Nail polish isn’t just for nails you know?!
You’ve probably all seen people using it to color their keys somewhere on the internet.
A while back my husband said I had plenty of nail polish, I should do my nails more often. But then during hunting season he asked me for my brightest colors. But the were not bright enough. And he said a list of neon colors he would like me to get.
Why you might ask? To paint his gun sights. It is cheaper than actual sight paint.
Sorry for not posting yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well.
I glittered the remaining spots on the shoes.
Then I sprayed them with a sealer and after removing the bags and the tape the shoes were done!
I L-O-V-E how they turned out!!!
I have heard that DIY glitter shoes get stiffer because of the glue, but the shoes are a bit big on her so that shouldn’t be a problem. I do hope that just like with new shoes they feel less stiff over time.
Posted in Refashion
Tagged clear coat, glitter, glue, mod podge, new shoes, outdoor mod-podge, refashion, shoes, stiff shoes, tape, toothpick
There really isn’t much to doing this refashion, shoes glitter, mod-podge (I use outdoor on shoes) and a brush of some sort. And of course you can’t forget news paper to help control the mess a little.
I started by taping off the rubber portion of the heels and stuffing a bag in each shoe.
Then just like with the wallet tin I painted glue on with a brush and sprinkled glitter over the top.
I worked until I was out of dry spots to hold the shoes.
Although they aren’t finished yet they look a lot better with the glitter, at least in my opinion.
And it didn’t even use that much glitter so far (this is the same jar that I used for the wallet tin lid) one jar will be more than enough.
After a day’s break from the breaking thread on the serger I got it back out to try again. I changed the needles and re-threaded it. That did the trick.
I started by serging the scrap piece that will become the bow.
Then I sereged each of the legs.
I serged the legs together and around the bottom of each of the legs and the wasit.
I am still undecided what to do with the shoes my cousin gave me, but I definitely going to refashion these.
The pair to the right are my daughter’s shoes, I picked them up a while ago at Once Upon a Child for $2.50. They were a few sizes too big when I got them. Now that they fit she remembers my promise to make them glittery for Halloween for a Dorothy costume and asked if I could do them early for Christmas. (I of course told her yes since there is plenty of glitter left from the wallet tin, but if I need more glitter it means she has no choice and will be Dorothy for Halloween next year)
The pair to the left I picked up today from Goodwill for $7 it is a little more than I wanted to pay for an immediate refashion but they will easily become exactly what I pictured.
Since I plan on an all over silver glitter, I thought the chains would look silly, and they already were starting to come off so I took them off. The ones that weren’t already coming off came off easily after I cut the clear thread they were sewn on with. (very similar to fishing line)
I might use the chains for earrings someday.
I am finally getting started on my pajama pants.
I cut them out, as well as a scrap piece to make bow on the front which I will sew right on it.
If the black serger thread that keeps breaking would just stay in 1 piece I could get them sewn.
Posted in Sewing
Tagged bottoms, bow, flannel, pajama, pajama pants, scrap, scrap piece, serger, serger thread, sewing, thread
My husband bought a new wallet a couple of months ago and I saved the tin it came in, just in case I wanted it for a gift card.
Today I got to work to re-purpose it.
I started with the empty tin by removing the stickers and anything that was inside.
I am only decorating the top. I used painters tape to mask the area’s I don’t want decorated.
Then I painted on Mod-Podge.
And sprinkled glitter over the glue.
I chose red for a few reasons, it is in or darker than the colors of the tin, my daughter wants to be Dorothy from the Wizzard of Oz next year for Halloween
Posted in Craft, Refashion, Repurpose
Tagged cradt, glitter, glue, mod podge, refashion, repurpose, tape, tin, wallet