So….. my Princess has a pair of boots. These boots have traveled throughout the State of Florida. They’ve hiked mountains in Northern Georgia. They’ve experienced sand and snow, jumped off of playgrounds, and even caused an ouchie or 2. My daughter adores her boots and literally wears them to preschool everyday (no exaggeration here).
The problem is, after all the adventures my Princess and her boots have encountered, it has became embarrassing to be seen in public with them. The boots have became so worn that we need an intervention. Since we both have an addiction to all things shiny, we did what any reasonable mother-daughter team would do – we added rhinestones! Here’s a quick recap of the process. The boots went from worn to cowgirl glam in less than 30 minutes!
What You’ll Need:
Prep your boots! Use scissors to cut and remove any frayed pieces of your boot/shoe. You want a clean surface for the stones to adhere.
Select your rhinestones and pick a pattern. I figured out how many I needed on the top row and reduced from there. Next, using a conservative amount of glue on the tip of your toothpick, begin to place the stones. Do not use too much glue or it will leak out the sides. ¡No bueno!
Step 3: Optional
Using your paint brush, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the top and sides of your rhinestones. Be warned, they will lose a little bit of shine, but will have one more layer of support for all the frolicking in puddles, mud, grass… you get the point.
Let dry. Sit back and admire your cowgirl glam boots!
YEAH! In less than 30 minutes, we gave new life to the princess’ boots. Now instead of dirty stares from people that don’t understand her emotional attachment to these fine boots, we get compliments on how cute they are! Win. Win.
If you glam up some boots, please share with us!
Peace & Love,
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