Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Glitter Boots - Part I (See Jane DIY)

excess glitter
There's a story behind these sparkly kicks.  First, my friend at work saw a picture of glitter booties and proceeded to order some from Victoria's Secret.  She told me she wasn't in love with them (since she wanted a lower heel and brown/gold colors) and luck would have it that I found this DIY project (originally done here).  We excitedly told each other we'd work together to make the perfect glitter booties.  Fast forward ten days later and we find ourselves at a Starbucks near work, wreaking havoc while passersby chuckle at us and the glittery mess we made.  They're far from perfect, but regardless, the end result is pretty cool.

old navy boots, before being glitter-fied
...and after.  for now.
I'm not finished with them yet as my friend suggested that we buy some chunkier glitter to fill in some of our gaps.  Here's to hoping they'll be closer to perfect when I debut them!

31 comments

  1. The original DIY is actually from my blog HERE

    Since it's a leather material, I'd suggest roughing the back (and heel) up with some sandpaper first to get the glue to cling on better. I also used a mix of smaller and larger glitters to make it less patchy but still light-catching.

    Hope that helps :D

    xx T
    Le Fanciulle

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  2. they look cute but i also think they would look even better with some chunkier glitter on! can't wait to see them once they are all finished!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  3. Wow T I am really shocked by how this is glamorous used your pictures. I know she gives credit right at the end but you have to look hard... I think its pushing it a bit!
    Jane I can't wait to see the finished product!
    xxx

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  4. Can't wait to see the finished product - what a cool idea!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. Oooh such a fun idea! I can't wait to see them totally finished :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. I can't wait to see what the final product looks like!

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  7. These are pretty but i do think you could make the look a little more intense with denser glitter, can't wait to see the continuation!
    www.indramaticfashion.com

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  8. this could look really, really great when done! I do think you need to fill in the gaps with denser glitter, though.

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  9. I LOVE these! So fun for fall and sparkly and fabulous.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  10. Gettin' crafty!
    Can't wait to see the final result. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  11. I love this DIY! So great for fall.

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  12. so fun anna! they're going to look great :)

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  13. They look pretty cool as is- what a fun project! I might try that with a pair of older/ cheaper booties myself :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so adorable! And so Miu Miu :) xo Lisa

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  15. oh, so cute ^^ I love the color of these booties :) x

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  16. OOooh, I can't wait to see what they will look like!

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  17. so cute!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  18. My blog partner just put up a post about her attempt at this DIY! She did a fabulous job, if anyone would like to see.

    http://thetrendydiaries.blogspot.com/

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  19. nice job! I love that you did it at Starbucks!

    http://threadtheneedleblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. It'll look so much better with heavier glitter. Can't wait to see the finished work. Good luck! xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  21. I made these same boots two weeks ago and I LOVE them!
    xx
    Z

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  22. Oh sparkly fabulousness! I bet that if you rough up the material the glitter would stick better and I like the bigger glitter idea! I have those boots in gray, but I am too nervous to try glitter-fying them ;)

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  23. What a great idea! I loved it.

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  24. I also think you should try taping it off for a cleaner finish. I know it's not don't but try sanding it as well to it has something to hold on to.

    Hope it comes out better once your get the better glitter, also try throwing in a little more glitter in there, not to wear you can't pant it but just so it's a better consistancy.

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  25. Wow, that's crazy.. we both picked the same Old Navy boots to do this DIY on. (mine's here: http://sprinklesinsprings.com/2011/10/diy-sparkle-glitter-boots.html) I love that you did it at a Starbucks, wish I could've seen that lol!

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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  26. Oh, and ps- I don't know what kind of glue you used, but I did it with fabric paint and it turned out awesome.

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  27. Forgive me for saying this... but this is pretty much how every DIY project I attempt turns out ;)

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  28. I can't believe you made the poor Starbucks workers clean up your glitter mess! Not cool! Crafts belong at home where you clean up your own mess... If you don't want to clean it up why should someone else?

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  29. hey @anon - I totally agree that it would be rude to leave a glittery mess all over starbucks, however, my friend and i were quite diligent about cleaning up after ourselves. plus, one of the barista's came over to see what we were doing (we were also drinking coffee while doing it) and laughed with us about it. I assure you that I wouldn't expect them to clean up after me.

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