I recommend using mod podge glue for this, normal pva glue might work the same on the tops of converse or rubber surfaces but for the glitter to stick to material I think this is best. Also i is definitely worth using a little sponge to rub the glue on with, but a paint brush would work just fine too.
The whole process is quite simple. I did this outside, mostly because I hate clean up and glitter gets EVERYWHERE. Take the laces off your shoes, and over a sheet of old newspaper start to dab on the mod podge. I did this in section just so it didn’t dry before i had a chance to get the glitter on. I literally just poured the glitter out from the container. I tried to make a glue/glitter mixture and apply that directly – it does not work. I used newspaper under the shoes so when I poured on the glitter, the excess glitter did not go to waste – just pour it from the newspaper back into its container when done! You might end up with a few spaces you might have to go back over, the tongue of the shoe & along the zip is a little more difficult, but not too much – just a little more fiddling and moving around. If you have time, do the these parts first, let them dry and then do the rest.
A little optional extra I did was paint the heels black. The heels were originally a wooden colour and just looked a bit roughed up. So I revamped them with some black acrylic paint that I think looks pretty cool with the silver glitter.
Also totally optional, I sprayed the glitter with artists fixative spray (you could use hairspray, pretty much the same thing), but this really doesn’t make a huge difference but a little less glitter fall out.
Leave them dry (I left mine overnight),put the laces back in & stick on your new & improved revamped super sparkly shoes! This is a super simple DIY, everyone can do it and it’s a great way to save on a Halloween costume or just jazz up some old shoes you were ready to throw out!
Hope you enjoyed this little DIY project & let me know if you give it a try!