May 2, 2012


With so many fun fashion shoes on the runways for Spring, and in so many bright colors I knew what my closet needed was a serious dose of color. This DIY project is a fun and super easy way to bring an ordinary pair of pumps to the next level using only Mod Podge and glitter.

DIY Glitter Shoes

You can make these in the morning and be doing the cha cha by evening!


To see the step by step instructions and pictures click here.

What youll need to make your DIY Glitter Shoes:

  1. Suede pumps (in your color of choice – mine are from Forever 21)
  2. Mod Podge
  3. Glitter
  4. Bowl
  5. Brushes – 1 big, 1 small
  6. White chalk
  7. Flexible curve – optional it helps with marking your design

DIY Glitter Shoes
Step 1
Decide where you want to put your design. I made some sketches to help me visualize.DIY Glitter Shoes

Step 2
Using your chalk and your flexible curve (optional) carefully mark your design.
Do this for both shoes. When you are marking your second shoe make sure all your designs match from one shoe to the other (unless of course you want them different).
You can also use tape to mark off your design but I find this to be a little messy, because the tape doesnt always keep it from bleeding through and once your Glitter/Mod Podge mixture is dry it tends to be a bit rubbery as in, if you pull on it, it will peel. So, in my opinion its better to go slow and wing it.DIY Glitter Shoes

Step 3
Mix your Mod Podge and glitter in a small bowl. I always do this by an open window. The Mod Podge is a bit stinky.DIY Glitter Shoes

Step 4
Starting with your big brush paint your Glitter/Mod Podge mixture onto your first shoe. I recommend starting in the middle of your design and working toward your edges. You will use your small brush to carefully paint the edges of your design.
DIY Glitter ShoesWhen you are painting the edges you can easily push the mixture back with your nail if it gets out of line. You can also clean it off the shoes easily if you catch it quickly.DIY Glitter Shoes

Step 5
Place your shoes outside if you can or by an open window to dry, they will dry faster this way.
I also recommend you dont throw out your Glitter/Mod Podge mixture yet. As your shoes dry check them for places where the shoe color is showing through and touch them up.DIY Glitter Shoes

Once your shoes are completely dry youre ready to roll. I found the dried Glitter/Mod Podge to be pretty tough too. Of course you still want to treat them with care but enjoy, kick up your heels and add a splash of color to your life with a sparkle!DIY Glitter ShoesAs we were taking this picture it started pouring rain, I’m sure our neighbors must think we’re crazy.