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DIY: Decorate your Own Holographic / Iridescent Shoes

DIY: How to decorate your own holographic / iridescent shoes with this simple technique | Live Colorful

We are obsessed with iridescent everything! Shoes, backpacks, lipsticks, nails and home decor items. So the other day, when I was about to throw away a pair of ugly shoes that I didn’t use anymore, I had the great idea of decorate them with that holographic/iridescent effect that we love so much.

I have been wanted to try a DIY inspired by this multicolored effect, and trying it for the first time in my old shoes sounded like a great experiment. Now they look alive and fun, and they can stay with me for a few more months.

Just as a note, make a pre-test in a small area of your shoe, or in a piece fabric so you can have a better idea of how it’ll look. The iridescent foil works different in each surface and texture, so make sure it works as you want in yours.



  1. Thoroughly clean the surface of our shoes.
  2. Use a spatula or card and spread the adhesive lightly over the area you want to cover with the foil iridescent.
  3. Cut a piece of foil, that fits in your shoe, and place on top of the adhesive.
  4. Use a clean rag to cover the foil and press with the hot iron for approximately 20 seconds.
  5. Allow the whole product to dry and then remove the layer of foil.
  6. Cut more pieces of foil and apply them until you cover your whole shoe.

I discovered that if you work in small areas the process is so much easier and it looks better.

3 Responses

  1. Sara Strauss says:

    Ooooooh shiny! I love this! What a fun way to spruce up some shoes!

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