Black shoes with tiny Christmas wreath made out of tinsel, green bells and holly

I love dressing to a theme.

And Christmas is the perfect time for some over the top themed dressing.

When I saw these fabulously tacky earrings in Primark a couple of weeks ago they gave me the perfect idea for some DIY Xmas shoes. These were really easy to make. And even better, they were super cheap, cause let’s be honest who wants to spend a lot on something you’re only going to wear a few times a year.

Photo of black shoes, pliers, a bottle of superglue and Christmas earrings with tinsel, holly and green bells

To make you will need:

  • A pair of shoes (I got these black pumps from Primark)
  • Some kitsch Christmas earrings (these were also from Primark)
  • Pliers
  • Superglue


  1. Start by removing the earring hooks with the pliers. You’ll still be left with a metal hook on the back of the felt but this doesn’t cause any problems when sticking them onto the shoes.
  2. Once you’ve removed the hooks put some superglue on the back and stick it to the shoe.
  3. Repeat this step for the second one and put in place. Hold down for around 30 seconds to make sure they’re stuck.

Fabric glue would also work for these, but I prefer to use superglue as you get a much better stick.

Photo of Christmas earrings with the hooks removed

Photo of shoes, Christmas earrings and superglue

These earrings also light up! They’re on a timer and you can still turn them on even once they’ve been stuck to the shoes. And there you have it, light up Christmas shoes!

In total, these super tacky Crimbo shoes cost me less than £10 and took around 10 minutes to make. Perfect for adding some festive cheer to an outfit and (probably) guaranteed to make people smile when they see you wearing them.


The name Kayleigh written in pink cursive font.

Photographs taken by me


Sometimes you find the best things in the strangest places.

Now, M&S is not always my go to shopping place. I have a few things from there and their Limited Edition collection usually has some pieces that nail the current trends. But their kids shoes are hidden gems, and even better, because you don’t pay VAT on kids clothes they are really well priced!

The kids sizes go up to a size 6, although that 6 is a EU 39.5, so technically not a size 6 and you might find these a bit big if you normally wear a 6/39. I have had a couple of pairs of shoes from them, one pair of chunky brogues that are a bit of a dupe for Dr Martens.

I have picked my favourites from their current collection, and none of them are over £25!

Clockwise from top left: Leather Sandals // Slip-on Star Print Trainers // Metallic Loafers // Heart Sparkle Loafers // Glitter Footbed Sandals // Faux Snakeskin Slip-on Trainers



Photographs from Marks & Spencer website