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My Spirit Animal is the Magpie

I’m taking a break from my self-imposed blogging break to share my newest DIY. Seeing as I have no plans to bear children, this will likely be my most favorite and best creation.

A few weeks ago, I saw this picture.

I knew I had to try and make something similar. I spent weeks looking for a cheap pair of boots to glitterize. I found some pretty decent options, but I ended up going with a pair of new Aldo boots. Kind of goes against the DIY- ideal, but I wanted something comfy since I know I’ll end up wearing them pretty often.

There are a few different instructions for this floating around (try here or here), but the instructions are pretty damn simple. You need: boots, fine sandpaper (give your boots a quick sanding before starting), clear craft glue, and glitter. I used a coarse gold glitter and a finer orangey-rust glitter, and I also grabbed a fine-tipped glue applicator for the corners.

Oh, how the glitter flew. After letting the glue dry for a few days, I stomped around outside to get the excess glitter off. I’m not going to lie, leaving a trail of glitter when I walk is pretty much the best thing ever.

The whole project took about 40 minutes, maybe. But the need to glitter wasn’t completely out of my system and a starfish was a casualty of the glitter war. Luckily, the cats were outside for most of the day and managed to avoid my glitter-encrusted grasp. For now.

Oh, right, back to the boots. Check ‘em out, yo!





blazer- swapped
shirt- H&M
jeans- Gap
bracelets- Forever21

{ 29 comments… add one }

  • Anonymous October 11, 2011, 11:22 am

    They look so good! Definitely making some. And do I sense glittered collars in the kitties’ near future?

  • Kristen October 11, 2011, 11:24 am

    THESE ARE AMAZING! I would have so turned that into a hot, glittery mess, but you make them look awesome. Nicely played, lady. Nicely played indeed.

  • fashionhogger October 11, 2011, 11:28 am

    OMAGAH!  I love these!! They look so Miu Miu!  

  • Anonymous October 11, 2011, 11:35 am

    I’ve been wanting to do this!  I saw a similar pair on sale at Barneys Co Op (here: http://www.barneys.com/Glitter-Ankle-Boot/501388079,default,pd.html?cgid=WOMENS_COOP_BOOTS) but like yours BETTER!

  • Sing October 11, 2011, 11:44 am

    Wow, great job!

  • Melissa October 11, 2011, 11:55 am

    Ahh, your boots look awesome!  I love them…and while I’m kind of the opposite of crafty, I’d really like to make a pair of these.

    • A Stylized Hysteria October 13, 2011, 4:23 pm

      My idea of arts and crafts is glue and staples, so if I can handle this, I promise you can!!

  • Lissy October 11, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Najeema, they look awesome!  I loove them!!!  Question, does the glitter stay on pretty well or are you leaving trails of sparkles in your midst??

    • A Stylized Hysteria October 13, 2011, 4:22 pm

      The glitter stays on pretty well, but if I accidentally rub my heels together there’s some glitter lost. But I don’t see a trail when I walk around the office :)

  • Aglimpseofglamour October 11, 2011, 12:45 pm

    you’re quite crafty when you want to be! you go girl!


  • Michele Moore October 11, 2011, 3:05 pm

    You are such a DIY badass. I’ve got glitter boot envy right now.

  • Alex Hubbard October 11, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Lu-lu-luv them. They look so amazing!

  • Allie October 11, 2011, 3:57 pm

    LOVE that Najeema! 

  • Aprilgolightly October 11, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Love them! Good call on the gold and camel mix! Check out the Miu Miu inspired Glitter Ankle Booties I made in Black and Silver. http://www.aprilgolightly.com/2011/10/diy-miu-miu-inspired-glitter-booties/

    • A Stylized Hysteria October 13, 2011, 4:20 pm

      I LOVE yours! They are so flashy and fun! Now I want to find a pair of great heels to glitter.

  • Kinsey Michaels October 12, 2011, 2:16 am

    omg Najeema! those came out so cool!!!! definitely worthy of taking a blog break for. i LOVE them! such a fun DIY project!

  • Anonymous October 12, 2011, 11:38 am

    Those turned out great!  Now what else can you put glitter on?

  • Bianca Strzelczyk October 12, 2011, 11:54 am

    LOVE IT! Ever since my glitter heel DIY — I’ve been going glitter crazy on stuff. SO MUCH SPARKLE!

  • Dina Fierro October 12, 2011, 7:40 pm

    You and your boots amaze me.

  • Shanna-Marie October 12, 2011, 10:46 pm

    Ahhhhh I love!! I Love! I was wondering where you were. You never showed up on my feed and I have to figure out why. Glad I saw this tweeted though. Great job and you look amazing! 

  • Marta October 14, 2011, 7:36 am

    The boots w/ the glitter look great and with the whole outfit even better!

  • Shelly Saber October 14, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I see these in my future soon, very soon!

  • Hilary Grace October 14, 2011, 2:23 pm

    oh my goo-ooooooooodnesssss! Make me some pleeeease? Also I lol’ed so much at the “seeing as I have no plans to bear children” and also I can relate. You’re funneh. It was so nice to finally meet you!!

  • WendyBrandes October 16, 2011, 12:37 am

    Nice work!

  • loveatfirstshop October 17, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Wow what an amazing DIY! It looks great!

  • Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed October 19, 2011, 11:07 am

    I LOVE it! You did a great job. And I also love how you styled them. Very glamorous professor.

  • DeeDee October 22, 2011, 8:14 am

    Just found you via Boston Fashionista’s blog and SO glad I did! This might be the most amazing DIY I’ve ever seen and I love the way you’ve styled this whole outfit. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Brianne October 25, 2011, 3:45 pm

    They look AMAZING!!!!  I might need to try this myself.

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