Shoe Makeover: How to Make Glitter Flats

Who doesn’t love a good DIY project? Find out how to make glitter flats, and give an old pair of shoes a makeover for just a few dollars!

I bought a pair of yellow suede flats from J. Crew a few years ago. Since I wear them mostly with jeans, the dye from the jeans rubbed off on the back of the heel area — something I’ve never been able to remove.

I was really close to throwing them away, but after speaking to a crafter friend of mine, I was inspired to give them a glitter makeover.

I was concerned about adding glitter and glue on top of suede, but I did a little research and learned there are few problems in doing so.


How to Make Glitter Flats

Materials needed:

  • Paint brush
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
I resurrected an old bottle of Mod Podge I used for a craft I undertook last year. I found Martha Stewart’s Yellow Gold Glitter at my local craft store, which was the exact color glitter I envisioned. I was really trying to model these shoes after a pair of Steve Madden ballet flats that I’ve been stalking for a while.



  1. Mix mod podge and glitter together on a paper plate.
  2. Paint the flats with a few coats of glitter/glue mix
  3. Let it dry
  4. Give it one last coat of just Mod Podge
I’m really happy with how these glitter flats turned out. It took about 30 minutes to complete and cost about $7. I feel like I have a brand new pair of shoes!
Photos:  Lyssa White/BeautyXpose
  • Lyssa

    No problem! It was so easy!

  • Kathryn Sena

    These look amazing! Thanks for sharing, Lyssa!