Got dirt? Here in Arizona we’ve got lots of it, but that doesn’t mean our boots need to be ugly. Here’s a super easy boot and hat makeover that requires no sewing, no gluing, NO SWEAT and can also be just as easily undone. Feel better? Lets start with the boots … The items needed are: 1. Any old pair of boots, in my case I’m refashioning my all time favorite cowgirl boots by Mia girl.
2. Two flower hair clips. These were found at Burlington Coat Factory, and are sold as a pair for $2.99.
3. Lace ribbon from any craft store. I’ve found mine at my local JoAnn store for less than $3 per yard.
4. Two thin belts in the color of your choice. Mine are H&M sale items, and yes, I’ve paid $1 for each.
First, you will need to measure your lace around one of the boots, making sure the lace overlaps by 1 inch, and cut it. You can then use this piece of lace as a template to cut another same length piece for the other boot.
The lace is then pinned (held together) by the flower hair clip. Now how easy was that? And you’ve guessed what comes next — the belt!
Besides its reasonable price tag, I’ve chosen this thin belt because it had a lot of punched holes, making it easy for me to find the perfect closure without having to use a drill. Carefully and tightly wrap the belt around a boot, closing it on the inside, wrapping the leftover as far as it goes and tucking it in beneath other belt loops. Now do it all over again with the other boot, and presto! You’ve got yourself a new set of dirt kicking boots that will be the talk of the town.
Now on to the Hat DIY:
A few months ago, while on a fitness binge, I bought my self some headbands to wear to the gym. The lace ones came as a set of four while the floral ones were sold as a pair at Claire’s Accessories. For this super easy hat DIY, I am using only one black lace headband (as it mimics the lace on the boots) and one of the flowery bands will then be placed on top of the lace. Because they are elastic, headbands make the perfect hat decor. Wouldn’t you agree?
This hat and boots may look dainty, but they were made for playing in the dirt, ;), and that’s just what we did on this sunny Arizona day.
Don’t forget to drop me a note letting me know how your hat and boot refashion turned out and I hope you join me on my next DIY adventure where I’ll be showing you how to make a gorgeous leather cuff bracelet you see me wearing above.