Fashionable Footwear for a Modern-Day Princess

By  September 14, 2012

Fashionable Footwear for a Modern-Day Princess

What little girl hasn’t tried on her mom’s special shoes and pretended she’s Cinderella? As mothers, our heart melts when we see our little girls being extra cute. A fun and frugal way to make our modern-day princesses feel extra special is to dress their everyday shoes into something spectacular. Here are five DIY projects you can embark on to turn your daughter’s beat-up shoes into something fit for royalty.

neon shoes

By:La Petite Magazine

Not only does your three-year-old share a favorite color with most little girls in her cohort, she now shares a favorite color with the fashion world as well. In case you haven’t noticed, neon is back! With a little bit of paint you can upcycle those old hand-me-down leather shoes into something bright and happening.

sparkly toe shoes

By: Craft Addicts

Little girls like to play in style. It’s no wonder the toes on their cute ballet flats get scuffed up so quickly. But don’t throw out those beaten-up flats just yet. With a little bit of painter’s tape, Mod Podge, and glitter, you can give your daughter’s old kicks a new happy ending.

patches for well loved shoes

By: Baby Blackbird

Kids have an unbelievable capacity to get holes in their shoes, making it impossible to go anywhere in public wearing their favorite pair. This simple DIY will help you patch up those holes and make beat-up shoes stylishly cute again.


By: We Are Not Martha

It’s amazing what you can do with Mod Podge and glitter. Before sending off your daughter’s old flats to Goodwill, try dressing them up with glitter. You can dress up any flats, any color, in any type of glitter you like. For a disco party, use rainbow glitter. For something a little more subtle (as far as glitter goes), try just white glitter. Any way you go, your little girl’s feet are sure to shine.

duct tape shoes

By: One Charming Party

You know how your oldest son is obsessed with making duct-tape wallets? Well, pull up a chair and sit next to him at the craft table because you’re going to have to borrow some duct tape for this DIY. Pick tape you like and dress up an old pair of shoes in a pretty floral print. Add a bow for good measure and voilà!