"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

September 30, 2011

Witch's Boots Tutorial

Finally what everyone has been asking me about, how to make a pair of Witch's boots like the ones on the Halloween tablescape, see here:
While I can't take the credit for making those cute little boots, I'll show you a way you too can make your own.  It all starts with a visit to the thrift shop.

These are the ones I decided to purchase, a dark brown pair for five dollars

I used some gloss black spray paint and sprayed them two coats.
I used Air Dry Clay, you can find it at Michael's the Arts and Crafts Store and a water spray bottle, you'll need to spray the clay because it gets dry very easily.
I used the clay to mold a piece that will go at the end of the boots:
I affixed these tips to the boots to mold and make sure I get a snug fit.  Let the tips dry for 24 hours.
Next, spray paint the tips with the spray paint to match the boots and adhere them with hot glue
see, how clever:
Next, we'll hide the seam around the tip with ribbon, I liked the ribbon so much I adhered it all the way to the top.  Use your hot glue gun to adhere the ribbon to your boot
Next, get some more ribbon or some shoe laces, mine are actually purple but all the pictures I took came out blue.  Use your heat gun to adhere the shoe lace criss cross all the way up.
Tie a bow at the top
next, use some fabric or paper or tulle to make a bow.  I used tulle and added a button
You can't wear them but you can use it as home decor for Halloween
I'm using them on my Halloween table
Thanks for coming by, hope you liked this tutorial.  Let me know if you try it, I'd like to see how yours come out.


  1. I LOVE THIS - I bet your house is so cute. sandie

  2. Great and very creative work for halloween, I lake it dear Maria!

    Have a nice weekend, kisses:)

  3. That is brilliant! I love this and your tutorial is fabulous. I am not sure I will make them but I bet you will inspire heaps of people who are craftier than me!

    Best wishes,

  4. What a cute idea!! I can imagine a teacher who decorates her room for Halloween would think this was a cute idea! As well as parents with kids still at home! They came out great!! Hard to imagine October is peeking its head in, isn't it? People are starting to decorate down here for Halloween; I'm sure pumpkin patches are starting to open up!


  5. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. I can't believe how cute and fun this table is, and what an interesting and clever idea. I like the bird cage table especially. You are so creative.

  6. Very crafty! If I were patient enough I would do this.

  7. That is so cute, Maria!! Putting them on the table legs is the most clever idea I've seen in a long time!

  8. Those are so cool!

    I recieved the Versatile Blogger award, and I am passing it on to you. You can pick up the award, read the rules here: http://musingsofaboredhousewife.com/2011/10/04/another-award/

  9. What a great idea, I love these!!!Big Hugs, please stop by tomorrow and linkup for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. :-)

  10. Oh my gosh, I love these boots. How clever, and so witchy cute!

  11. Those are just so fabulous!!! I just added 'pair of witchy boots' to my thrift store list! Thank-you so much for sharing and also for joining my followers. I can't wait to see what you do next!

  12. Those are just so fabulous!!! Thank-you so much for the great tutorial and also for joining my followers. I can't wait to see what you do next!

  13. Maria, those witchy boots are absolutely charming! I'm so glad to discover your fun blog! Thanks for stopping by mine and for grabbing my button!

  14. Wow these boots are fantastic. I'm off to my Niece's 40thFancy Dress Birthday Party on the 29th (her birthday is 31st) I know what I'm going as now!! Thanks for the inspiration Maria.
    PS. Thank you for your sweet words on my blog too.xx

  15. These are the cutest thing EVER!!!These would be so fun for a party.



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