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From the first time I saw the glitter trainers trend, I knew I needed some. I love how easy they are to style in basic black and love the unexpected, feminine pop the glitter adds. Pair them with basic jeans and a t-shirt or dress them up for a night out or even a formal event. They are more comfortable than heels and surprisingly, go with almost anything.

DIY Black Glitter Sneakers Tutorial

Gucci, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Puma and Converse have all rolled out gorgeous, totally-wearable glitter trainers this year. The only problem is…. designer shoes can get kinda pricey. If you’re not ready to make an investment in the trend, this week I created a super-simple DIY to make your own for a fraction of the price.

DIY Kate Spade Glitter Sneakers Shoe Refashion

To recreate this look, I used some old sneakers that were floating around my closet. The soles were especially dirty but a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser had them looking brand new within just a few minutes. It’s a great hack to keep your white soles looking great that takes almost no time.

The fastest and easy way to clean shoe soles. Try this fashion hack


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How to make Black Glitter Lace Up Shoes

How To Make DIY Glitter Trainers

Start by covering the sole of your sneaker with painter’s tape. This keeps any glitter and Mod Podge from getting on the sole and creates a nice, clean finish when you are all done.

DIY Kate Spade Glitter Sneakers Shoe Refashion

Next, mix equal parts Mod Podge and loose glitter in a bowl and paint over the rest of your shoe. Wait to dry in between coats but apply 3 coats total. The Mod Podge will dry clear so don’t worry about any white, glue residue as your shoes dry.

DIY Black Glitter Tennis Shoe Refashion

Once your shoes are coated in glitter and fully dry, it’s time to lace them up! Cut a satin ribbon about 30″ long to create a shoelace. I chose to lace mine this way because I could tie a knot on the underside of my hole and avoid re-lacing my sneakers each time I put them on. It also created a more polished look since the raw edge on my ribbon may eventually start to fray. Lacing my shoes this way keeps the ribbon edge tucked in and out of sight.

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Make These DIY Glitter Tuxedo Sneakers

I kinda love how these turned out!

I’ll be wearing them with dresses, black joggers, and jeans on a regular basis. These glitter trainers are also the perfect fall transition piece that will get a lot of wear this fall.

DIY Black Glitter Sneakers Kate Spade Knock off

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you have any questions at all, just let me know in the comments below!

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