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DIY Shoe Holder: Display Your Favorite Footwear!

Keep your walking art on display with this wall-mounted shoe holder! What better way to make sure you don't forget about those lime green heels you didn't need. You can proudly display them on your shoe shelf, which also doubles as home decor.

DIY Shoe Holder

If you have limited closet space, this shoe holder is a great DIY project that lets you keep your shoes in good condition while keeping them neatly organized on your wall. This works best for shoes with a decent heel height.

Find wooden trim with an edge wide enough to hold the heels in place on your shoe shelf. Our trim was 2 inches wide and had a 1/2-inch edge. Tip: If you buy your trim at a home center, they will cut it to length for you. You can make it longer or shorter than what is pictured here, depending on your space.

DIY Shoe Holder


  • Wooden trim
  • Copper spray paint
  • Pencil
  • Nail gun
  • Nails
  • Level
  • Ruler

DIY Shoe Holder

1. After the trim has been cut, choose your paint color. White or black always make a great neutral, but if you want to make it pop, choose a bright pink, orange or metallic. We chose a metallic copper and painted the front and sides of each piece of trim, allowing it to dry for 20 minutes.

DIY Shoe Holder

2. Mark out space on the wall where you will attach each piece of wood trim. Hold the wood trim steady on the wall, using your pencil marks as your guide. Press firmly on the wood trim and attach it to the wall using a nail gun. Make sure to check each shelf after you nail it up by setting your level on the trim. (Hint: The bubble should be in the middle.) If it's not perfect and your shoes won't hang, that's okay! Pull the board from the wall and try again!

DIY Shoe Holder

3. Now hang the next piece of wooden trim. We hung ours 9 inches apart. Use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark 9 inches from the top of the wooden trim that's already nailed to the wall. To help ensure that it's level, mark 9 inches on both ends. Continue to add as many piece of trim as you like.

DIY Shoe Holder

4. Now for the fun part—gathering all of your pretty shoes and making your walking art also your bedroom artwork!

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StyleEsque is an event & styling production company founded by Emily Gegner and Samantha Peterson. They pride themselves on creating a unique and memorable experience with an ample amount of creativity for all of their clients. SE conceptualizes a vision that highlights their client's personal style + story and creates an event or shoot that is uniquely theirs. SE is a one-stop shop for all things creative, they offer their clients everything from Photo Shoot Direction, Wardrobe Styling, Event Design, Prop Building, Decor Sourcing (and Creating), Vendor Curation, Interior styling and so much more.

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