Monday, November 14, 2011

MonDIY ~ DIY Miu Miu Inspired Glitter Pumps

Hey lovelies!  Hope you're having a great start to your week.  As I mentioned in today's earlier post, I have another DIY for you today.  Hope you're as excited as I am!  This one was a learning process.  And by learning I mean do not use any other glitter than Martha Stewart's.  Period. 
I think we've all been coveting the glitter Miu Miu pumps, I sure know I have been.  Alas, there's no way in hell I'm about to drop $522 (hey there's on sale from $675!) on a pair of trendy shoes that will be worn for less than a year.  Here's our inspiration:
And here's how you can get it for $500 less than that great sale price :)
I bought these heeled loafers from the thrift store for $6 and they had no signs of wear!  I also used JoAnn's brand of glitter, which is not meant for this project.  So learn from my mistake!  I mixed the glitter and Mod Podge in the bowl and applied two coats with the foam brush.  Two chunky uneven coats.
And I had this mess.  So a quick trip to Michaels and....
I grabbed Martha Stewart's silver glitter, as well as some silver metallic acrylic paint.  I used my xacto knife to cut off any large chunks of glitter, and then I mixed the new glitter with Mod Podge and applied several coats.  
You can see where I applied the silver paint, and how fabulously sparkly these shoes are!
And this is my finished product!  Altogether, I spent about $22 for the supplies, a full $500 less than the sale price, and I will have no problem if I only wear these for a few months!

Have you embraced the Miu Miu glitter heels trend?  Would you rather spend the money on the real deal or make your own for a fraction of the cost?



  1. You did an AMAZING job! they look awesome!

  2. Lia, you did a beautiful job on both of these shoes! The hot pink sequins bow is adorable! It reminds me of something we'd see from Betsy Johnson! These glitter loafers are amazing, seriously, $22 + the shoes, sign me up! I don't think those Prada mary janes are going to stand the test of time ;)

  3. You're so crafty - I need to see a picture of them on!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  4. HAHA Lia! You did a great job girl! I so admire you. Those shoes are very expensive and would definitely break my bank. This is an amazing option. LOVE IT! :D

  5. I definitely have embraced the trend! If only I could afford it :(

    Great DIY!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  6. amazing job. love love love this post. thanks for sharing, love. I've got a brand new FASH FOR LESS with Giuliana Rancic. I'd love to hear what you think. xo


  7. Love these! I see another DIY project in my future.

  8. You are the DIY queen. I would have given up and thrown them away the first glitter error. (Glitter was too large?)

  9. Another awesome DIY! And great save with picking up the Martha glitter. THese shoes are so good. Thinking I might need to keep my eye out for a pair of shoes to glitter. :)


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