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.
The end result:
DIY SPARKLY BOOTS!
How to make your own sparkly boots
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.)
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.
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...)
Take photos of things whilst you wait for the glue to dry a little
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.)
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!