Saturday, December 22, 2012

Glittered Rainbow Baby Shoes Ornament

It's my friends' little girl's first Christmas. They are into rainbows, so I thought I would transform a pink porcelain baby shoes ornament into a snazzy rainbow pair.
I used a LOT of glitter. I made a mess. Embrace it. The results are worth it!
The glitter I used, from red to purple:
  1. #7 - Red Rose - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  2. #349 - Garnet Red - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  3. #56 - Pumpkin Orange - - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  4. #350 - Butterscotch - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  5. #361 - Cat Eyes Yellow - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  6. #280 - Lime Rind Green - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  7. #109 - Cavalado Green - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  8. #234 - Turquoise Blue/Green - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  9. #113 - Sky Blue - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  10. #270 - Chesapeake Blue - Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
  11. #24 - Royal Wink Blue - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  12. #13 - Plum Pink (Purple) - Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
And I used 3D Embossit Art Glitter Adhesive to give the areas I glittered a little bit of a lift. Here are the shoes prior to starting... (if you happen to want these shoes, I sell them on my website, too!)
First, I removed the bows from the shoes...
Then I smothered one shoe in glue using a paintbrush...
I then started slowly adding glitter in the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple order...
I did the same thing to shoe #2 and voila... here they are all finished:

With the leftover glitter (isn't it gorgeous?!), I made a few gift tags. I smothered each tag in glue using my finger and pressed it into the glitter, like so:

To see more projects and art by Carrie, check out her blog Violet Cottage.


  1. These are different! So cute! Love that tags too!

  2. How adorable! You really transformed the plain shoe into something unique! I love the color, so cool! plus it can be folded. This is the first time I saw this. Amazing!