I dug around for some tutorials and supply lists for various types of shoe customizing - painting on canvas or fabric, glitter covered shoes, decoupage - but everyone came up with so many ideas and different styles. It was inspiring, and even though I'm not a crazy good crafter like some of the ladies, being in an encouraging group makes all the difference. The hours spent working and chatting make the glitter that's still on my floor totally worth it. Now, on to the shoes! SO many shoes.
Also, I've linked everyone's Twitter names if you want to ask questions about their shoes or compliment them!
You can't craft without proper fuel. @justjenndesigns brought and set up an Admiral Ackbar Snack Bar. YUM.
My glittery TARDIS flats:
tutorial. Then I painted in the white stripes with acrylic paint, took the shoes outside, and sprayed them down Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer.
My Clone Wars heels:
Decoupage is wonderfully easy, just a bit time consuming. First I cut out all the images I liked and thought I might use from the official Star Wars: The Clone Wars magazine (I had a pile of them). Then I wiped down the shoe and started thinking about what would go wear. I used Mod Podge to paint the back of the magazine and then carefully placed each piece on the shoe. I used the end of a different paint brush to smooth out wrinkles; I wiped off extra Mod Podge with a paper towel. Rinse and repeat until you're happy with the shoe. Let all the Mod Podge dry and either cover everything with a layer of Mod Podge or use a glossy varnish like Duraclear (or matte if you prefer). Tada!
@ladimcbeth made two pairs of fabulous shoes, too!
R2-D2 glitter flats:
@thestephthorpe made a bangle and sparkly Star Wars shoes:
Teen Titans bangle bracelet:
Battle of Yavin stencil shoes:
post), and Steph decided it was perfect for her shoes. She painted the stencil on with acrylic paint.
@scruffyrebel also made a bracelet and shoes.
Supergirl bangle bracelet:
@nedopak made some stylish R2-D2 heels!
@ladysteam13 also took the R2-D2 plunge.
@thatelenagirl went in the Game of Thrones direction.
@autumnbuck painted on the three-headed dragon, and Elena used a letter stencil for the house motto.
@arkhamasylumdoc decoupaged Star Wars heels.
how-to at her blog!
@chrissypedia made two pairs of shoes.
Adventure Time and Robin!
I believe she followed this tutorial for Wonder Woman shoes to make the Robin heels.
@misscecil covered her Toms in nerd symbols.
Finally, @sarahkuhn made showstopping Dark Phoenix heels.
Whew! That's a lot of footwear. Other ladies brought craft projects with them and either worked on those or just helped everyone out. It was a WONDERFUL day. If you want to throw your own shoe crafting party just remember that everything takes longer than you think it will. Leave plenty of time.
See more pictures at Jenn's blog!