My simple glam look was inspired by my friend Audra’s post for DIY Up-cycled Glitter Heels at The Kurtz Corner. They have all the glitter and sparkle I was looking for to fit our theme. If you’re crafty (or you’ve recently become wedding-induced-crafty) you might already have these items on hand but if not, glitter and clear coat were my two highest expenses at $4 each (assuming you have an old pair of shoes you want to give a makeover!)
Here Is What You’ll Need:
- a pair of heels
- your choice of fine glitter
- mod podge or fabric glue
- sponge brush or paintbrush
- acrylic sealant spray paint
- tape is optional
Clean or prep your shoes. Mine were patent leather so after I cleaned them I took two rough grains of sand paper and beat them up by scuffing the surface. This helps hold the glitter to the shoe if the shoes are made of a slippery material. Then you’re ready to paint!
First, I mixed the mod podge and purple glitter together and applied it with a sponge brush. I painted the entire right shoe purple and allowed it to dry in the sun while I painted the entire left shoe. I repeated this process and let the shoes dry standing upright.
Next, I mixed nude glitter with mod podge which I painted inside the heel and arch. I repeated this process and continued to let them dry. I did not paint the entire sole; this helps ensure I keep all traction and hopefully no slips! Finally, I hung them up and sprayed the acrylic clear paint for a polished finish. I am so excited to rock these glam heels!
My decision to revamp shoes I already owned vs. buying new was to save another $50 on our total budget. This project cost $8 and each item will be used in other DIY projects for our wedding. I spent a total of 30 minutes start to finish for this simple and stunning shoe project!