Glitter Sneaker DIY : Converse One Star for Target

When Target approached me about a Converse One Star DIY challenge I couldn’t resist. I didn’t have any idea what I was going to do to give my white sneaks a personality of their own, but as soon as I saw these Miu Miu glitter sneakers. DIYers have been gluing glitter to their shoes for decades! The most challenging part of this DIY was figuring out what material to use to create the steel toe. I was thrilled to find the little pyramid studs in my own craft closet to complete the look. And though I leave a little trail of fairy dust behind me wherever I go, I have to admit, I love the way they turned out.

* Converse One Stars from Target – courtesy of Target
* Fabric glue
* I used Crayola paint brushes to apply the glue.
* Silver glitter {I bought an 8oz jar but only used 1/4″ of it. 4oz is plenty.
* Fine glitter in black
* Painter’s tape
* Iron-on silver pyramid studs {which I can’t seem to find online}


* Squeeze a large amount of fabric glue into a cup or plate. Tape down the sides of your sneakers with your painter’s tape. Using a paintbrush, apply a moderately thick layer of glue to the tongue of your shoe.

* Place your sneaker in an open box and sprinkle a generous amount of glitter over your glue.

* Once your tongue is almost dry, remove the tape from the sides of your shoe and apply a generous layer of glue to your sides. It’s best to do one at a time because the glue dries pretty fast.

* Sprinkle your larger silver glitter and shake to remove excess.

* Since I was trying to mimic the charcoal silver Miu Miu shoes, and couldn’t find dark silver glitter, I added fine black glitter on top of my large silver glitter to fill in some of the tiny areas to make it appear darker. {this was my preference. If you can find a darker silver glitter, this step is unnecessary}

* Shake your shoe and allow the black fine glitter to settle and discard any unwanted silver glitter. If you missed any spots, now is your chance to add a little more glue and fill them in.

* To create a faux steel toe, I used small iron-on pyramid studs which I found at JoAnn’s a few years ago.

* Paint a generous amount of glue on the rubber toe of your sneaker. You’ll have to work quickly because it dries fast!

* Begin adding your studs at the center where the rubber meets the glitter and work out from there to either of the edges. Then create a sort of T-shape by placing studs in a row down to the tip toe of your shoe and work outwards from there.

* I didn’t want to go over the black line around the sole so I created a bit of a pyramid effect with staggered edges.

* A pyramid with pyramid studs 😉

* Hoping to get a dark gray, I dyed my shoelaces black with Rit Dye. However, the dye barely took at all and left the laces a very light gray. I almost wish I just left them white. My advice if you want a darker shoe lace is to just buy them or use a satin ribbon instead.

Have Fun!

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