From the first time I saw the glitter sneaker trend, I knew I needed some. I love how much easier they are to style in basic black and love the unexpected, feminine pop the glitter adds. Pair them with basic jeans and a t-shirt or dress them up for a night out or even a formal event. They are more comfortable than heels and go with almost anything.
Gucci, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Puma and Converse have all rolled out gorgeous, totally-wearable glitter sneakers this year. The only problem is…. designer shoes can get kinda pricey. If you’re not ready to make an investment in the trend, this week I created a super-simple DIY to make your own for a fraction of the price.
To recreate this look, I used some old sneakers that were floating around my closet. The soles were especially dirty but a magic eraser had them looking brand new within just a few minutes. It’s a great hack to keep your white soles looking great that takes almost no time.
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Now that your shoes are clean we can get started gathering supplies. To complete this project you will need:
How To Make DIY Glitter Sneakers
Start by covering the sole of your sneaker with painter’s tape. This keeps any glitter and Mod Podge from getting on the sole and creates a nice, clean finish when you are all done.
Next, mix equal parts Mod Podge and loose glitter in a bowl and paint over the rest of your shoe. Wait to dry in between coats but apply 3 coats total. The Mod Podge will dry clear so don’t worry about any white, glue residue as your shoes dry.
Once your shoes are coated in glitter and fully dry, it’s time to lace them up! Cut a satin ribbon about 30″ long to create a shoelace. I chose to lace mine this way because I could tie a knot on the underside of my hole and avoid re-lacing my sneakers each time I put them on. It also created a more polished look since the raw edge on my ribbon may eventually start to fray. Lacing my shoes this way keeps the ribbon edge tucked in and out of sight.
I kinda love how these turned out!
I’ll be wearing them with dresses, black joggers, and jeans on a regular basis. These glitter sneakers are also the perfect fall transition piece that will get a lot of wear this fall.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you have any questions at all, just let me know in the comments below!
If you liked this tutorial, check out my Glam Loafer DIY and my Beaded Heel Refashion.