DIY: Glitter Heels

After months and months of lusting over the Miu Miu glitter shoes I thought I would create my own interpretation of the glitter heel.

This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects to do as it does not require a great deal amount of skill, if you can use a paint brush you are pretty much sorted.

You can go for any colour combination you desire, but I have stuck to silver on black.  Although its not quite as luxe as the Miu Miu’s or Michael Kors I am still pretty happy with the end result!

 

 

THE INSPIRATION

What you will need

– Old pair of shoes

– Glitter

– Craft Glue

– Masking Tape

– Paint Brush

– Small Bowl

– Foil

– Clear Coat Sealant Spray

1. Clean your heels, mine had had a run for their money on too many dance floors so needed a good clean,

2. Tape around the top of the heel where you want the glitter to stop and also round the bottom.

 

3. Cover a small dish or bowl with foil, then pour in a small amount of glue. Pour the same amount of glitter and mix through to create a glitter paste. You need it to be quite thick to allow for good coverage. 

4. Start painting on the glitter paste as evenly as possible. Depending on your thickness of paste you might need to do 2 coats of the glitter.  Just make sure you let it try in-between coats.

5. Once they are completely dry you can remove the masking tape carefully.

6. To finish off spray with a clear sealant spray to make sure it all holds in place.

 

Glitter Heels compelete!

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66 Comments

  • Reply vikki18 Tuesday 16th July, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    love them!

  • Reply angelwings Tuesday 12th March, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I think I’ll have to get the kids involved in this project.

  • Reply leahkate Monday 16th July, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Such a great ieda! Will most def be trying this !

  • Telishabeattie
    Reply Telishabeattie Friday 1st June, 2012 at 10:25 am

    i might give it a try

  • Reply chloelucille Thursday 31st May, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    So pretty! Could also be a cheaper alternative to high end shoes 🙂

  • Reply jennybean Friday 18th May, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Sounds like a really fun idea 🙂

  • Ora_Mygalls
    Reply Ora_Mygalls Wednesday 2nd May, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I think I’ll try this one!

  • Reply candicelee22 Wednesday 21st March, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I LOVE DIY! MORE MORE!

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 10th March, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    this is so much fun to do

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Saturday 10th March, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    amazing ;D

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Monday 5th March, 2012 at 9:02 am

    fabulous

  • Reply ladadidah Sunday 4th March, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    cute

  • karan2386
    Reply karan2386 Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wow they look fab!! And so easy to do 😀

  • Reply traanster Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    These are awesome!

  • Reply thugsy Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I will try this

  • Reply doogs Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 9:23 am

    that looks cool

  • Reply bardie Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 9:20 am

    cute

  • Reply jarjar Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I love glitter

  • Reply KatP Thursday 1st March, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    i would usually find this tacky, but i might give it a go with some old shoes..

  • Reply lauralai Sunday 26th February, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Cute look!

  • Reply Vivian Phan Sunday 26th February, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    love them but i wouldn’t know what to wear them with!

  • Reply lara.heaton Sunday 26th February, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I was just looking at making a pair of these

  • Reply janebear Sunday 26th February, 2012 at 5:38 am

    i love those last pair of shoes on the right that are entirely covered in large sequins!

  • Reply sappheire Friday 24th February, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    how fabulous and yet so easy

  • Reply chocolatelace Friday 24th February, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    love the DIY

  • Reply fizzybubbles Friday 24th February, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    my new mantra…”you can never have too much glitter!”

  • Reply chloebowie Friday 24th February, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    they’re wonderful, thanks for posting!!

  • Reply juju91 Friday 24th February, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Not sure about this one, if it isn’t done neatly, it can easily look very tacky! But otherwise a pretty interesting trend.

  • Reply candicelee22 Friday 24th February, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I love love love this!!!

  • Reply aalana Friday 24th February, 2012 at 11:27 am

    wow super cute!

  • Reply xoxoMayy Friday 24th February, 2012 at 8:25 am

    ooh lovely!

  • Reply Zerotolove Friday 24th February, 2012 at 7:41 am

    These are too cute! x

  • Reply UNoPoo Friday 24th February, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Looks pretty good!

  • Reply midnightstarfish Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I can’t try this yet…! But awesome idea 😉

  • Reply chris Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    shiny

  • Reply kiccules Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    when my friend wanted to buy hot pink glitter shoes but they didn’t have her size, I suggested that she make them her self, she looked at me like I was a little bit crazy. This tutorial makes it look so easy to do I’ll show her this.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    They look FAB-Great Job,will give this a go

  • Reply Claireo Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Looks great- but one rainfall and I might regret it 🙁

  • Reply mandystsai Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Wow! Love your creativity, they actaully look like something from Myer.

  • Reply neononyx Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Loving all things metallic and glittery at the moment!

  • Reply linhyy Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    really want to try!

  • Reply leighbonello Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    They look great!

  • Reply lieuloves Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    so cute!!!

  • aussie.elle
    Reply aussie.elle Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    ahhh so keen for this!!!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    So easy. And they look great!

  • Reply punkemohardcore Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    They’re pretty, but there are glitter covered shoe tutorials everywhereeeee.

    • Tash Williams
      Reply Tash Williams Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      stay tuned, we have an amaazing one to come from A Pair and A Spare! xx

  • Reply jones Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    looks good until it flakes away

    • aussie.elle
      Reply aussie.elle Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      the sealant will make the glitter stay 🙂

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Hmmmmm, I’ve got just the pair to try this with… but do I have the guts?!

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Awesome.. you did a great job!

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Might have to give this a try…

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Cute shoes!

  • Reply dapperdolly Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Oo I love the disco size ones – you can also do the same with faux jewels. They look really gorgeous when applied in different places.

    • Reply fayzeedayzee Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      ..I was thinking along those same lines…or those teeny tiny little crystal beads you can sometimes find in $2 shops!

      • Reply fifi73 Friday 24th February, 2012 at 9:56 am

        Great ideas there gals! Thanks! 😉

  • Reply Clair Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    i sort of like them – obviously on the right shoe and the right person!!!

  • Reply Crystal Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    thats great

  • Reply Ian Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    very brave

  • Reply tessarella Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Great idea! They look fantastic

  • Reply chocolatelace Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 11:02 am

    ingenious

  • lexandthecity
    Reply lexandthecity Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 11:00 am

    You’re a brave lady!

    I’m honestly suprised they look that good. I think if I tried I would somehow end up looking like Ke$ha.

    • Reply Sarahh Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Agreed! Also they are really cute shoes anyway!

    • Reply fifi73 Friday 24th February, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Lol, me too! But great results! 😉

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Brilliant!

  • Reply becca89 Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 10:40 am

    wow! they actually look great!.. hope the glitter stays on tho!..

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