Anybody can do this uber easy, uber inexpensive project. Liz first became obsessed last year when she saw Co-op Barneys New York Glitter Ankle Boot (below). We had to have the perfect pairing of the rustic boot with the glam glitter.
But since the almost $600 price tag was a little rich for Liz's blood, she instead opted to make her own using look-alikes from Old Navy for $34.94. (If you're willing to shell out a little more, Sam Edelman's Petty is another great style for $129.95.) There are several blogs detailing how to do this, including prettyshinysparkly.com, which we used as a guide. (A huge, sparkly thank you to Kristina for the great inspiration!)
|Before: Old Navy Faux Suede Ankle Boots, $24 (OldNavy.com)|
You will need:
2. Painter's tape
3. Mod Podge Matte
4. Course glitter
5. Fine glitter (we recommend Martha Stewart)
6. Aleene's Jewel-It Glue
7. Sponge paint brush
Step 1: Using painter's tape, carefully tape off your clean, dry bootie around the desired area. (Don't forget the heel - we almost did!)
Step 3: While the area is still wet, sprinkle on coarse glitter. (Again, we recommend doing this over a paper plate.) Once dry, gently dust off loose glitter. Let dry overnight.
Step 4: Mix the fine glitter with Mod Podge Matte and seal the heel. (Editor's tip: we probably got a little over-zealous with our Mod Podging, which makes the tape harder to peel up, so paint with care.) And no need to freak out (we did!); the white Mod Podge dries completely clear. Let dry for 24 hours.
|Matt Bemson, $218 (Bloomingdale's)|
|Vince Camuto, $100 (Dillard's)|
|Colin Stuart Glitter Bootie, $98 (Victoria's Secret)|