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Mod Podge Glitter Shoes for Special Occasions

Instead of throwing away an old pair of kicks, learn how to revamp them with Mod Podge and glitter in this decoupage shoes project!

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be mixing glitter with Mod Podge and applying to shoes. If you have any hesitation, try on a test surface first.

mod podge glitter shoes

Hey there, fashionistas and crafty souls! It’s Holly from Club Crafted, bringing you a glitzy solution to breathe new life into your beloved but worn-out footwear.

As a seasoned DIYer, I have a confession: I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my wardrobe. Those old clothes and shoes?

They’re not just fabric and leather; they’re memories, right? And who knows, maybe they’ll come back in style or fit perfectly… someday.

Take, for instance, my beloved pair of blue flats. They’ve seen better days (or years), with toes that have partied a bit too hard and lost their shape and color.

But instead of bidding them a tearful goodbye, I decided it was time for a Cinderella moment – a dazzling transformation with Mod Podge and glitter!

Glittered flats with a bottle of Mod Podge

Introducing my Mod Podge glitter shoes, the DIY project that turned my not-so-glam flats into the belle of the ball.

The pointed toes of these flats were just begging for some love, and what says love better than glittery hearts? In just 15 minutes – yes, you read that right, 15 minutes – these shoes went from drab to fab.

Whether your shoes are faux suede like mine or another fabric type, this decoupage magic trick works wonders.

It’s a fun and easy craft, perfect for adults, teens, and tweens alike, especially if you’re looking to add a personal touch to your wardrobe without spending a fortune.

So, grab your Mod Podge, choose your glitter, and get ready to give your old shoes a heart-stopping makeover.

Let’s turn those worn-out flats into a fashion statement that’s sure to turn heads and spark conversations.

mod podge glitter flats

Scroll down to find out how you can transform your shoes into a dazzling pair that even a fairy godmother would approve of!

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Tips and Thoughts for This Project

A combination of silver and turquoise was used in this project.

If you’re going to glitter on light or white shoes, I’d use fabric (or suede, or leather) paint in the same color as the glitter to outline the shape first. Otherwise the background shows through between glitter particles. You can see that in my DIY glitter shoes project.

Even though sealing the glitter with Mod Podge makes the pattern last, some glitter may fall off over time. Reapply glitter as needed to fill in any gaps.

Get the printable how to card below:

Yield: 1 pair

Mod Podge Glitter Shoes

mod podge glitter flats

Learn how to seal glitter on shoes with this simple tutorial. All you need is Mod Podge!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Dry Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Pointed toe shoes
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Glitter


  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush


  1. Clean the shoes well before beginning your project. Scrub and air dry.Blue flats, Mod Podge, blue glitter, and paintbrushes
  2. Use the pencil to draw the outline of the heart on each toe. Drawing a heart at the end of a blue shoe with a pencil
  3. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the heart you’ve just outlined.Painting Mod podge at the end of the toe of a blue flat
  4. Immediately sprinkle the shoe with glitter. Tap the excess off and put it back into the container.Sprinkling glitter on top of wet Mod Podge at the end of the shoe
  5. Set aside for the first layer of Mod Podge to dry completely. Then paint over the glitter with another layer of Mod Podge to seal it and let dry.Glittered flats with a bottle of Mod Podge
  6. Touch up any areas with a light application of Mod Podge and additional glitter. Let dry completely before wearing.


Use a paper template for your design if needed to make each shoe appear the same shape/size.

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This DIY can make it feel like you got a new pair of shoes! If you’d like to see some related projects, check out these posts:

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