DIY Glitter Pumps

I know we’ve all seen and heard of the glitter heel craze sweeping the fashion blog-osphere this fall. This can all be attributed to Miu Miu’s fall 2011 line of glittered and bedazzled pumps, booties and sneakers. As much as I’d love throw down $600 on a pair of golden glitter heels I decided to go the cheaper route and make my own. Big thanks to the Glitter Guide for inspiring this DIY tutorial!
You will need:
old patent leather heels
extra fine gold glitter
paint brush
Elmer’s glue (any type of basic glue)
bowl for mixing glue and glitter
Modge Podge clear sealer spray gloss (not pictured)
I’d suggest using extra fine glitter. It will mix better with the glue.
How to make your pumps:
1. Gently sand or “exfoliate” your heels on all areas where you plan on applying glitter
2. Mix 2 parts glue to 1 part glitter. I used about 1.5 tablespoons of glue per shoe. Just play it by sight and make sure your glitter paste is not too thick
3. Paint your shoes with your glitter glue
4. Sprinkle the leftover glitter all over your shoes. Do not worry about getting glitter in your shoes you can clean them out later
5. Allow your shoes to dry for 24 hours
6. Take your shoes outside and spray them with a sealer. This will prevent the glitter from falling off later. I sprayed mine twice
7. Allow your shoes to dry for another 24 hours
Me wearing my glitter heels!

If my directions weren’t clear enough then check out my video tutorial! Also don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!


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44 Responses to DIY Glitter Pumps

  1. Cindy says:

    Nice!! Sounds easy enough!

  2. Very cool. Your shoes look fantastic!

  3. Glam Lover says:

    I did this! But yours look so much hotter lol x x x

  4. .sabo skirt. says:

    You are so remarkable! We really loved what you did with your shoes! 🙂 Your shoes really look amazing! 🙂

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!



  5. Awesome. I am 12, and I wanna tried it!!!! <3

  6. what a great DIY, you did an amazing job 🙂


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  7. ChiChi81 says:

    This such such an amazing DIY! Now I can finally refurbish my worn out heels. And a great way to glam up without breaking the bank! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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  8. We love your blog is wonderful and we are always here giving all the news, we are following you.
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  9. Naina says:

    That is SUPER COOL Katie, how creative of you!!
    I just DIY’d a semi-Celine-ish pouch haha, it turned out pretty cool too!

  10. Soooo crafty you are! :p

    Come visit my blog and tell me if you like it 🙂


  11. beryl says:

    wow thats so cool! awesome project


  12. Cathy says:

    HOW fun!!!! Love it!

  13. Claire says:

    what a fun DIY! i love the glittery shoes!

  14. wow these turned out really well! might have a go at doing them myself! thanks for inspiring

  15. Deppa says:

    AMAZING IDEA! I want to do the same with some flat shoes, but I have a question, what is a sealer?
    I’ll check your video too.

    I can walk under the rain later, or they are not made to resist the water?

    See you and thanks 🙂

  16. you are so creative! i might try that in red just to match darothy from the wizard of oz!

  17. Wow! You did such a great job 🙂
    New follower!

  18. audrey marie says:

    SO cute – i wanta give this a try!

  19. so cleaver. love these. great post, love. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I’ve got a brand new post on my recent stop to Rachel Zoe’s favorite Beverly Hills spot. xoxo

  20. Lovelyn Ziah says:

    Job well done! Very nice. You might want to visit LIFO. It’s an online hub for girls that provides an online home for information and comment on their interests whether it be the latest Hollywood gossip or tips on the trendiest fashions.

  21. Definitely need to try out this DIY, such a great idea!

    xo Ashleigh

  22. letizia says:

    You really did great! I love those glitter shoes !

    ☆ Letizia

  23. This is amazing bc I was planning on doing this very thing! Good tip on the sealant though!

  24. this is amazing! so the elmer’s glue really holds the glitter up?

  25. They look great! Check out my attempt at making the new Miu Miu Glitter Booties.

  26. Unknown says:

    Your fashion is what I wish I could wear if I had the money and the guts I absolutely love it

  27. Meeeee says:

    OMGOSH. These are so cute and so perfect. I also have a pair of regular black pumps I never wear. Gonna try this out sometime!

  28. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for this! I’ve been looking for a tutorial on how to cover up an unfortunate nasty scuff on my new patent leather black heels and every tutorial I’ve found does the glitter on fabric. You’re awesome! 🙂

  29. Leanna says:

    I just did these to a pair of my shoes, but i think i might have messed up. At the end when i sprayed them, i didnt realize it but i think i bought the wrong spray. I got the elmers craft bond spray adhesive. Do you think they are ruined? They feel a little sticky

  30. looks like easy to do. great job Katie. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate it. Wanna follow each other?


  31. Thanks for the tips! xoxo
    Check out my DIY projects!

  32. This is one awesome blog article.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  33. I cannot thank you enough for the blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

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