|What are these things on my feet?|
White onesie (do you sense a pattern here?)
1/2 yard blue gingham fabric
1/2 yard 1/4" elastic
No Dorothy costume is complete without the ruby slippers. It's sort of the defining feature of Dorothy. The only infant sized glittery red shoes I could find were Pedi Peds, and I just couldn't justify the purchase. Maybe if she actually needed shoes (outside of Halloween) to, say, walk?. But we're a long ways from that, so I made my own on the cheap. If you want the step-by-step details, keep reading.
One pair baby shoes
You can honestly use any little baby shoes you'd like. I used baby shoes from the Target clearance rack. I think I paid $3.
It may work best to first give the shoes a coat of red paint, so that if any of the shoe shows through it won't be obvious.
Before you start glittering, you might want to lay down some newspaper or get an old box to use to catch any excess. I didn't, which is why there is glitter everywhere. Mix the mod podge with the glitter. Be generous with the glitter, but make sure it's a spreadable consistency. Coat the shoes with the mixture.
Your shoes will look rough at this point, but have no fear. The mod podge will dry clear. So let them dry a few hours or overnight.
Repeat glittering process until you've achieved the desired look.
I think I ended up doing 3 rounds of glitter to get them fairly evenly covered, but if I hadn't lost steam, I would have done one more. The last step is to give the shoes a quick spray of clear coat so you don't have glitter everywhere.