Make Your Own DIY Holiday Sparkle Shoes!
What do you do when you are desperately wanting a pair of glittery heels for the holidays and then come across a pair of heels in your closet that have seen better days? Just add glitter!
This DIY project was just too much fun and really simple with great results.
Here is what you’ll need:
An old pair of heels or shoes you want to turn sparkly. I had these BCBG shoes that I adored but overtime became all scuffed. I was to the point where I was either going to donate them or experiment and of course, chose the second option.
Fine Glitter ( I purchased 3 colors at Michael’s for $1.29 each)
Mod Podge ( I used the matte)
1. Mix your glitter into a bowl with the Mod Podge, adding more glitter than Mod Podge to the mix. You want to create a paste.
2. Using a flat paintbrush, start applying the mixture to the shoes. For the front part of the shoes, I used brown and gold glitter mixed together. For the back, I used black.
3. Allow the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat if needed. The true color of the glitter won’t really show until the shoes are completely dry as the Mod Podge is white and will dry clear, similar to Elmer’s School Glue. (See the bottom left picture above compared to the bottom right). Also see picture below:
I tried this project out several ways and I found the best way to apply the glitter to the shoes is to first mix the glitter with the Mod Podge. It seals in the glitter on so you don’t leave a sparkling trail behind everywhere you go.
And here are my “new” holiday shoes:
I’m super excited to wear these to some of the Christmas parties I have coming up!