DIY: Make your heels pop with metallic paper

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With decorative heels popping in fashion magazines all around the world, shoe designers are taking the saying "I hate to see you go, but I love to see you walk away" to heart this fall. But you don't have to spend a fortune — or buy a new pair of shoes — to get in on the trend. This quick-and-easy DIY project is a great way to make your own textured gold heels with your favorite chunky pumps from last season. 

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  • Heels
  • Metallic paper (available here)
  • Mod Podge glue* 
  • Brush

*Note: Depending on the material of your shoe, you might need to use a stronger glue (i.e. tacky glue). 

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Use your scissors to cut the paper into a smaller, more manageable size. Then crinkle the paper to create the textured effect.

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Clean the heel of your shoe well. Prepare your shoe for the paper by applying a liberal amount of Mod Podge or other glue to the heel.

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Tightly wrap the metallic paper around your shoe's heel, and use your scissors to trim away excess paper around the edges. Then apply a top coat of Mod Podge as your sealant to finish it off.

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Voila! Now pair your new creation with your favorite pair of printed pants.

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