While I didn’t actually make Eliza’s costume, I still found a DIY improvement I could make.
First, I needed to find some ruby slippers.
However, there were no ruby slippers to be found at my favorite thrift store haunts. Dropping a house on a Wicked Witch to obtain a pair was also “out”. So, I visited my favorite, thrift store/garage sale/flea market joint. AND it’s open 24-hours every day: eBay. That’s where I found this darling pair.
You can, too. Just type “red sparkle shoes“, “red glitter shoes“, “ruby slippers“, or even “Dorothy shoes” into the eBay search bar. Then, you can narrow your search by selecting the proper category and you can also organize your search result by factors such as price.
These shoes fit Eliza perfectly! However, some of the glitter began to wear off, a bit, after she wore them a few times.
So, I bought this pack of glitter glue from the Dollar Tree. It comes with silver, gold, and red glitter glue.
This was a fun little project that Emma and Elliott could do along with me!
They blobbed a bit of glitter glue on the worn spots and spread it around with a toothpick.
We had to go back and do a second coat in a few places.
This is by no means the most durable fix. However, it was fast, fun, and super cheap!
Hallmark Itty Bittys Dorothy Doll.