Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe
Do you happen to have any older pairs of shoes laying around the house? Or, maybe you have a pair of cheap tennis shoes that you haven’t worn in a long time? If so, then get ready to make these glittery beauties your new favorite shoes! This is a wonderful homemade craft idea that uses some gorgeous glitter to spice up your wardrobe. Just take some old shoes that aren’t anything special and turn them into a fashion statement! So let’s not wait any longer, here is the Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe by Natures Garden! This is one of the best glitter crafts ideas and it is a perfect way to glam up a pair of old tennis shoes. You are absolutely going to love the sparkle of your newly finished tennis shoes! So, let’s get started on your gorgeous glitter shoes.
For this fun glitter craft idea, we are going to be using the delightful Tinsel Fragrance Oil. This lovely Christmas fragrance oil is the perfect scent choice for creating this absolutely gorgeous shoe craft. This scrumptious aroma by Natures Garden is an amazingly refreshing fragrance oil that is perfect for this holiday season. This fragrance has an amazing scent that blends the juicy aromas of pomegranate, strawberries, and raspberries. Plus, this scent adds a subtle hint of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla. You will love using this scented oil for these pretty, scented tennis shoes for the holiday season and even all year round!
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Ingredients Needed from Natures Garden
- Disposable Pipettes
- Tinsel Fragrance Oil
- 2 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
- Black Fine Mist Sprayers 20/410
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed
A Pair of Tennis Shoes
Liquid Craft Glue
Wax paper or Newspaper
Plastic Grocery Bags
Small Glass Bowl
Unscented Hair Spray
Long Ribbon Strands for the Shoe Strings
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients
2 ounces of the Liquid Craft Glue
3-5 mL of the Tinsel Fragrance Oil
2 ounces of the Hair Spray
1 pair of Tennis Shoes
2 long Ribbons
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Preparing the Work Station
Before you begin to create this craft, you may want to prepare your work station. So, lay down either the wax paper or the newspaper on the flat surface of your work area. This will help to protect your surface top from the ingredients you need to make your homemade glitter shoes. Additionally, you should use the plastic grocery bags to protect the inside of the tennis shoes. This will prevent glitter from getting inside your shoes as you are making them. So, you will need to put these bags into the shoes before you begin working. Also, you should remove the original shoe laces from your tennis shoes. Since we are replacing them with ribbons, you can discard these shoe laces. Now, you are ready to begin to create this homemade craft recipe!
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Choosing Your Glitter
First, you are going to need to decide on the craft glitter that you are going to use to glamorize your tennis shoes. While the color is an important choice for your glitter, the size of the glitter is even more important! We have found that glitter that is finer will stick to your shoes better than chunkier glitter. The chunkier sizes just don’t work quite as well. Since glitter that is on the chunkier side has a tendency to get sticky from the hairspray since there is more surface area for the hairspray to cling to. To be safe, you may need to try out your chosen glitter in a small area and have a back up shimmer that is a bit more fine. Also, we have found that holographic glitter sticks pretty well, too. We used holographic glitter for this project. So, before you start with the glue pick out your type of glitter to create some gorgeous shoes.
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Prepare the Liquid Glue
Next, you are going to need to prepare the liquid glue mixture for this diy glitter craft recipe. Obviously, the first ingredient of this mixture will be liquid craft glue. You can use any kind of craft glue that is liquid and will dry to be clear. While our shoes required about 2 ounces of liquid glue, this amount could possibly differ depending on the size shoes that you needed. If you unsure about the amount, you can start with this amount and create more of the glue mixture as you need it. So, you can add this amount of glue to a small glass bowl and move on to the next step.
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil
Now, you are going to create the mixture of liquid glue and fragrance oil. So, you will add the fragrance oil to the liquid craft glue in your glass bowl. The lovely aroma that we will use for this beautifully glittered project is the wonderful Tinsel Fragrance Oil. For this delightful craft recipe, you will need about 2- 4 mL of this scrumptious Christmas scented oil for every 2 ounces of liquid craft glue that is used for the glue mixture. Then, you will need to make sure to thoroughly mix the scented oil into the bowl of liquid glue. Next, you are going to need to use this fragrance and glue mixture to hold the glitter on your shoes.
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Beginning to Add the Glitter
After the liquid craft glue and fragrance has been mix up, you are going to be ready to start the process of adding glitter to each of your shoes. Now, you will be adding the glue mixture in small areas on one of the shoes. As you go along in this process, you will need to alternate between adding small sections of glue and sprinkling your glitter. This will make sure that the liquid craft glue doesn’t dry before you have a chance to sprinkle the glitter. Also, you will use the foam brush to spread a thin layer of this glue mixture onto a small section of the shoe. After the liquid glue is spread out on a small section of the tennis shoe, you are ready to move on to sprinkling the glitter!
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and Shine
Finally, you are ready to start working with the glitter! So, grab your chosen craft glitter and get ready for the fun part. We decided to use a glamorous gold shade of glitter, but you can switch up the color if you have found your favorite bling. So, you will need to sprinkle the glitter onto this small section of glue before it dries. Before you continue, you may want to wait for this section to dry and see whether the glitter sticks well enough. Obviously, not all the glitter that you poured is going to stick to the shoe. But, you are going to want to make sure that most of your sparkles stick. You can fill in little patches that are empty, but this won’t work unless the sparkles are able to cover the shoe after touch ups. After you have added the glitter to this patch, you will need to repeat this process until both shoes are completely covered in glitter!
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Shake and Let Your Shoes Dry
Now that your shoes are covered in sparkles, it is time to let them set up before you can move on to the next step. First, you are going to need to shake your shoes lightly to remove the excess glitter. Since this glitter can be removed with a light shake or tap, its best to get rid of the shimmer that isn’t going to be permanent anyway. Now, you are going to need to let the freshly glittered shoes completely dry before moving on to the next step. So, you are going to want to let your shoes dry overnight. This amount of time will give your tennis shoes time dry and allows the glue to harden so the glitter will settle.
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Prepare the Hairspray Mixture
After the glitter that you’ve sprinkled on your shoes have dried completely, you will need to prepare the hairspray for this recipe. This hairspray mixture will help seal the craft glitter to your shoe. To make this hairspray mixture you are going to need at least 2 ounces of hairspray to coat the pair of tennis shoes about the size of ours. Again, you may need more for larger shoes. So, you can add this amount of hairspray to your 2 ounce bullet bottle. After, you will need to mix in 1 mL of the Tinsel Fragrance Oil. Now, you can attach the 20/410 fine mist sprayer. You need to shake these two ingredients together to make sure that the fragrance is incorporated well. Now, your hairspray mixture will be ready to use.
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Spraying the Shoes
Next, you are going to secure the glitter on the pair of tennis shoes with the newly made hairspray mixture. Since the craft glue mixture alone is not strong enough to hold the glitter on the shoes, you will be using the hairspray mixture to add the glue’s holding ability. So, spraying these glittery shoes with your hairspray mixture will help to hold the sparkly glitter to these gorgeous shoes. So, your diy glitter craft will be even more protected and your bling will last longer. Furthermore, the additional fragrance oil in the hairspray mixture will add to the overall scent to provide you with an even greater aroma!
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Adding the Ribbon Shoe Laces
Finally, you are going to be adding the lovely ribbons to your homemade craft. While you could use your regular, old shoe strings, the ribbon is just so much prettier! These ribbons add to the beauty of the shimmery glitter and create a gorgeous pair of shoes. Now, before you add these ribbons to your tennis shoes you need to make sure that your shoes are dry from spraying the hairspray mixture. Then, you can thread your two ribbons through each of the tennis shoes. After you finish putting in the laces your homemade glitter craft will be complete! Whether you use these shoes as a scented room decoration or wear these blingy beautifies around, we hope that you enjoy your finished shoe recipe.
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: More Glittery Fun Ideas
We at Natures Garden think that everything is more fun with a little bit of sparkle and shine. If you are anything like us, then its obvious that basically everything can be made better by adding some craft glitter! So, this makes glitter the perfect craft supply that will make your projects so much more beautiful. Anyone that is looking for more gorgeous glitter crafts ideas will definitely want to check out the 34 Sparkly, Glittery DIY Crafts You’ll Love article by DIY Projects for Teens. This wonderful article has tons of different glitter ideas for crafts to do with glitter. So, let’s grab some glitter and make the world shine!
Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe: Share with Us
Now that your homemade glitter shoes are completely finished, we hope that you enjoyed creating this craft. If you did enjoy this recipe, then you may want to take a look at our other various craft recipes. You can find these recipes on Free Classes and Recipes of the Natures Garden website.
Now that your glittered shoes are ready to use, we would love to hear your thoughts about this lovely diy recipe. There are a few different ways to reach us on social media. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can find us, @ngscents, on either our Instagram or Twitter. We would love to hear about any of your comments, questions, and suggestions. So, you should absolutely check us out soon! Also, we hope that you love your newly glittered tennis shoes as much as we loved creating them!