Sunday, January 8, 2012

Glitter boots DIY

I first considered the idea of DIY glitter boots upon seeing it here and here. I am pretty awful at crafting but this has been one of the easiest projects I have tackled. In all honesty, it took me greater effort locating supplies than it did painting on the glitter. 

What I used:
  • Cheap pair of booties (mine are a faux leather pair from Old Navy for $18)
  • Martha Stewart glittering glue
  • Loose chunky glitter (I found the larger pieces sparkle more and is much easier to sweep off the floor after)
  • Cheap paint brush (a flat style will make it easier to reach corners precisely)
  • Sandpaper 
  • Hairspray to set the glitter
  • Newspaper to cover the work surface


1. Sandpaper the surface of the area to be glittered so that the glue and glitter will adhere better

2. Use the flat brush to evenly and precisely coat the boots in glue - taking care to wipe any glue off areas where you don't want glitter to land. 

 3. Sprinkle the glitter all over the glue-coated area


Go crazy with the glitter to compensate for a bit of fall out during wear. 

4. Wait a few minutes and spray hairspray over the glittered area to set. 

5. Leave it to dry overnight and in the morning, scrape off any glitter that's not where it should be. 



  1. I love your take on the glitter boots :) and those green jeans are cool!

    We have done a few more DIYs & glitter projects lately if you want to check them out :)

    xx S

    Le Fanciulle

    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to tackling more DIY in 2012!

  2. I have those same boots and considered giving them the glitter treatment, but the effort it would take to track down the supplies prevented me from doing it. Yours turned out GREAT! PS the boots are pretty comfortable - I don't regret buying them!

    1. So I have plenty of leftover glitter and glue - say the word and those supplies are yours!

  3. It was as fun as it looked Kelly!