the dye barely took at all and left the laces a very light gray. I almost wish I just left them white. My advice if you want a darker shoe lace is to just buy them or use a satin ribbon instead.


Glitter Sneaker DIY  with studded toe

Glitter Sneaker DIY with   studded toe -    glitter silver converse

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