Upcycle Craft: Halloween Witch Shoes


Last week I played with the new Martha Stewart Paints line, and got really excited- maybe over-enthusiastic- with the glitter paint and Tintable Fabric Medium. The result? Some rockin’ witchy shoes to round out my Halloween costume. Here’s how I did it.

Before- Eggplant Suede Pumps.

First, I mixed the Tintable Fabric Medium with Sugar Cube Glitter Paint by Martha Stewart (available at Michael’s) in a 2-to-1 ratio. I painted the sides of the shoes with this color, then painted the tops and heels with the Black Glitter, again, 2 coats.I finished off with some green satin paint on the tab.

Next, I hot glued some black stretch lace around the area where your foot goes in:

Then I cut a 7 inch length of tulle and folded it in half, so that the back stuck up about 1.5 inches higher than the front. I gathered this up and hot glued it on the front. I also glued a few black maribou feathers for fun.

Then I added some drops of silver glitter glue to the tulle for a little witchy bling. Because that’s how I roll!

Next up was adding some Glow-In-The-Dark fabric paint by Tulip. Oh, be still my heart…

When that was all dry, I hot glued a big ugly rubber spider on to finish the look.

I can’t wait to wear my witchy shoes and put a tingle up the spines of the neighborhood kids!



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13 Responses to “Upcycle Craft: Halloween Witch Shoes”

  1. jengd Says:


  2. Laurie Hunt Says:


  3. Sarah Forhan Says:

    Oh my goodness I am so in love with these shoes. I help at the school with Halloween parties and I will be making myself a pair of these, for sure! I pinned ya, for Halloween Inspiration!!

  4. Jenny Says:

    Thank you so much, Sarah- both for the comment and the pin! ; )

  5. Melony Bradley Says:

    Jenny – what a fantastic idea- you will be one glammed up witch this year! Have to do this!!!

  6. Maggie Says:

    Love them Off to the closet to see if I have some old suitable shoes …

  7. Jill Says:

    Love these shoes! So cute :)

  8. Brenda Says:

    LOVE these shoes! We attend a Witch’s Tea every year and these would be amazing to make! Guess I’m gonna have to go peruse the shoes at Goodwill to find me a pair to deck out 😉

    Awesome creativity! Gorgeous Shoes!

  9. Trexxann Says:

    Oh my! I love these – I pinned them way too early!! Repinning is in order!

  10. Jenny Says:

    OOH, I have some boring tan clogs that are begging for transformation. Will have to plot their rebirth.

  11. Doreen Guilfoyle Says:

    WOW! These. Are. FANTASTIC!!!!! LOVE your ingenuity! Just joined your FB page as a fan. LOVE IT! :)
    Doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com


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