Light up glitter heels with FLORA and NeoPixels #WearableWednesday


Awesome Instructable from denahemerson on how to make glittery light up heels! We would wear these to our company Christmas party in a heartbeat.

First things first, these are not Dorothy’s shoes. Dorothy snatched them off the cold, dead feet of the Wicked Witch of the East. The same dead witch that, oh yeah, Dorothy maliciously murdered upon her dramatic arrival into Munchkinland. If we’re about to commence this journey of creating fabulous things together, I want that made abundantly clear.

Now, who wants to make glittery, sparkly, light up heels??

You will need:


  • X-acto knife
  • Paint brush
  • Needles (many)


See the full tutorial here.


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