DIY Glitter Heels

I recently took a pair of shoes from boho to disco. I really liked these cork-wrapped wedges but the cork had bubbled a bit, was scuffed, and wrinkled.


They looked older than they were.


I decided to remove the cork and replace it with sparkles! I carefully peeled off the cork and cut the edges away.

removing cork

Then I taped up the part of the shoe that I didn’t want to be sparkly.


I sprayed on a coat of sparkly fabric paint by I was a bit disappointed with the results.

fabric spray

So I went back to the craft store and bought a container of loose glitter. I painted white glue on the wedges, poured glitter over them, and shook the extra glitter off.



the results

This was an easy project and next time I sparkle up some heels I won’t even have to tape the rest of the shoe. The glitter sticks only to the glue. I bought the glitter for less than $5 and the time to complete this project was about an hour.

I almost forgot to mention that I added this post to Citizen Rosebud’s Shoe Shine group linkup. Have a look at everyone else’s dazzling footwear!


Filed under Crafts, DIY, Fashion, Thrifty

13 responses to “DIY Glitter Heels

  1. Firstly, THANK YOU gorgeous Jean for linking up! Secondly, love the diy shoes! I’ve got a pair of booties that need similar treatment- I think you’ve inspired me to get on it!

    • Thank you! What a fun and timely challenge! I was just finish up the shoes when I saw your post. I’m looking forward to trying this on other shoes too. I’ll let you know how the glitter holds up and if I leave a trail of sparkle behind me!

    • Aren’t they? I was original looking for a graphite (black) sparkle (more subtle) but they were sold out of that shade and I didn’t want to wait. These are technically silver but they have a rainbow effect.

  2. What a change! Looks like a totally different shoes! Good job!

  3. GreenBean

    Those did turn out well

  4. Bob Eberhardt

    How resourceful….most people would simply “discard”. As we are encouraged to do: “reduce, reuse, recycle”

  5. SO FAB! Thanks for letting me know about this post, I’ve been SERIOUSLY behind in my blog reading. I love how you said boho to disco, that sums up the look perfectly! Can’t wait to see you sporting them around the city this summer!!! ~Sarah

    • You have a good reason for being behind on reading blogs! Getting ready for a new baby boy trumps everything else! Glad you like the post. You’ll know where I’ve been by the trail of glitter I leave in my wake 😉

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