31.12.11

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DIY Ruby Slippers

Inspired by the slippers below from CocoRosa & also these from Wittner and these from J Crew, I decided to test drive T's glitter shoe instructions. (See here & here

She has a habit of making tricky things look like a piece of cake and I, well... I walk into door frames! 
So if I can do it... anyone can!!

Image from Cocorosa

DIY RUBY SLIPPERS

The red slippers were on sale from Dotti for $30 - cheap enough to risk DIY failure, and made out of a good felt material to hold the glue & glitter.

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Tools

PVA glue found in my little brothers' craft box - it worked just fine!  No need for fancy fabric glue.
Coarse and fine red glitter.  I was instructed by T that this is crucial to getting coverage & sparkle at the same time.

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Mix into a paste...
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Slather all over the shoe, trying to keep it even & well covered.
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Once you have covered it in glitter, I found out it is super duper important to go over it all and ensure the glitter is sitting flat & even.  This is especially important if you chose very coarse glitter, like I did.

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Last, all the edges need to be evened over & the excess scraped off.

Then wear them!!

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So... the verdict?  Any semi crafty girl (or glitter-lovin' boy) can try this glitter project.  It is simple & requires just a little bit of patience and a lot of glitter.

(Thank you T for the wise glitter tips.  Now can you come home from China pleeease!)

xx S

PS: To see more of our DIYs, click here for our DIY summary page.
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30.12.11

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2011 in a Nutshell

T has been taking heaps of photos of China (which looks amazingly cold) so follow her on her Instagram account at lefanciulle to see the breathtaking scenery & frost-bitten shots!  But for now, you're stuck with some snippets of  my Australian Summer...

Late 2011 in a Nutshell

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Accrued a lot of jewellery and changed nail colours a lot!

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Ate loooots of delicious food- healthy and unhealthy (of course)
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Rugged up for the Tasmanian "Summer" in early December
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More jewellery.  You can never have enough as I'm pretty sure all girls agree...
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Plenty of fun outings in fluro & spots
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Getting obsessed with yellow nail polish & all nail polish in general
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Opshopping - I regret not buying that shirt just for the collar! (I did get the top two though)
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Trying out new hair & makeup
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Wearing ballet flats everywhere, especially the leopard ones (op shopped for $8, go me!)
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More jewellery for Christmas
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Breaking out the yellow for a super hot day.
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Christmas gifts: iPhone cover, polaroid & green dress (in the picture)
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Crazy amount of spots for Interstate Polkadot day!!
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Christmas!!


xx S


PS: I can't not show you this hilarious photo of my sister being J-Biebs. Compare the pair.
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