DIY Glitter Keys

Here’s a fun little DIY craft that’s super simple. Glitter keys. It’s been all over Pinterest, so I’m not going to bother linking to a source, because there’s a million.

glittery keys

Ironically, my mom actually suggested I do this. And I’m pretty sure she’s never been on Pinterest.

I used Milani “Gold Glitz” glitter nail polish to do the gold, and then applied clear coat to (hopefully) preserve it. The teal one is Essie “Trophy Wife” with Milani Jewel FX polish in teal over it.

glittery keys

I used to have really adorable owl key caps in different colors, but after two years of use at my old apartment, they were pretty worn out, so I reluctantly retired them. Enter new apartment, shiny new keys that looked exactly the same.  Nail polish to the rescue!


Glitter Shoe DIY (soles & heel)

Remember when I said most of my crafts are super girly? I submit to the court, Evidence #2. The glitter shoe diy craze is sweeping the interwebs (by interwebs I pretty much mean Pinterest and any girly-girl blog that exists) and anyone who knows me could probably guess it was only a matter of time until I succumbed. I love glitter.

I saw it first here, and then found a few more that I wanted to emulate.

For the first pair, I used a basic black pump with a chunky heel, and covered the heel in silver glitter. I wasn’t in love with the result (ie, you don’t get a picture). I did wear them to work today anyway, though.

Next I picked a pair of brown shoes with a skinnier heel and decided to glitter the sole. I love it. Haven’t worn them, yet, but I’m pretty excited about it.

The first photo below shows the shoes as they were drying. I taped off one shoe, to ensure clean edges. Didn’t quite work out the way I planned. The glue on the tape didn’t want to separate from the glue on the sole when I peeled the tape off…actually ended up being a little messier than if I’d just painted carefully.

And then there are a few different angles of the shoes.