As you guys saw last week, I did a really quick customisation of a pair of gumboots for our trip to the Peony Farm. If you’re going to wear gumboots, might as well go all out right?

I wanted to just buy some cute floral ones I had seen at Rivers ages ago but I left it too late and the only cute version I could find were hot pink from the kid’s section at Big W. Easily fixed though!

For this I used:

  • Gumboots from Big W
  • Glue gun
  • Pink and gold ribbon
  • White elastic
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

The design is a really half-arsed version of Rini/Chibi Usa’s boots from Sailor Moon. I can’t see hot pink boots and not think of that!

I chose to use elastic as the white section at the top because then I didn’t have to deal with cutting stuff on curves. Lazy for the win!

So to get the shape of the front, I placed the ends of the elastic at right angles to each other and then folded the edge over and glued it in place.

At the beginning I was pretty much using glue as a placeholder on this project so it would hold together until the sewing…  but sewing through thick rubber is not particularly fun so I ended up leaving it as just glue. Probably not the most long lasting but I can’t see myself being on a farm too often >_>

I glued it on the front to hold in place so I could work out the curve part. To make the fake curve more obvious I glued it as close to the edge as possible.

Once the front was dry it was just a matter of pulling the elastic tightly towards the back so it curved naturally. Fake curve hurrah!

I then snipped off the extra elastic and folded the edge over. To make it a little more sturdy and a little less… ugly, I added some ribbon around the edge on the inside to cover it all up.

Then it just needed some finishing touches: a gold crescent moon! I didn’t have anything gold big enough so I glued two pieces of ribbon together and cut a moon shape out.


Glued them on the front and it was done. The whole thing took about 15 minutes.

They might not be the most lady-like shoes ever but they were awesome for avoiding Pegasus horse poop!