DIY: Knockoff TOMS Glitter Shoes

Hi!  Have you ever worn TOMS?  My girls are obsessed with them.  Here are the next pair on my wish list, aren’t they cute?

And these:
I love TOMS, I love scripts, I love the bible verse (Phil 4:13) so I’m drawn to them!
  Well they are on Buttercup’s wishlist as well but she has begged me more for the glittery ones like her sisters.  Check out my solution that I shared today over at


Not really a post about decor but everyday Dollar Store items can be used for just about anything, even fashion!

My youngest was begging for me to buy her some TOMS Glitter Shoes so that she could be just like her big sisters.  I am just not willing to pay the $42 for toddler TOMS that she would grow out of in a month or so, so I was excited when I found these shoes at the Dollar Store.

One Dollar Folks!!!
I purchased two pairs, pink and black.  She wore them for awhile (as you can see) until one day out of the blue she informed me that they were not glittery enough!  She wanted them to sparkle like her sister’s. (One sister has pink and the other black).

So in a desperate attempt to please her I racked my brain and decided I would glitter them myself.  I know this approach will not last long but these little shoes are almost at the end of their life anyway so I gave it a try.
First I taped off the shoes with painters tape.

Next, I sprayed Red Krylon Glitter Blast on them in my home-made spray painting box. I already had the Glitter Blast on hand so was definitely a bonus in the finance department.  That Krylon Glitter Blast goes a LONG way and it’s so much fun to work with.

And here they are again.  Very cute I must say and Miss Priss was very excited to wear them!

… and wanted to pose in them.

Again, not sure how long they will last and if there are any scuffs later on I can just re-spray a little here and there!  Either way she is happy TODAY and that’s what makes me smile!

Not too bad for a Dollar!

~The Dollar Store Decorator~P.S. That’s me…SHHHH!  I would love for you to follow along over there as well!

Happy Treasure Hunting!

One week later.  Miss Priss has scuffed these up pretty bad but they were very easy to spray over on the scuffed spots.  This time I also sprayed over them with a coat of clear gloss spray, just for a little added protection.  We’ll see what happens.  Still can’t go wrong for a dollar, right?!?



  1. Kelley @

    Ha! Those are awesome! So stinkin cute!

  2. Jessica Lucas

    Cute – how's the texture on the finished product?

  3. Terri @ A Creative Princess

    What a great idea! They are just too cute! Thank you so much for linking up!

  4. Holly_Palermo

    Stop it! How did you get her to pose like that?! Adoreable. I miss you guys.

  5. Katie Franck

    I need to make these for my daughter, she loves,loves,loves glitter & bling!!

  6. Chatty Chics

    These are AWESOME! I love the idea of redoing shoes. Will you do me a favor and add my button so I can feature you?
    One Chatty Chic

  7. Heidi

    This is great!!! I love them and for $1 you cannot go wrong!! This is being featured today at {Junk in their Trunk}…thanks for linking up!!

  8. Erica

    HAHA!!!! I LOVE the dollar store. This made my day. Great work. Did you seal the glitter on? {would that even work?!}

  9. Anonymous

    Sooooo cute! I love them! Visiting via 320 Sycamore!

  10. Debbiedoo’s

    How cute Tami! She is adorable:)

  11. melissa * 320 Sycamore

    what an awesome idea! I have never heard of Toms? I need to get out more 🙂

  12. Jess

    Which Dollar Store? Love them!!!!

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