Because baby Gracie is so tiny, we have a real problem finding shoes that fit her. She is 100% a full on walker (duh) but her shoe size is that of a 6month old baby instead of the almost two year old that she is. As you can probably imagine, this really poses an issue when you are hunting around for winter boots! I finally found some that we’re going to order but they are not released yet so we are impatiently twiddling our thumbs…
While looking for face paint for this little kitty’s Halloween make-up…
I happened to wander by these cute little felt/suede booties in the **70% OFF** clearance section of our local craft store (size 6-9 months). I noticed a tiny snag on the bottom sole and mentioned it to the cashier. Because they were already super clearance they could only give me a tiny % off (10% I think) but they ended up being some ridiculous price, like $4.57 or something after all was said and done. I figured I’d buy them and at the very least they’d be cute DIY house slippers for Gracie right now.
Digging through my drawers a little bit helped me unearth a silver paint pen (sharpie brand) and some pink glitter that I knew would be perfect.
1. Cheap felt/suede booties
2. Metallic sharpie paint pen
3. Permanent glue or fabric glue
1. Press your sharpie onto some paper until the paint is flowing freely when your tip is applied to a surface. Use it to draw dots or any other doodles/shapes onto your bootie. I kept my dots to the main body of the shoe but you could do whatever you want!
2. Apply masking tape or painters tape along the front tip of each shoe to mark off where you are going to apply glue and glitter.
3. Apply glue all over the toe of each shoe and quickly shake glitter onto the glue. Gently pat the glitter into the glue then give the shoes a gentle tap onto your table top to remove excess.
4. Let them dry and voila! A sweet little pair of baby booties to tide you over for a few weeks 😉
They definitely won’t last forever but I kind of can’t stand how much Gracie loves them! I handed them to her and she pointed to Lilly’s sparkle boots and flashed me the best lil’ Gracie smile you can imagine. So we’re all happy. And my kid finally has shoes on 😉
**HAPPY (slightly early) HALLOWEEN!**