DIY Ideas for Shoes

You don’t have to shell out your life’s savings in order to get designer-style shoes. With these DIY ideas for shoes, you can create unique looks – without breaking the bank.

Ombre Shoes

You can recreate expensive Jimmy Choo ombre shoes with this DIY tip.

jimmy choo ombre heels


  • Spray Paint
  • Lining/newspaper


  1. Place your shoes in an open-air location. Fill the insoles with the lining/newspaper.
  2. Stand a foot away from the shoes and spray the ends with spray paint.
  3. Let it dry and enjoy wearing your Jimmy Choo-like shoes!

ombre shoes

Chain Boots

Enjoy a rock/punk chic look with this DIY chain boots tutorial.

black chained boot


  • Chains (old ones, or the ones you can buy from craft stores
  • Thread (color will depend on the color of your boots)
  • Sturdy Needle


  1. Sew the chain to the back (or front) of your boots. Make sure to anchor it securely.
  2. Repeat the process until you are happy with the number of chains on your boots.

DIY chain boots

Glittery Heels

Look like an exquisite party girl with this DIY tutorial for glittery heels.

glittery back heels


  • Fabric/paper glue
  • Tape
  • Glitters (one or several colors)


  1. Place newspaper/container underneath the shoes you wish to refurbish.
  2. Apply glue on the heels. Cover the other areas with tape. Overlap each piece of tape.
  3. Carefully apply glitter (one or several colors) on the heels. Gently shake the shoes to equally distribute the glitters and to remove any irregular clumps.
  4. Let the glue dry well before wearing. Enjoy!

glittery heels

Houndstooth Heels

Tired of the usual black heels? You can revamp your shoes – without the expensive fees – with this DIY project.

houndstooth heels


  • Houndstooth fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric/paper glue


  1. Cut houndstooth fabric to cover the heels. Apply paste on the heels and cover with the cut fabric.
  2. Place fabric over the shoes. Cut in the middle for the foot opening.
  3. Apply paste on the edges of the shoes. Smoothen the ends.
  4. Apply a thin fabric on the border of the shoes and the heels.
  5. Paste embellishments on the shoes for additional design.

DIY houndstooth heels

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