• Supplies:
  • Mod Podge (gloss finish)
  • Ultra fine glitter
  • Painter’s tape (masking tape would work)
  • Polyurethane spray coating
  • Pair of shoes
  • Sand paper if using patent leather shoes
  • Paint brush (synthetic bristles)
  • Plastic cup for mixing


  1. First, we started by creating a counter-safe work space by taping brown paper bags to the kitchen counter with painters’ tape.
  2. Next, prep your shoes. Tape up the soles completely so that no glitter won’t get stuck to the bottom and stick some tape around the insides of the shoes too.
  3. Mix your glitter and Mod Podge. Add very little of the glue at a time so that you don’t drown the glitter. The mixture should be between a paste and a thick glue. The less glue the better, but you don’t want it to be too thick or the glitter will clump.
  4. Load the glitter-glue mixture with a paint brush onto the shoes in a even and semi-thick layer – even it all out and allow it to dry for a bit before checking for empty spots and reapplying. (If you’re mixture is too runny then you will probably need a coat or two more)
  5. Between coats, wrap your brush and the glitter cup in plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.
  6. Once you’re satisfied with the amount of glitter, carefully peel off the tape and let them dry overnight before applying the polyurethane coat. Peel the tape off before they start to dry so that you don’t peel off the glitter with it.
  7. Coat with polyurethane spray to seal the glitter.