I sit here in the Prairies boyfriend-less and friend-less and will
do so on New Year’s Eve. This is a lesson to you all: don’t let
your mother book your flight, she won’t let you go! So while
I am playing board games with my family everyone better
be having a fun time. To get you in the party mood during the
day you should don something twinkly and weather-appropriate, like these knee highs! Whether you wear them with oxfords, heels or peeking out the top of your boots this easy DIY project will have you and those around you ready to take on the town.


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The Inspiration


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Source from Clockwise: Sasha: Breakfast at Barneys, Miu-Miu Glitter Socks: I LovMyMarc, CocoRosa: Black&Shredded, White Flower DIY

What You Need

  • A pair of knee-high socks, I got two pairs of these Secret stockings from Wal-Mart for $7.
  • Pizazz! Find sequins and/or beads from your local craft, fabric store, or rip off a previous childhood school project. I bought these beads and sequins for a grand total of $9 from Fabricland.
  • A needle and thread that matches the colour of your socks and scissors
  • A cup of coffee or tea and some good background noise while you piece together your masterpiece.

Instructions

  1. Pick your pattern. Spend some time playing around with the placement of your sequins and beads. It may be useful to take a picture to refer to or feel free to let your creative juices flow and sew randomly!
  2. Thread and knot your needle. Although this sounds simple it can be quite tricky if you have never done it before thus a video tutorial from Howcast.
  3. Sew away! Because the socks are narrow it’s a challenging area to sew on. It’s best to find something to hold open the sock while you work like an old roll of ┬áduct tape or as silly as it sounds, kitchen tongs like I used.
  4. Finished! I can’t wait to go back home and try these on with my tights and boots (right now I’m sporting the classic prairie uniform, jeans and a tee).

Visuals



*Special thanks to Chantal from Cocorosa for inspiring me and letting me use her photos


What do you guys think? Am I getting too carried away with sparkle and studs? ;) I love comments!

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  1. Genya says:

    I must try this! I love the Miu Miu socks and always wanted a pair.

  2. kaitlin says:

    @Genya I agree! It looks really cute peeking out of boots – I’ll have to take a pic!

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  4. [...] day you should don something twinkly and weather-appropriate, like these knee highs! Whether you wear them with oxfords, heels or peeking out the top of your boots this easy DIY project will have you and those around you ready to take on the town. be having a fun time. How to embellish knee-highs:Sparkle Socks [...]

  5. ianna says:

    Is there any way to attach the sequins and such without sewing? Whenever I try to sew them on they always end up falling off over time

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