DIY J.Crew Inspired Glitter Pumps

A few months ago I spotted this pair of fabulous sequin pumps at J.Crew. For the holidays, there is nothing better than a pair of sparkly shoes, and the chunky heels and almond shaped toe was the perfect shape for a loud and glittery pair of shoes — they sucked me in. However, the price tag was more than I was willing to spend on a pair of shoes, so of course I had to tackle the DIY route. Here’s a simple tutorial so you can make a pair too, and then wear them to every event you can for New Years and all the way through 2014!


  • Chunky Heeled Pumps (I found mine at Target)
  • Mod Podge
  • 2 colors of medium coarse glitter (I used silver and gold)
  • sponge brush
  • Glitter Pumps! 1 of 9

    You'll wear the heck out of these shoes! 

  • Before 2 of 9

    Start with a fabric covered shoe -- mine was a faux suede. 

  • Before-Front 3 of 9

    Another view of the before shoes!

  • Materials and Taping 4 of 9

    Tape the inside of your shoes to protect them when gluing. 

  • Tape the Sole 5 of 9

    Use piece of tape and carefully tape along the edges of the shoes sole. 

  • Time to Glue 6 of 9

    Now it's time to glue the glitter. Carefully paint a thick layer of mod podge on the whole shoe. 

  • Glitter! 7 of 9

    Once all the glue is in place, add the glitter.

    *I started with gold, then did a second layer of silver, only covering areas of it to create subtle dimension. 

  • Seal 8 of 9

    Once the layers of glitter are on, let the shoes dry for 24 hours and then cover the glitter with a thin layer of mod podge to seal it. Let dry completely before wearing. 

  • Done! 9 of 9

    Now go wear those shoes every chance you get!

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