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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  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. Jenny says

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


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