My youngest is obsessed with Crumbs Sugar Cookie. She loves her. The first mini Crumbs she owned was so worn out that its legs broke off. Good thing we were able to get a replacement before it went out of stock. Now, her second Crumbs looks, well, also worn out but at least her limbs are still intact. As early as last year, she already wanted to be favorite doll for Halloween.
|Crumbs Sugar Cookie|
I sometimes buy my kids' costume from the US and have it shipped here. Last year was a disaster. I ordered her a girl pirate costume because she loved the Jake and the Neverland Pirate show and had it shipped thru a balikbayan box and it didn't arrive on time. I didn't want to spend for another costume so I let her wear her ate's costume when she was about the same age as her. At least I now have photos of them wearing the same costume! :)
|my girls (2005 & 2011)|
So all I needed were the wig (check!) with the black ribbon (on my to-do list tomorrow) and the boots. There was no way I would find the exact pair of boots off-the-rack so I DIYed it.
Did I nail it or did I nail it? Hahaha. Forgive me, but I think I deserve to indulge in my little proud moment... :)
I used my daughter's old rain boots. Good thing they still fit her. Here's a step-by-step guide on how I painted the boots, in case you guys want to know. :)
1. Clean the boots thoroughly. Remove dirt so you have a smooth surface to work on. Prepare your little crafting space - set out your materials and lay sheets of newspaper to protect your floor. Here's a list of what I used:
- old rain boots
- Color & Co Acrylic Paint (set of 12), Php185.00, National Bookstore (purchased a year ago)
- KS Art Supplies fluorescent pink acrylic paint, P62.25, National Bookstore
- assortment of paint brushes
- small plastic containers to put and mix paint in - reused from takeouts
- old rag*
- spay-on sealant*
* not in photo
2. I painted the cap-toe in white. I had to wait for it to dry and did a second coat to completely cover the design of the boots.
3. For the majority of the body of the boots, I mixed fluorescent pink with white paint.
4. The fluorescent pink paint was very watery and had a see-thru effect when I applied it directly to the boots. I, then, applied white over it to act as a primer. I, then, realized that applying white paint first would've been best to cover up the design and also to make the colors pop. The white paint came from the 12-pc. set acrylic paint and I really liked that one because it had a very thick consistency. It took me four coats to completely cover the light pink area of the boots since I mixed the colors and had a lighter consistency and also because I didn't apply primer.
5. I painted the top part of the boots with bright yellow paint and let the boots dry.
6. The next day, I started painting the lines to define the design. I also made marks for the shoelace holes which I just estimated. Then I went ahead and made the marks into small circles.
7. After letting the small dots dry, I started painting on the shoelaces and the ribbons.
|DIY Crumbs Sugar Cookie's Boots|
I can't wait for the Halloween party this weekend! :)