Psst! Want to update your style? If you are a DIY fan, no longer do you have to go out to the local mall or click your mouse at popular online clothing and shoe stores – you can simply create the styles you long for. It might surprise you, but even a beginning DIY-er can do terrific shoe makeovers that will get praise, compliments and envious looks!
We’ve found you 52 great projects to try. So whether you are going to a wedding, special event, its a workday or you are just “out and about”, there’s a pair of shoes for you to DIY. Some projects involve sewing, painting or even woodburning. So our tip for you is that if a project has a DIY topic that is new to you, give it a “test drive” before you do it on that favorite pair of shoes you want to bling out!
What will also make you smile is that some inventive DIYers have even created “designer inspired” shoe makeovers. So if you’ve always longed for a pair of Jimmy Choos and they don’t fit into your budget, now you can DIY a pair that you’ll adore.
DIY-ing is a great way to refresh an old or outdated pair of shoes or simply update them to go with a new outfit. Happy DIY-ing!
DIY Disco Pom Pom Shoes
Going out dancing? You’re going to want to make these DIY shoes!
DIY Shoes Pretty T Strap Pumps with Ankle Bows
Aren’t these sweet? Make these for your next party or special event.
Neon Shoes DIY and Painting Leather
Want attention getting shoes? Here is a fantastic shoe DIY project!
Save the Date Wedding Shoes
Always remember your wedding date with these lovely high heels. Forever & Always!
Super Easy Neon Jimmy Choos
Want shoes that really pop? Try these Jimmy Choose inspired one!
Super Easy DIY Leather Lace Up Gladiator Sandals
Love gladiator sandals? Take a look at this DIY project!
DIY Shoes Gold Serpent T Strap Sandals
Now these are shoes that get lots of compliments. Unique and pretty!
DIY Wedding Shoe Stickers
Adding stickers may seem like kids’ play, but today’s technology makes it a lot more elegant for your DIY shoes. You can add accents to your wedding, special event or everyday shoes to make them stylish and fun.
DIY Woodburned 70s 90s Floral Wood Platform Wedges
These fun wedges are a total throwback! Easy to DIY too!
DIY Glitter Cap Toe Shoes
This is a fun shoe DIY for kids or adults alike. Make flats or heels more stylish and fun!
Easy DIY Neon Pumps
Here’s a way to make your favorite shoes really stand out. A touch of neon!
Fabric Covered Shoes
Here is a great DIY, whether casual or dressy shoes. Fabric easily makes shoes compliment your wardrobe.
DIY Brian Atwood Flower Sandals
Feminine and floral, these are the perfect wedding shoes. Best of all, you can DIY them too!
DIY Prada Inspired Platform Sneakers
These aren’t just any sneakers. Why not make them look Prada inspired?
Cap Toe Shoes to Cat Shoes
So cute! Why not make a pair for you and then also for your kids to wear!
DIY Dolce and Gabbana Gold Jewel Embellished Shoes
Love designer inspired shoes? Give this DIY shoe project a try!
Wedding shoes gold champagne
These are embellished with lovely lace. The perfect look for any wedding or special event.
Remember Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz? Now you can DIY shoes, just like hers!
DIY Ruffle Shoes
These ruffle shoes are a very popular trend now. You can DIY a pair of them!
Dr Who Wedding Shoes
Big Dr Who fan about to say “I do”? Take a lot at these stunning dress shoes!
Perfect for a day out in the sun or just to make you smile. Try making these DIY shoes.
Wonderwoman High Heel Shoes
Now who doesn’t like Wonderwoman? Now you can feel like her at your next party or event in your heels!
My DIY Studded Kitten Heels
Wow! This is a great DIY pair of shoes. Perfect for going out.
Blue Satin Shoes Dotted Ruffles DIY
Love ruffle shoes? Try making this DIY pair!
DIY couture wedding shoes
Are you getting ready to say “I do”? Take a look at these stylish couture-like wedding shoes.
Here is a stylish way to upgrade your favorite pair of shoes. This is a simple project, ideal for beginners too.
Party Shoe Shoes
Need super glam shoes for your next party? Give these DIY shoes a try.
Shoes That Quak
Like ducks? Make shoes that quak!
DIY Painted Something Blue Shoe Soles
If you are saying “I do” then this is a cute way to have your “something blue” on your way down the aisle. Paint the soles of your shoes blue!
DIY Blue Ruffle Shoes
Stylish and fun. This is a great accent to make for high heels, especially high heeled sandals.
Sequin Shoe Shoes
Now these are shoes that will get lots of compliments. Make these for your next party or special event.
Custom Painted Leather Shoes
So stylish. Look at these lovely flowers, how they make your shoes look so pretty!
What fun! These are shoes that will surely make everyone smile.
English Rose Shoe Shoes
Charming and sweet, these are the perfect shoes for a party. A fun pair of DIY shoes to make.
Shoe Makeover Lace Heels Tutorial
Want to give your heels a makeover? Why not add a touch of lace?
DIY Printed Pumps
This is a great project for beginners. A terrific way to re-fresh a pair of shoes you like too.
Designer Bollywood Indian Shoes
The pattern on these is bright and colorful. Try this style to get so many compliments!
Rhinestone Heeled Pumps
Wow! What a great statement shoe for the dance floor. Great high heels to DIY.
DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Gladiator Sandals
Want the designer look for your stylish sandals. Give this DIY project a try!
DIY Lace Up Heels Red Pumps w Chevron Ric Rac Trim
Stylish and fun. Don’t these remind you of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz?
Chic and Fashionable Wedding Shoes Idea
Say “I do” in shoes that are glamorous. Try DIYing these!
DIY Lace Shoes Tutorial
Perfect for special events. Look at how beautiful these lace shoes are!
A Little Weekend DIY Bedazzled Shoes
Here is a great project, showing you how to easily put crystals on to your shoes. Crystals make any pair of shoes look so much more elegant.
Embellished Ankle Straps
Here is a way to make your wedge shoes with straps really pop! This is an easy project, ideal for beginner DIY-ers.
DIY Colored Soles
Stylish and fun, this is a great DIY project for your favorite heels. Make them look like designer shoes.
DIY Sexy Spikey Pumps
Here are shoes that will surely get attention. Perfect for a party or special event.
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DIY Glitter Heels
A touch of glam and a bit of glitter. Perfect to dance the night away!
All Laced Up Heels
Stylish with a touch of lace at the heels. The perfect accent for your favorite pair of shoes.
Perfect to follow trends. Try making these tribal heels!
Comic Book High Heels
Pow! Wow! Look at these high heels, decorated with favorite comic books.
Checkerboard High Heels
This project uses houndstooth fabric. What a classic and trendy look!