Old Boots New Style : Up-cycled!!

What do you do when the heels on your boots are both falling off and you brought them years ago. Throw them away?


Re-stick, recycle, re-fashion and reuse!!

Old boots!!

Something to decorate them.

And oh so original! how many people have this style boot?

Only me in the world!! haha….

It is great having a mum who is a sew’s for a living. Over the years she has collected a lot of goodies along the way. She often sorts me out some goodies to recycle my things. Last week she gave me some sweet butterfly motifs and this brown ribbon and this is what I came up with!!

What you need~

  • Old boots
  • 10 Butterflies 
  • Ribbon
  • Strong glue
  • Pinking shears

What to do~

  1. Lay your boots down and pop the 5 butterfly’s on each and have fun finding a pattern you like by moving everything around.
  2. Once you are happy with the pattern glue the butterfly’s down and hold for a few seconds.
  3. Leave to dry.
  4. Measure the ribbon for the tops x2, however long you need them to be, and remember how long you want the ribbon to fall, not too long, then x2 for the bottoms.
  5. Cut with the pinking shears.
  6. Glue all 4 around the boots until nearly touching.
  7. I finished with the top 2 meeting at the back, bottom 2 meeting at the side.
  8. Leave to dry.
  9. One dry tie each ribbon in a double knot.
  10. All finished and ready to wear …


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Please may I?
    March 18, 2014 / 8:18 am

    Very snazzy and perfect for spring. Waste not want not a stye saying goes.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 19, 2014 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks, love them with the nice new makeover for Spring 🙂

  2. two birds
    March 18, 2014 / 11:14 am

    what a cute idea! i love how they turned out.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 19, 2014 / 9:35 pm

      Aww thanks, pleased with how they turned out 🙂

  3. Tamar SB
    March 18, 2014 / 11:53 am

    So creative and so fun! I still am on the hunt of a fun pair of boots to wear!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 19, 2014 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks Tamar, whoo hope you find some 🙂

  4. Zarouhi Zaz
    March 18, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    These look so fun! Thanks for linking your fab upcyling projects to #AllAboutYou xMama-andmore.com

  5. mother.wife.me
    March 18, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Love butterflies at the moment, so on trend! thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou x

  6. Annie
    March 18, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    How fun and stylish! I would have never came up with an idea like this. You are so creative!

  7. Laura Freeman
    March 18, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    I love butterflies and what a great way to jazz up a pair of old boots #allaboutyou

  8. Party of 5
    March 18, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    You are awesome Claire 🙂

  9. Winnie
    March 18, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    WowwwI loooooooooooove these boots!!Claire – you are so creative!!

  10. Kezzie
    March 19, 2014 / 1:09 am

    Beautiful AND clever!!!! X

  11. Angela Reasonstodress
    March 19, 2014 / 11:17 am

    This was a great idea you gave these boots a totally different vibe! Visiting from #AllAboutYou for the first time. Angie from reasons to dress, life as an expat mom in Italy.

  12. Californian Mum in London
    March 19, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Wow, I would never have thought to do this! So cute. #allaboutyou

  13. Margarett Murphy
    March 19, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Wow impressed yet again …i do hope you wear them out and about !!! very well done ….

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