Put some sparkle in your step with glitter-covered tennis shoes! One of our fave contributing editors, Gwen, and her BFF Kendall tried their hands at a dazzling DIY.

You’ll need: Masking Tape, Mod Podge, assorted glitter, makeup sponges and/or paint brushes, and white canvas shoes (available at discount stores for around $5!)

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1. Since craft projects can make a mess, cover your workspace with a drop cloth or old newspaper.
2. Remove the shoelaces and set them aside.

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3. Use masking tape to cover the rubber sides of your shoes.

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4. To make glitter glue, mix two parts Mod Podge to three parts glitter in a small disposable bowl, using separate bowls for each color.
5. Paint on! Start with a thin base layer of glitter glue; after letting the shoes dry for 20 minutes, add a thicker second layer. After another 20 minutes, make touch-ups to the trouble spots. (Use a makeup sponge to paint the layers; a teeny-tiny paint brushed work well for designs and details.)

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6. Allow your shoes to dry overnight. The next day, you’ll be ready to add the laces and show off your sparklin’ shoes!

Editor’s tip: Before you begin painting, you can draw a design on your shoes with a light pencil. If you’re afraid to freehand, search online for a picture to print and trace. (Kendall painted a glittering turquoise anchor onto her left shoe!)