DIY: Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots

It rains 3 days out of the year here in sunny SoCal, but on the days it does it’s a torrential downpour and I am NEVER prepared! I can never find my umbrella or suitable wet weather footwear. And of course on those rainy days I usually have a laundry list of errands and spend the day running around the city looking like a wet dog. #NotCute I promised myself I’d be prepared for this season. Custom rainboots are a must and Krylon’s gold leaf paint pen makes this project delightfully easy!

NOTE: Click here for the “Hey Girl Hey” doormat DIY tutorial

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots BOOTSMaterials:  Rainboots (these available at Payless for $29.99)  and…

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots PENKrylon’s 18kt. Gold Leafing Pen (<- This pen is AMAZING!! You MUST add it to your craft stash.)

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots DRAWUse your gold leafing pen to personalize the design on your boots. You can draw polka dots or hearts or a coll tribal print. The design is completely up to you. I chose to create my own leopard print pattern…obviously.

If you a leopard print design is your thing than you can easily create it by drawing “C” and “I” shapes. Go over your shapes with a zig zag stroke to create the furry texture.

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots DETAILSGotta love personalized rainboots!

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots OUTFITStyle Notes: Jacket from H&M | Dress  from Target | Umbrella…ella…ella from Target

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots RAIN

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Leaf Leopard Rainboots MARY POPPINS SWAG#MaryPoppinsSwag


29 responses

  1. so cool !

    February 19, 2013 at 12:39 am

  2. Wonderful…How cool..!!

    February 19, 2013 at 2:15 am

  3. nicole

    I love that you channeled your inner mary poppins in that last photo. You are so cute. My daughter would love these boots. I need to find some for her. She loves “baby jaguar ” anything.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:12 am

  4. who ! I like it 🙂

    February 19, 2013 at 3:38 am

  5. Cássia Tamires

    Perfeitas, perfeitas! Eu amei! ♥

    February 19, 2013 at 4:59 am

  6. Ha! I was JUST thinking none of the boots I’ve seen have patterns that I like. This post is right on time.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:08 am

  7. Those are too cool.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:01 am

  8. Very Nice !! x

    February 19, 2013 at 8:21 am

  9. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    February 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

  10. Amazing. You have the BEST ideas!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  11. Cool idea


    February 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  12. Wendy

    Love them!

    February 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  13. Love these! Super cute and they’re completely unique!
    Will the paint from the pen hold up long on the boots? I had actually wanted to paint rain boots a couple years ago but could never decide on the best way to do it or the right paint to use!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    • Yes! It doesn’t say waterproof on the package so I was worried but after they were dry I tested it out and turned the water hose on them! Also ironically enough it rained in LA yesterday and I wore them out to take out the trash. I walked thru water and mug and the paint is still there!!!


      February 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

      • That is great news! I’m going to have to get me one of those pens & go to town with it! Thanks for sharing!

        February 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

  14. These are amazing! Such a great idea and it looks so easy and quick to do!

    February 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  15. BEYOND ADORABLE!! When I first saw the boots I had NO idea they were DIY they look so great. Although I don’t know that my hand drawn leopard print would turn out as great as yours!

    February 21, 2013 at 6:49 am

  16. This is so awesome!

    February 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

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    February 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

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  19. Wow, this is fantastic! You are so inspiring..! :)))

    February 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

  20. Reblogged this on heArtsonnet blog.

    February 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

  21. And will be trying this too! Before my Easter camping trip

    March 15, 2013 at 12:21 am

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  23. Lori

    Love this idea!! I wish I would have seen this a few months ago. I had a red pair I bought a goodwill or a rummage sale super cheap and they were I’m sure pricey new. Never wore them and sold them or goodwill!!! Rats! Oh well, you have some great idea’s.

    November 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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  25. Wow that was super easy too! I have the PERFECT pair of black rain boots too!

    March 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  26. sikolakjengkol

    Reblogged this on Batok kelapa.

    March 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

  27. Love this idea!! So Cool!

    July 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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