Those are gorgeous! I'm amazed at your patience! Being the impatient type myself (actually, more of the corner-cutting slacker type), I just used spray adhesive to cover a pair of cheap pumps with shiny, sparkly red fabric (1/4 yard). All in all, it only cost me just under $7 to make a pair of "ruby slippers" to go with my Dorothy costume for Halloween. They're super sparkly (you can't tell from the picture) and they won't leave a trail of glitter wherever I go. Yay!
And here they are in action: