DIY More Chic than Shabby Statement Boots

11 Feb

So you have a pair of boots or booties that just sit in your closet, and they’re O K, but they’re just missing something


Oh, but those boots are kind of cute, right?  WRONG.  They were purchased on a whim about 5 years ago, and look like unflattering Peter Pan boots when one is wearing them.  SOLUTION:  DIY More Chic than Shabby Statement Boots.

Yes, I know this has been done before on Pinterest and such, but it was such a neat idea that I wanted to do it myself ((DIM)) add my own flair to it because I find the ones on Pinterest either too shabby, or too plain and chic.  I wanted to create a more feminine version with a natural cozy feel to it.

Start out by going around your house, through your accessories in your room, picking out whatever seems natural, dainty, interesting, foreign, etc.  You can also go to a fabric store and purchase any kind of ribbon or fabric that intrigues you such as lace, feathers, etc.  It’s probably the simplest DIY project you can do.

So I used a feather headband I had previously made, a turquoise necklace given to me by my sister, beaded necklace, feminine looking ribbon, two Native American maskaipachas ((one Incan, one from a Cherokee woman)), and a skinny vintage tie.  I just tried to alternate the light and dark colors on the boot, and create the boots so that although they are completely different, they soooorta match in a quirky way.  And here’s what happened:


If you want even chic-er statement boots, and you have the supplies, feel free to make both boots look exactly the same.  You can glue down the pieces if you’d like, but it’s also fun to leave them loose so you can try another design a different day for a different outfit.

This is a lot like my “What’s in the Refrigerator Vegan Quinoa Soup,” where you can just pretty much create whatever your little heart tells you, to your taste.  Even men can create statement boots by adding a belts, ties, headbands, etc. without the dainty stuff to their boots.  Here is an alternative version I made just for fun:

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Making these is almost therapeutic… Have fun!

2 Responses to “DIY More Chic than Shabby Statement Boots”

  1. chuichoy February 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Love it!! Wish I had such pretty ribbons lying around

    • thebirchperch February 12, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      Thank you so much! I guess I would consider myself a selective hoarder, but you can even use necklaces, scarves, etc. I really hope you try this out!

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