How I Brought My Old High Heels Back To Life!

If you know me, you know what a shoe girl I am.  It sounds cliché, but it’s true.  It’s almost embarrassing that I used to sneak new shoe boxes into my house or leave them in my car until nobody was home.  “Oh these shoes? These old things?!  I had them at the bottom of my closet and forgot all about them until I found them tonight”.  If I was Pinocchio, I would have poked out countless eyes with my quickly growing nose.

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This was last weekend’s attempt to “organize” some of my summer shoes and stuff them under my bed in this vinyl thingamajig.

Let me get to the point.  I saw this on Pinterest and had to do it. Click HERE to see my pinboards.

D-I-Y Glitter Heels!! Click here to see the tutorial I followed.

I had the perfect heels waiting for this project.  Scuffed, comfy, and sitting in my closet already.

See?!  Scuffed. These girls and I have been through some good times together.  I just wasn’t ready to toss them yet…

I gathered my funky old shoes, super-fine glitter (I had silver & blue on hand), Mod Podge (I used satin finish), a stiff bristle paintbrush, a disposable tray, and a large piece of paper (or newspaper to protect your work surface).

I poured out about 1/3 of the glitter onto my tray. I decided to go with only silver.  You can mix colors if you’d like I’m sure.

I poured in a blob of Mod Podge.  You can always add more, so I went easy and it was just enough.

I stirred it up until it was well mixed and goopy.  I panicked a little bit when it looked cloudy, but Mod Podge dries very clear. No worries 🙂 .

I applied a not-too-thin-but-not-too-thick first coat to the shoes.

I let this coat dry for about 20 minutes. Then I slapped on another coat.

It’s pretty safe to say that at this point, I was squealing like a 10-year-old Justin Bieber fan.

I was twirling skipping wearing these all day long!  I kept looking down at my feet and giggling!


What do you collect?  Are you a shoe/ purse/ jewelry hoarder?  Confessions shall be filed in the comment section 😉

18 responses to “How I Brought My Old High Heels Back To Life!

  1. I have some ooooold shoes that need some bling. Thanks for posting this. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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  3. Stopping by from Sugar and Dots. I recently purchased a pair of glitter heels from Forever 21. Never thought about doing it myself. These are awesome and definitely something to keep in mind you could own a pair in every colour! Great job!

  4. Rach @ This Italian Family

    GIRL! I am so wanting to do this! I have a couple of heels pinned on Pinterest that I am itching to make! Just haven’t done it yet. 🙂

  5. Gorgeous shoes! I don’t really collect a lot for it to be considered a collection, but I keep things (shoes, handbags, jewelry or clothes) that have some memory attached. 🙂

  6. Look at you all sparkly–I love it!!! I would never in a million yrs think to do something like this but I am keeping this post in mind just in case I get bit by the creative bug.

    PS-Just saw your email, will be getting back with you soon 🙂

  7. Adorable! What a fantastic idea. I, too, am a shoe hoarder and am all too familiar with the ol “These old things? I’ve had these for AGES…”

  8. Ahhhhh, how fun is this!!

    I have to stand on my feet all day so only week-end heels for this girl…and I’m usually in sweats. You are definitely a shoe hoarder. Holy cow!

  9. I am in love with these shoes. I saw this on pinterest and have been debating trying it for a while. Now that I see you did and how good it looks maybe I’ll have too! Actually I know I’ll have too! 😉

  10. Love this! It is brilliant, I will definitely be pinning this one too!

  11. That was awesome! You are so talented.

  12. AAAAMAZING! WOW! those shoes look FAB! you are too funny Mindy!

    I think I’d have to say I’m a silver hoop earring collector. No matter how many pair I have, I always find myself buying more!

  13. Love these! Sparkle is the way to go!

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