How To Glitter Your Shoes

What You Will Need

  • Fabric glue
  • Masking tape
  • A pair of shoes
  • Glitter
  • Paint brush

Want to add a little sparkle to your step? First decide which parts of your shoe you want to sparkle. Use the tape to seal off any other parts of the shoe like the sole, around the laces, the heel, etc. Then use the paintbrush to evenly apply the fabric glue to the exposed areas. While it is still wet, sprinkle on as much or a little glitter as you want for your shoe! It will get a little messy, so lay down some paper to help catch the excess glitter. Once it’s dry to the touch, add another thin coat of fabric glue to seal it and remove the tape. That’s it!

Fab Crafty Tip : Use a few different colours of glitter to make a glitter design by either waiting until the first area is dry and taping it off before adding the second, or just by applying the glitter very carefully. Or instead of glitter, go with tiny rhinestones or sequins! It’ll take a lot longer to make sure they are all applied evenly and the right way up, but it brings a definite wowfactor to any footwear.


  1. Love it! This is so creative!

  2. will this work on patent leather pumps? I really want to do this to a pair of shoes I have, but I’m afraid the glitter would flake or peel off.

    • Ashley, this will work on patent leather but there definitely is the possibility of flaking or peeling with wear. If you want to avoid this try using a stronger glue that dries clear such as Gem-Tac instead of the fabric glue. It should give your shoe a more permanent glittering!

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    is actually nice, all be capable of easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

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