GLITTER BOMB!!!!!

Twinkle Toes: DIY Glitter Cap Toe Pump

Miss Kris DIY Glitter Pumps Sole Society Glitter N Glue COVER FULLObviously adding glitter to a pair of pumps is one of my favorite DIYs of all times!!! It’s been awhile since I glammed up a pair of my pumps, but when I laid my eyes these Audra pumps from Sole Society I new I had to give them a glitzy makeover. I just loved the way they turned out. Now I can officially dance my way into, what I’m sure is going to be, a sparkling new year!

Miss Kris DIY Glitter Pumps Sole Society Glitter N Glue MATERIALSMaterials: a fab pair of pumps, glitter, tacky glue, a brush

Miss Kris DIY Glitter Pumps Sole Society Glitter N Glue GLUEApply a healthy and even amount of glue to the area you wish to cover, then sprinkle on the glitter. Allow at least an hour for your glitz shoes to dry before you wear them. This project never gets old!

Miss Kris DIY Glitter Pumps Sole Society Glitter N Glue GLITTERMiss Kris Never Miss A Chance To Dance Glitter N Glue 1You can see my entire collection of DIY glitter shoes here, here here and here. <- I know it seems like a lot but my soul is telling me I need more!!! More glitter shoes in 20-14!

Photos by Kristen


DIY: Glitter Hat a la Janet Jackson And The Rhythm Nation

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIYThe birthday countdown is so official right now (here)! Of course I needed a little #Team1983 glitter hat to celebrate the occasion. I’ve been obsessing over these hats with oversized letters the celebs have been rockin’ for awhile now, but couldn’t really find one that I loved. Last weekend my friend was wearing the Adeen 1991 hardware number hat and it inspired me! I knew I wanted to put my own glittery spin on the trend.

The best thing about this project is that you can make your hat read whatever you would like. I think my next hat will be gold glitter and will say Kristen!

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIY MATERIALSMaterials: Basic Baseball Cap, Glitter, Glue, Painters Tape, Chalk, Sponge Brush

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIY WRITEUse you painters tape as a guide so that all of your numbers are the same height. Use chalk to hand draw your numbers onto your hat. DON’T WORRY if you don’t like the way your drew on your numbers the first time. Dampen your sponge brush, erase your chalk numbers and try again!

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIY GLUEUse the glue to trace over your numbers.

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIY GLITTERSprinkle a healthy amount of glue over the glue.  Shake off the access to reveal your glitter numbers.

DIY TIP: If you’re into glitterizing  things as much as I am then owning the Martha Stewart glitter trays are a MUST (here)!  These trays are so genius! One of the corners has a little spout on it which means you can do your glittering over the tray and then pour the extra glitter back into  container to use again later! GENIUS!

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Hat DIY

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Being that I’m days away from turning 30, I wanted to create a new video series on my YouTube channel that chronicles this new phase of life. If you guys saw the video teaser I uploaded to the channel last week then you already know what I’m talking about!!! Yesterday I launched a new show called Kristen, obviously! The content of these videos will be a tad more personal and not like my regular DIY videos. It’s a weekly (Mondays) video diary about my life/ turning 30/ becoming a for real grown up/ yada, yada, yada. So yes these videos may be more for me than you guys (cheaper than therapy) but hopefully you’ll get a kick out of them and enjoy the conversation. Please take a second to watch (above or here) and let me know what you think… especially my #Team1983 or #Team1982 or #Team1981 or hell even #TeamBeenThereDoneThatICanTeachYouAfFewThings

Don’t worry the DIY videos aren’t going anywhere. I’ll continue to upload them weekly to the channel as well (they’re my other for of therapy). Please subscribe to my channel and share the love! xoxoxo

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIYBirthday cake wall!!! Cake! Cake! Cake! Cake!

Glitter N Glue Glitter Letter Cap DIY FULLVintage Jacket | Target White Top | Torrid Jeans (DIYed into shorts) | JustFab Bag | Sole Society Heels

{Thanks Adam for thuggin’ it out in an alley with me on a hot afternoon and taking my pics!}


VIDEO: DIY Glitter Sunglasses

Add a little glitter to those Summer sunnies for a glam new look!

DIY Glitter Sunglasses Glitter N Glue Glasses provided by the Sunglass Warehouse.


DIY Video: Glitter High Top Sneakers

Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo... I’m currently obsessing over glitter high tops sneakers. I’m also obsessing over paying my rent on time, so until I can afford to drop cash on kicks AND pay rent at the same time… this glitter sneaker DIY tutorial will have to do! Enjoy

Don’t forget to subscribe to the GNG YouTube channel. There’s something MAJOR in the works and I know you won’t want to miss out on the fab news!!! SUBSCRIBE TODAY!


DIY: Decorative Glittered Easter Eggs

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg Blame Pinterest! I think that’s how I’m going to start all of my projects from now on… blame Pinterest! I’m usually not excited about Holiday themed crafts, until I log onto Pinterest. This week my timeline is full of creative and inspiring Easter egg projects. I came across a glittered egg tutorial from the one and only Ms. Martha Stewart (here) and I just couldn’t resist.

Decorating eggs totally takes me back to my Easter egg hunting days. Seriously, 6 year old Kristen was the QUEEN of the Easter hunts. I always walked away with the most eggs. These glitter eggs are perfect for the “grown people” hunt I will now be having this Sunday!

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg EGGSFirst, boil your eggs

Tip: Use plastic or wood eggs if you plan on keeping these decorations for next year

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg GLITTER Martha Stewart glitter puts a smile on my face… a dent in my wallet, but a smile on my face! The array of different colors are so gorgeous.

Edible glitter and food glue is also a great alternative if you’re worried about kids (or adults who act like kids) eating the glitter.

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg GLUEApply a thin layer of glue (Mod Podge will do) to the shell of your egg

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg PINK GLITTERThen, add your glitter

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg GOLD GLITTER The golden egg!

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg  FULL GLITZ

Glitter N Glue DIY Glitter Easter Egg GLITZClick here to check out more creative egg decorating ideas on my Pinterest page. #BlamePinterest


VIDEO: Glitter ‘N Glue Accent Bowl

DIY Mod Podge and Glitter Bowl from Glitter 'N Glue If you ever only craft one Glitter ‘N Glue DIY project let this be the one! This glitter accent bowl is a MUST for all girl obsessed with glitz. This project is so super simple that once you make one for yourself you’ll have to make one for your Mom,  Sister, Aunt, Grandma, Cousin, Best Friend, Sorority Sister, the Mail Lady, your Gay Best Friend and so on and so forth (aka they make great gifts).

Enjoy the little video and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!


DIY: Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee SleeveHi my name is Kristen and I’m a coffee addict. I started as a social drinker who only drank occasionally but now I can’t seem to function in the morning without a fresh cup of brew.  I frequent my local Starbucks so much that the staff considers me a regular and they’re all familiar with my order. Overtime I’ve seem to have collected an obscene amount of Starbucks cups and sleeves.  I thought it was time that I not only give my cup a new look but create a reusable coffee cup sleeve. Just because I have an addiction does not mean I’m not a socially conscious individual. Save a tree, use a glitter reusable coffee sleeve!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve  Materials{Materials} A thick/ insulated fabric (I salvaged this glitter fabric years ago from my blogger friend Dedicated Follower Of Fashion), Scissors, Glue, Clothespins

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve TRACEPick up a sleeve from your favorite coffee shop to use as a template. Trace the pattern onto your fabric.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve CUTUse the scissors to cut out the pattern.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve GLUEApply a healthy amount of glue to one end of the sleeve.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve PINUse your clothespin to hold the ends of your sleeve in place while the glue sets.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve DETAILKeep your new sleeve in your purse and used it on those early morning coffee runs. Trust me it’ll make your coffee taste better!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve 2


DIY: Faux Fur Printed Vest

So I realize it’s almost December and vest weather is long gone for some of you, but I live in sunny Southern California and it’s barely vest weather around these parts. This week I realized a printed faux fur vest was missing from my collection. Bring on the fabric, bring on the scissors, bring on the super easy DIY project…

Materials: Faux Fur Fabric, Scissors

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DIY: Glitter Sole Boots + Sole Society DISCOUNT CODE

It’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve brought out the glitter which can mean only one thing… it’s GLITTER BOMB time!!!!

Boot season is in full swing so you can imagine my excitement when a pair from one of my favorite online shoe site, Sole Society showed up at my door!!! Last season I took my pair of Sole Society booties and went all electric pink a la Nicki Minaj (click here to see). This season I thought it was necessary to give my Lyssa boots a full glitz make over just in time for the Holidays.

Materials: Boots (available here), Glitter, Glue, Paint Brush

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Vintage DIY: Glitter Halloween Skeleton Sweater

Hey it’s ‘Throwback Thursday” and I couldn’t think of a better time to revisit my Halloween costume from last year. Yes, truth is I’m not really into Halloween. I don’t care to dress up or partake in any trick or treat festivities. Don’t judge me!!!!!!…i know I’m not the only one. lol

Although I may not  like to dress up in costume, I still like to be festive. Last year I made this glitterly skeleton sweatshirt and to be honest it served me better than any costume I could have dreamed up! Click here to get all the DIY dets on this throwback. And click here to revisit all my Halloween inspired DIY projects from last years ‘FaBOOlous’ series including my Louboutin inspired googly eyed pumps. #ThrowbackThursday

Happy Halloween!!!


An Afternoon With Asos

This week I was invited to spend an afternoon at Soho House Los Angeles sipping tea and taking a sneak peek at the latest from ASOS. I’m SUCH a fan. ASOS has a little something, something for everyone. Their clothes are at a great price point and they have clothes for all shapes and sizes. The designers at ASOS are also fans of the bling and embellish lots of their pieces with sequins (<-you guys know I’m loving that)!

My DIY glitter platform pumps came out of the closet and made an appearance at the preview. The sun was shining and I was feeling very bright and bold.

The Look: Vintage H&M Floral Dress (Vintage because I bought it last year), Classic Dooney and Bourke, DIY Platform Pumps (My DIY tutorial available –> here)

There were so many pieces that I wanted from ASOS for Summer. And stay tuned because their Fall collection is spectacular! Alas, since I do not yet have the Cher Horowitz closet of my dreams, I’ll have to make do with my Pinterest virtual closet. Click here to see the latest “I want” goodies from ASOS I pinned to my virtual closet board.


Glitter ‘N Glue Turns Two!

June marks two years since I started Glitter ‘N Glue and that means only 1 thing…my closet now only consist of glitter shoes!  I just added a platform pair to the collection -> click here to see. I’m no longer fighting my obsession with glitz and glam. We’re now in a full blown embrace.

Anywho, let’s celebrate! Cheers to two freaking years to doing it our own damn sleves! If you’ve been inspired to get your DIY on and recreate any of the projects I’ve featured on this blog, send me a pic! Did you make a button ring? Or did you paint a rhinestone necklace? Or maybe you added glitter to a pair of shoes. If so, I wanna see! Email me (Kristen@GlitterNGlue.com) or tweet me (@Glitter_N_Glue) a picture of your finished projects and I’ll pin them on the Glitter ‘N Glue Pinterest board. I want to celebrate two years of DIY fun by featuring your Glitter ‘ N Glue inspired projects.

Thanks for all the years of support. You guys are the best and always keep a smile on my face! :-)

xo Kristen


DIY: Glitter Sandals for Craft Wars!!!

1…2..3..4… I declare a CRAFT WAR! l Those of you who follow me on le Instagram got a sneak peek of my new DIY glittery summer sandals last weekend. It was getting too hot to wear my glitter flats so I had to update the look for the warmer weather. This week those same glitter sandals engaged in a very heated craft war on Buzzfeed.com.

Click here to view the entire glittery step by step tutorial. And be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and vote for the the glitter sandals by Glitter ‘N Glue.


Met Gala Inspired DIY: Oversized Sequin Embellished Pocket

{Image via the Daily Mail}

Last night was the Met Gala in New York and THANK GOD Vogue.com was streaming the red carpet live because my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. Who needs to get all fancy and mingle on fashion’s hottest red carpet with loads of celebrities and designers while they can sit at their desk in this seasons chicest sweats and watch the carpet online while munching on  gold fish? And what a show it was! So many amazing gowns. I loved all the yellow and the metallics. Even everyone favorite current obsession peplum showed up for the festivities.

The Met Gala is all about inspiration and when Gwyneth Paltrow hit the carpet in her Prada mini (side boob and all) I was instantly inspired. Her oversized sequin pockets were screaming DIY me!!!!!! Now the last thing I need is a sequin pocket sitting on my hip but I used her dress as inspiration to glam up a plain white tee.

Materials: Shirt, Sequin Fabric, Iron On Hem Tape, Scissors, An Iron

Delicately cut the sequin fabric to your desired pocket size.

I left my pocket squared you might want to round the edges. If the sequins are falling off the edges apply a small amount of clear fingernail polish to keep them in place, but once you apply them to the shirt they should all stay in place.

Now it’s really important that for this next part you follow the directions that came with your iron on hem tape.

Place the hem tape on 3 of the 4 edges leaving the top edge open to create a pocket. Here’s a DIYer’s tip…in order to protect the sequins from melting DO NOT iron directly onto the sequin fabric. Place a light cotton fabric between the iron and the sequins.

Bloop… Sequin pocket!

Plain white tee with DIY sequin pocket pairs great with my denim on denim


DIY: Color Popped Collar + Glitterly Chunky Heels

{Photos Credit L to R}: Siliorona.com, Chloe Sevigny for S MODA Magazine, Equipment, Vince Camuto

Because of the mild Winter across the US many weather ladies and gents have dubbed January 2012, Juneuary. I have to say I’m in love with the 76 and sunny and type weather we’re having in SoCal. So in honor of Juneuary, and hopefully Febune, I’m skipping anymore Wintery type DIY post and bringing on Spring a little early. Color is the most exciting thing about Spring trends. Here’s a quick and easy way to bring a little color to those boring button downs. Just to be warned there is a whole color situation going on in this post that might cause epileptic seizures. Well not really, but you’ve been warned…

Materials: Button Down Shirt, Stained by Sharpie Fabric Marker

Be as creative as you wish! Used any color fabric pen you desire. Use multiple colors. Whatever you want!

I paired my colorful button down with my pair of DIYed glitter chunky heels. I picked up the heels from Target, applied a healthy amount of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the toe and heel then I doused it in glitter. GLITTER BOMB!!!!! Shake off the access glitter and then allow it to dry. I used painters tape to help me get such straight lines.

Have fun! xo


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