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DIY Fashion: Glitter Heels


Diy fashion: glitter heels

Glitter shoes have been a constant presence in fashion lately, and they’re still going strong for winter. Even better, glitter heels are an easy and budget-friendly DIY project for college girls and a perfect way to update a beaten-up old pair of heels.

What you’ll need:

  • Heels
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter
  • Coffee filter
  • Newspaper

How to:


1. Cover your area with newspaper and tape off the parts of the shoes you don’t want to make glittery. You may also want to tape off the bottom part of the heel that is black, but I just painted around it.


2. Using the foam brush, paint the mod podge onto the heel. Make sure the coat is even and there aren’t any parts that look gooey.


3. Sprinkle the glitter onto the heel over the coffee filter. (The filter will collect the excess glitter so you can re-use it.) Repeat this on the other shoe and let the mod podge dry before repeating to cover any bare areas. Remove the tape, and you’re done!

Glitter heels finished product

I only added glitter to the heels, but you could do this to the entire shoe if you wanted. To help seal the glitter and keep it from flaking, add another coat of mod podge after your last coat of glitter.

What do you think?

Will you be making these glittery heels? Do you love the glitter trend? Have another DIY post you want to see? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on December 22, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “DIY Fashion: Glitter Heels”

  1. 1
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Oh I did that with glitter nail polish once :D

  2. 2
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    :O It’s beautiful.

  3. 3
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is so cute! I love glitter and would love to have a pair of glitter heels!

  4. 4
    December 22nd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I love this! I will definitely try this with a pair of damaged heels (thanks cobbelstones).

  5. 5
    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    What a fun idea to just do the heels! Great post(:

  6. 6
    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    You definitely needed another coat of glitter…there are still a lot of bare areas…good idea for NYE though :)

  7. 7
    December 23rd, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Wow, this is such an awesome DIY! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m definitely going to have to give it a try.

  8. 8
    December 23rd, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I did this with contrasting colors win color-contrasting first got big. xD

  9. 9
    December 23rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I would rather have the whole shoe glittery, instead of only the heel, but that’s just me :)

  10. 10
    December 24th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I think this is really good.

  11. 11
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:05 am

    I ruined my limited edition Barbie Christian Louboutin shoes thank you very much for this post because now I’m inspired to go GLITTERIZE them

  12. 12
    January 24th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Hii which color glitter should i use to fix black pumps, i don’t really want to use silver, maybe black?

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