7.11.11

DIY Glitter Heel Boots

I was so pleased with my Oasis 'Fran' ankle boots until...

The stooooooopid fake stacked heel started to wear off!!  

(They also used to have that nubuk leather look, but due to a slight mishap with some weather-protector, they now look like normal polished leather.  Oh well, at least they'll be ready for the China snow.)

So this got me thinking - how do I make the heels look good again?  You can see in the picture of the heels above that I already tried colouring the white bits in with a sharpie, but to no avail.

It was time to whip out the glitter and get my DIY-magic on (again).

I googled around a bit for some inspiration, which led me to some glitter heel boots from New Look (£34) and also from Maje (pictured below.  A not-so-cool £305...)


Exams finished on Thursday, and I swear I went a little manic due to my sleep deprivation (2hrs sleep the night before thanks to major exam-cram-time...  If you follow us on twitter you'd know about this haha).  So... I decided it would be a good idea to try to crank out this DIY at 1am.

Of course I still had some sense left, and abandoned it halfway through to be finished in the morning.  (7am to be exact...)  Seriously there is something wrong with me now.  But at least I can still entertain you with a new DIY tutorial!


DIY GLITTER-HEEL BOOTS


Things to assemble:
Glue, glitter, some sort of abrasive material, masking tape, and a pair of boots to maul.


Step 1:
Tape around the heel of the boot, so that you can get it clean and glitter it without ruining the leather.




Step 2 (the fun bit): 
Make the surface of the heel rough so the glue sticks (basic science, my dear readers!).
I used a steak-knife.  Like a maniac.  At 1am in the kitchen by myself.




Step 3:
 Mix your glitter into the glue.
I used very fine glitter for this project (compared to the larger glitter I used  for the other boots here), since I wanted a more subtle effect.  My original plan was to have black glitter, but I didn't have enough...  So they became silver instead!

Make sure you save some glitter to sprinkle over the heel later!




Step 4:
 Apply a coat of glitter-glue.
Dry, then repeat with another layer and sprinkle some loose glitter over to finish!




Step 5:
Remove the tape and do spot touch-ups where required.
This part is the kicker if you want a really polished, non-I-made-this-myself look.
Then spray over the heel with spray-adhesive (or some good old hair-spray).

Et voila!  
You've got yourself a re-vamped pair of kicks.  

Don't forget to send us your take on this DIY!  We'd love to see how you interpret it!

xx T
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50 comments:

  1. I might be trying this after my finals, hope it turns out as good as yours xx

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  2. nice trish! they looked great last night ;)

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

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  3. actually so cute! Does hairspray work really well to keep the glitter on? Argh, 15 days to end of exams... tess x x

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  4. @ Tess - yup, hairspray works fine if you don't get your boots wet. If you need some extra hold, just coat it with a layer of clear glue after it's all dried

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  5. seriously trish you are amazing!! your diy boots have been the best i've seen out there so far...i feel weirdly proud :p

    xx

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  6. I am actually dyingggg to try this (have had the other DIY post bookmarked for the past century - slight exaggeration). why won't the holidays come already D:

    in reply to your comments: noo not going to dent dinner this year, we finish exams the day before haha, talk about convenient timing. and omg cannot even begin to fathom the next 3 years to come....hahah

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  7. this is great! BTW are you guys gonna do the annual make-over thing again?

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  8. how cute and creative! i love this idea and have to try it to spruce up an old pair of jeans. xx

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  9. I've seen this in many blogs but honestly these are the best looking diy glittery heels I've seen! they are great!! following you! follow back if you like :)
    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.com

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  10. wow :O
    you really changed their view!
    do you want to follow each other maybe?
    let me know :)
    YOUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE

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  11. you guys rock! best diys ever. This one I will have to copy and I know just the shoes to use...

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  12. Ooh, I love the finer glitter you used on these ones, they look great!

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  13. These turned out RAD! Such a great DIY.

    A x

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  14. This is so gorgeous idea!!! Love your blog!!
    Follow your now! Maybe you can follow back)))

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  15. OH MY GOSH! I love these! what a great idea! I'm sorry you only got a few hours of sleep, but sooo happy that these beauties were the result. Well done!

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  16. Amazing DIY, love the result!!

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  17. it's best that you did it in silver, it looks more fabulous than black i guess. i really like the way you wrote with humor, it's cool! keep it up!

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  18. such an amazing tutorial :)

    following you, I hope you'll do the same :)
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  19. These boots are too cute! I love how they turned out. I think the sparkle gives them that extra something. Awesome job, now get some sleep!

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  20. One of the best DIY's I've seen in a while. I'm currently looking at my shoe collection to see which of them I can customise right now.
    Strut Mode

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  21. Wow these are fantastic! So clever x

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  22. looks amazing!!

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  23. I want to replicate this! so cool!
    Guenda http://guendastoptoptips.blogspot.com/

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  24. love it... so keen to try

    www.chasedakota.blogspot.com

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  25. Found your blog via A Pair and a Spare - what a great DIY! And I love that I'm not the only one frequently inspired to begin a project in the wee hours. Following you guys now!

    acleanercloset.blogspot.com

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  26. Loving this DIY! The glitter bootie is back a la Miu Miu!

    Caitlin
    www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

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  27. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I will definitely try these on some scuffed heels I have at home! Thanks! www.dottoddot.com

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  28. I'm going to try this. Thank you. You guys always have the best DIYs

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  29. your girls are freakin' adorable! please keep up with the DIY goodness!!
    -Erin @ Thanks, I Made It

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  31. I've been wanting to try this since I saw your first post with the gold glitter boots - here's my take in grey - http://chocolate-n-coffee.blogspot.com/2011/11/keha-approved-glitter-booties.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  32. I'm loving all these glitter boot diys! I'm going to have to try them on a pair myself. I like the styles of the boots you choose for your diys. They are great without the glitter too LOL

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  33. Im definitely going to try this with a pair of my old shoes and even sneakers. I love the idea.. do hair spray stop the sparkles from getting everywhere?

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  41. I love these! I would never have thought to put it on the heel!
    I think it still looks quite cool when you scratched the heel up

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  42. such a great idea!!
    I am definitely going to try this; yours turned out great! :)

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  45. its amazing!! but what kind of glue is it?

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