Creating DIY ruby slippers for this year’s Halloween costume, using thrifted shoes from Goodwill NCW is fun! We saved on a great pair of secondhand shoes and gave them a snazzy second chance at life!  

DIY Ruby Slippers for Halloween finished project


Gather Supplies

  • Thrifted pair of shoes 
  • Ruby red paint & paint brush
  • Modge Podge
  • Red glitter


Pick the perfect shoes

Ballet flats will work great for those classic ruby slippers but don’t be afraid to pick a unique style to really make your costume stand out. 



Paint your shoes with 1-2 layers of red paint & allow to dry. 

step 3 DIY Ruby Slippers for Halloween



Add Modge Podge and glitter with a paint brush. 

step 4 DIY Ruby Slippers for Halloween


Have a wickedly good time!

Wear your one-of-a-kind DIY ruby slippers for Halloween! 

With 1000s of items new to the store floor daily, you never know what treasures you will find! When you find items to add to your collection from Goodwill NCW, you make an impact on neighbors in our community. 

If you missed it…

Check out the other upcycled projects we’ve recently featured and get inspired to create your own unique fashions and décor.

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