Thursday, June 2, 2011

DIY Glitter Flats, Cobbler in Mason Jars, & Other Fun

I mentioned awhile ago that I had seen DIY glitter flats on {We Are Not Martha}. Since Justin got paid on Tuesday, I figured it was a perfect time to go get that Mod Podge, glitter, and some flats (which I scored on clearance for $5). While Lizzy was napping, I set up shop.

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Not gonna lie, while I was in the process (i.e. upper right hand corner), I was a bit worried that it might end badly. Also, it took me WAY more than the four coats that most of the tutorials I've read have cited...but I think that may have been due to the fact that I used super-fine glitter and also didn't use enough of it mixed into the Mod Podge until about coat 4. I decided not to use all the available colors to do rainbow style, but to keep in the turquoise/purple/pink family (with a little green, silver, and red mixed in here and there). I probably could have taped off the sole, but oh well. A lot of tutorials also recommended spraying them with some sort of clear coat. I figured that I'd start with just a clear coat of Mod Podge (I hadn't seen that recommended anywhere) and see how that works for starters.


I kind of love them.

Justin spent the day sleeping on the couch.

I made Taco Soup with ground turkey for dinner.

And blackberry cobbler in mason jars for dessert. Justin doesn't love when I do cobbler in mason jars, but I like that they're pre-portioned so I eat less than I would if I was scooping it out of a bigger baking dish.

I use this cobbler recipe from {Pioneer Woman}. I just add about 1 tsp vanilla to the batter. Please note though that the recipe calls for self-rising flour--if you don't keep self-rising flour, you can make it by adding 1.5 tsp baking powder and half a teaspoon of salt.

Ladle the batter into the mason jars, filling 1/2 way to 2/3 full. I usually do 6-7 of the jam size (half-pint?) jars.

Spoon blackberries on the top of the batter. If desired, sprinkle the tops with a little more sugar. I baked at 350* for about 50 minutes rather than the full hour, but keep an eye on them after about 40 minutes. Tops should be golden brown and a knife inserted into the middle should come out clean.


Love this idea for summer BBQ's!

And there you have yesterday in photos!


  1. WOW!! That cobbler looks amazing!! And I love your shoes!! They're so stinking cute!

  2. Super cute shoes! And those cobblers look yummy!

  3. I just love the fact that you're such a 'shoe' person, just like I am.

    Fabulous Shoes! .... and the Cobbler looks 'devour-able'... God is that even a word? Anyway I'd die to try some.

  4. You bought Mod Podge (NOT modge podge)! I'm so proud.

  5. The shoes are so flipping cute and the cobbler? Yum. Blackberry cobbler is my fave, so I'll definitely have to try this!

  6. Wow, I love those! And the cobbler... I wish I had some right now! Yum!

  7. I'm sitting here drooling over your cobbler and taco soup! :) Love the shoes too!

  8. Cute shoes! I'll have to try the mason jar cobbler. It'd be great for a dinner party or girls night.

  9. Love the shoes!! Sparkles are wonderful. Jars of cobbler sound heavenly.


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