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Glittered Dorothy Shoes

My little niece, Sarah, is in third grade and is going as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for Halloween. Everyone knows the most important part – aside from Toto, is the pair of ruby slippers. Unfortunately, Sarah’s mom couldn’t find anything comparable at the stores, so she asked me to transform the above vinyl pair the best I could. Their first choice was glitter.

First thing I did was Google the shoes for a picture.

Next I bought sequins and tried a Crafty Chica version, which came out like this…

They didn’t quite come out like the original…Sarah and I agreed we would go with old school micro glitter (plus, I ran out of sequins!). This is the end result:

(Bows still to come!)

They came out super sparkly and Sarah-approved. She is ready to rock the third grade Halloween party!

To make these shoes, first paint them red, if they are not so already. If they are vinyl, you’ll need to sand them down to give them “grip”. Then coat with Aleene’s Fabric Fusion one section at a time and pour on the glitter (I used my Crafty Chica Rockabilly Ruby). I wanted these shoes to last a long time, so I finished them off with two coats of high-gloss spray varnish.


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