Ahhhhhhhhhhh.....this DIY shoemaking project was so much fun and SO easy to make from home! 

This is the latest project in our ‘Get Inspired’ series - I made the snazziest pair of glitter sandals which I will 100% be wearing to some fun pride celebrations this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🤩

This glitter fabric came from my FAV fabric store @newcrafthouse (They seriously have the best selection, I've made so many pairs of shoes and boots from their stock!)

Originally I was going to just do a glitter heel and platform, but something came over me and I knew I needed to use it to make the whole shoe! The result is very sparkly and very special! ✨

Here’s a little run through of how I made these sandals…

DIY glitter sandals made by hand from home

Step 1 - Firstly, I covered the insoles with the glitter fabric from the @newcrafthouse 

Step 2 - I then covered the heels with the same fabric

Step 3 - Next, I covered the platforms and straps with even more of this epic glitter fabric!

Step 4 - I then lasted the uppers to the insoles.

Step 5 - Then, I attached the platform to the insoles and screwed in the heels.

Step 6 - After that, I added insole socks that had a little foam underneath for ultimate comfort.

Step 7 - Finally, I added beige resin soling to the bottom of the shoes - et voila!

Estimated time to make = 4 hours

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