Unfortunately for my wallet, I have plenty of unworn shoes in my closet. Sometimes the fit doesn’t work out, but other times, I bought an odd color or pattern on sale that I was sure I would wear, but I never did and now I’ve come to my senses; those shoes were on the sale rack for a reason.

I’m not much of a do-it-yourself person (I am, however, exceptionally skilled at letting other people do things for me), but the girls over at We Are Not Martha have a tutorial on making your own glitter flats that has me intrigued. New footwear for a minimal price? Now that’s something I could get behind. Can you imagine how slick black glitter would look? If you have girlfriends who are in the same boat, this might even be a fun post-holiday girls’ night idea for when everyone is strapped for cash. Make some cocktails, break out the glitter – what could go wrong with that?

  • Merve

    A lot could go wrong with that. Yday i had green food colouring from cookie decorating down my pajama pants and the dog sat on the gluey side of a card waiting to be glittered.

    • shueaddict

      ha ha … did you get a Furry Xmas card? Today my very large dog got startled and gave me a nudge that caused me to spill my beetroot juice over the newly iced – pristine white Christmas cake.

      • Merve

        It was all worth it as said doggy bought said mummy a new pair of CL peeptoes….All was forgiven!

  • Redo My Shoe

    Amanda, this is right up my alley. I DIY Louboutins with Swarovski crystals. Seeing the transformations are incredible. Glittering or strassing is the perfect way to spruce up a pair of used shoes. Love it!


  • 19yearslater

    Yeah, I’d probably glitter my own flats. Not sure if I have a pair I’d like to spare at the moment but the Target clearance rack always has some.

  • Lushiekittycat

    I don’t think I would simply for the reason I would feel bad tampering with a pair of shoes and would proably mess them up in the process.

  • mochababe73

    I am not crafty so I know that this would go horribly wrong. My 6 year old could lend his helping hand. And, my 12 year old would probably just tell me that they were ugly.

  • Stylista

    I read this, and thought right away of Redo my Shoe!


  • thatgirl

    hell no

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