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

S + T said...

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

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

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

lauraa said...

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

Courtney Erin said...

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

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh such a fun idea! I can't wait to see them totally finished :D
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Collections said...

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

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Lisa Griffin said...

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!
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debbiecutieface said...

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

briannelee said...

Great DIY. Love it!

Josie said...

I LOVE these! So fun for fall and sparkly and fabulous.
xo Josie
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Ashley said...

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

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

Sara said...

I love this DIY! So great for fall.

lauren said...

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

skippysays said...

They look pretty cool as is- what a fun project! I might try that with a pair of older/ cheaper booties myself :)
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Bud and Leo said...

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

Nikki said...

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

Marie a la Mode said...

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

Grace said...

so cute!

-grace

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LB said...

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/

Thread. The. Needle said...

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

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hello, Friday said...

It'll look so much better with heavier glitter. Can't wait to see the finished work. Good luck! xoxo
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Zoe - Style Foodie said...

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

TheChambrayCountess said...

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 ;)

Sonia said...

What a great idea! I loved it.

Michelle @ Chellbellz said...

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.

Kara said...

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

Kara said...

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.

Rebecca said...

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

Anonymous said...

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?

Anna Jane said...

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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