Four Quick and Simple Ways to Transform Your Shoes

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10 Minutes

Do you have a pair of boring old boots sitting in your wardrobe that could do with a makeover? A tired pair of heels in need of a new lease of life? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here I’m going to show you four quick and simple DIY projects that you can do to refresh your shoes and put a smile on your face.

Tools and materials:

  • Pairs of boots
  • Pair of heels
  • Glue
  • Brush
  • Glitter
  • Feathers
  • Lace ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Socks
  • Neon paint

Make over booties

Glitter glam

To achieve this look, you simply need to spread glue over the mid-section of the boot and then sprinkle glitter on top.

Tip: you can cover up the rest of the boot with tape if this will make it easier for you to keep the design neat and tidy.

DIY booties makeover

How to DIY booties

Feathery and fabulous

The boots I’m using here have leather wraparound strap details on them. Apply glue onto the areas that you want to decorate, and then stick the feathers on top. As you can see, I’ve made it look like the feathers are coming out of one of the straps. Add lace detail around the side and the top of the boot to finish off the look.

Easy DIY booties

Sock shoes

Take a pair of heels, put a pair of socks around them and then poke the heel out. You have sock heels! Quirky, different, and fun!

Basic DIY booties

Sensational stripes

Leave a bit of material on both sides of the zipper exposed and cover the rest of the boot up with masking tape. Paint a neon yellow stripe down one side of the zipper and a neon orange stripe down the other side. You may have to apply several layers of paint to get a deep saturation. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape.

Glitter booties
Feather booties
Sock booties
Striped booties

There we have four quick and simple DIY projects that are so easy to do. All of them will make your shoes look more fresh and funky. So next time you’re about to go out and buy a pair of shoes, why not try upstyling an old pair?

Suggested materials:

  • Boots
  • Heels
  • Glue
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