30.9.11

DIY Sparkly Boots


And the DIY onslaught continues!!

Thanks to twitter, instagram and most of all Geneva of A Pair and a Spare (check out her awesome DIY blog!!), I was introduced to the wonderful blog of Style Crusader.  A little scrolling down on her blog led me to these:

I immediately added these to my growing collection of ankle-boot DIY inspiration pics.

A couple of hours free from the hospital - check.
DIY mood? - check.
DIY-able project?  
Absolutely!

The end result:

DIY SPARKLY BOOTS!

How to make your own sparkly boots

Step 1:
Find a pair of ankle boots which are ready to be glittered.  Mine cost me a grand total of $10 thanks to Rubi shoes and a convenient voucher from my birthday - score!  (they are much higher than I wanted, but that's alright, they can just be another addition to my burgeoning heel collection.)


Step 2:
Get yourself some glitter and some craft glue.
I chose two glitter sizes (which I mixed together) - one larger to emulate the big sparkling look of the original photo, and one smaller to fill in the gaps.  The glue that I used is permanent fabric glue, but I reckon you could probably get away with normal craft glue and spray on some more adhesive after the glitter has dried. 


Step 3:
Glue and glitter your boot!  
(maybe should have mixed the glitter into the glue?  I have no idea.  At least mine is holding for now...)


Optional:
Take photos of things whilst you wait for the glue to dry a little


Step 4:
Neaten up the edges by scratching off dried glitter and glue that's in the wrong place.  
(This took me longer than actually gluing and glittering, as I am a bit anal about neat lines etc.  S can testify to this.)


Step 5:
Marvel at your creation!  But try not to click your heels together or you'll lose precious glitter.


Style them with jeans or coloured trousers rolled up at the hem, or some black leggings and a jumper-dress for a bit of casual glam.


Other similar DIY ideas for glitter & shoes:
- These boots in different colours (black on tan, black on black, silver on black, black & gold haha...)
- Glittery loafers (loafers seem to be all the rage) Edit: completed these here!
- Glittery pumps (see Geneva's here) - I'm thinking red, green and electric blue!

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51 comments:

  1. that's awesome trish! good work! can't wait to see them on :)

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

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  2. ahhh these are amazeballs! I've been wanting to DIY a pair like the Pedro Garcia glitter boots but haven't found the right style of boots at the right price (cheap) haha

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  3. Wow! They look great :) Can't wait to try it!!

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  4. That's a brilliant idea.Gonna do it with my shoes.I love glitz and sparks a lot .Thanks for such tutorial .

    I love you .

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  5. Che belli!!! Idea fantastica proverò a farlo su dei miei tronchetti. Baci Marcella

    sfiziesfarzimoda.blogspot.com

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  6. wowzers, i'm doing this in my spare time tomorrow!

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  7. AWESOME DIY lady!! you are amazing!! I will definitely try this. We should have a blogger craft day one day xx

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  8. Arghhhhhhh these are actually amazing. I'm going to hunt through every op shop in Perth for shoes in my size then go DIY on them all!

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  9. dude these are AWESOME!!! they look so good, you did a great job. I would totally buy a pair off you, i'm terrible at diys :)

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  10. OMG this is amazing!!! Im totally gonna make my own, so good!!

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  11. Great DIY! Beautiful boots! :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is fantastic!! One of the best DIY's I've seen.

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com
    GIVEAWAY

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  13. I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE. DEFINITELY DOING THIS ASAP! :O

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  14. These are nothing short of amazing!! Will have to try this sometime <3!

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  15. Wait- does ANYONE know where I can buy these exact boots...... I really love them and have been looking exactly for them and I checked on rubi shoes online and the exact pair isnt there, please help le fancuille! I live in the US also so maybe that is why..? love this!

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  16. These look great! You have inspired me to make a pair of cute shoes too! Need to go scope in the city sometime soon! xx

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  17. Pinned! LOVELY!

    --Jaclyn T
    Nature Inspired Jewellery
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/trickart
    http://www.positiveponderings.blogspot.com

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  18. i saw this on a pair and spare d.i.y and i absolutely love it. you guys are amazing!! following!!

    www.herpersona.blogspot.com
    www.herpersona.blogspot.com

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  19. This DIY is so so so good! I'm sorry I haven't commented earlier! I blame blogger but this is amazing! I'm expecting an outfit post real soon!

    Gorgeous! I love glitter!!

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  20. This is the BEST!!! It's so simple & nice! Thanks for this post!

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  21. this is SO GREAT! I´m thinking about to glitter some shoes since a while - now I will do it, thanks for the "kick" ;o) It looks so great - thank you so much for this genius post!
    greetings from germany, geisslein

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  22. so cool! DIY shoes are the best! excellent productive procrastination, T. Can't wait for the holidays, I feel like it's going to be a DIY summer...

    ps. Outfit post soon featuring these booties please!

    x R

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  23. Loving this so MUCH!
    http://www.xpressiories.blogspot.com

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  24. amazing! totally saved this page for future reference when I try them myself :)

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool
    PS check out my Hallie Friedman Jewelry giveaway on my blog!

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  25. Love this! I want to give this a go today!

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  26. wow,amazing result! might try that out myself!

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  27. Hi girls ! I put a link towards your article on my blog, because I like very much this idea.
    http://bienvenuechezcoline.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/decouvertes-et-paillettes/

    Kiss
    Coline

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  28. i just now found your lovely blog!! and these glitter DIY boots i so love!! i will give it a try once i find a good bargain on some boots. . .
    xoxo ~ ks

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  29. This is amazing, I accidentally found this via tumblr. I am so going to attempt this. Thanks for the great idea and step by step pictures xx

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  30. ah! these are wonderful! ! i LOVE this! I'm going to use this technique to revamp some old shoes! :)

    kaithuberblogspot.com

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  31. Hi! I have seen this post a few times and I adore how well you did this.
    I also wanted to say here that I was really surprised at how thisisglamourous (citified.blogspot.com) used your images on their blog. I think you should have been given FAR bigger credit! Your DIY tutorial is fab and deserves clear regognition
    xxx

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  32. These are stunning!!!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  33. this is fantastic. i was devising a plan to do this myself! its great to see it worked out better than i could've hoped for.

    are the boots you used suede?

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  34. LOL i've seen a ton of girls trying to do this, but they aren't as good as yours! Love it!

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  35. Hello girls! I just featured this project on my blog, here: http://moderngirl.jurna.ro/?p=222. Thank you very much!

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  36. How come I never thought of doing things like this before?
    Thanks for the tip!

    http://blog.lescerisiersenfleurs.com/

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  37. wahoo I love this idea too !
    (sorry for my english I'm french)

    http://orties-et-coquelicots.blogspot.com/

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  38. Wow, These are so AAAAWESOME!! I absolutely love it! Thank you!

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  39. hey! i linked this tutorial, on my latest post!
    great blog! :)

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  40. We adore these boots, great job on your DIYs!
    Looking foreward to see more DIY & following you huni!<3
    lovexx
    A&G

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  41. Why does the dog not look impressed? Can't you make little boots for him/she?

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  42. What a fantastic idea! I just posted a link to your tutorial on my blog after showing my results from giving it my own try, thanks for the inspiration (:

    http://smiletosparkle.blogspot.com/

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  43. Nice content, I trust this is a nice blog. Wish to see fresh content next time. Thanks for sharing this post with us. Keep it up. mortal kombat

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  44. wowww love this! Bought a pair of boots from Kmart for $15 think I'll have to give this a go!

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  45. Can you do this with leather. These are suede so I wasn't sure. I was thinking black on black!

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    1. I'm not sure it will work so well, but you could try using sandpaper or something on the leather to give the glue a bit more to hold on to? I took a knife and a metal sponge to my glitter heel boots (another DIY project) - the heel was smooth plastic and needed a bit of roughing up. But once I did that, the glue held on perfectly - it is still going strong despite me trudging through puddles and even snow!


      Hope that helps!

      xx T

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