Recycle your Clothes DIYFrom Boot to Shoe Boot …Shoot?


What you’ll need . . .

Gucci heels, Steve Madden boots






yeah …toes

I’m 97% sure they’ll stay without having to secure to the shoe …but I may have to test them out and get back to you on that. So far so good though. And even though one is a teeny tiny too short, you can’t tell and it still works …and really, you can make them as tall as you like.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Polished Sense

    August 20, 2009 |

    Super Creative Idea Megan! That is pure genius!


  • Megan

    August 20, 2009 |

    what an awesome idea! i may have to go out and purchase some boots just for this…

  • Lo

    August 20, 2009 |

    That is amazing. How do you come up with this stuff…I’m still amazed at the ribbon shoes you did earlier in the summer. Those were beautiful. I’m also a fan of the blue. It was such a great color!

  • MIA Style Fiend

    August 20, 2009 |

    BRAVE! Taking a pair of scissors to boots would freak me out >_<

  • ♥Aubrey

    August 20, 2009 |

    Creative thinking!!! You scared me as i thought you were going to cut your Gucci’s…OOOoo…that was close :)-

  • janettaylor

    August 20, 2009 |

    So cool! Fab work!


  • Maki

    August 20, 2009 |

    *FABULOUS* as always gorgeous lady:)


  • josephine

    August 20, 2009 |

    so creative! love the term shoot haha

  • judy aldridge

    August 20, 2009 |

    I love your DIY’s. You’re truly creative!

  • Tiffany

    August 20, 2009 |

    so genius. love it!

  • Carlotta

    August 20, 2009 |


  • Nicole Marie

    August 20, 2009 |

    love it!
    and i like the boots better shorter!

  • Hilary

    August 20, 2009 |

    wow that’s so creative. i wouldn’t have the guts to cut my boots up (i’m a boot lover)! you’ve got guts girrrl! way to rock ’em!

  • daer0n

    August 20, 2009 |

    Aha! that just gave me a really cool idea, love Rachel’s shoes!

    Very cool DIY, yours turned out awesome as well, i’m thinking this could also be done to peep toe shoes as well as pointed toe shoes, oh the possibilities are endless!

  • Meliha

    August 20, 2009 |

    Oh i love Rachel and her style !

    You have a wonderfull Blog <3

  • LIN

    August 20, 2009 |

    You are brave for cutting your boots! I have a pair of Bakers brown slouch boots exactly like yours that I haven’t worn in awhile. Great idea, though, I think I’ll have to do that with mine since they’re just living in my closet.

  • Brooke

    August 20, 2009 |

    Again, you are so creative! Love the first shoes as well. I think they’re Margiela’s?

  • Golden

    August 20, 2009 |


  • Gmr

    August 20, 2009 |

    WoooW!! 3 new styles in your awesom shoes collection!!!!
    I love it!

  • Cathy Voyage

    August 20, 2009 |

    This is such a great idea!


    August 20, 2009 |

    You are an artist!!!!! I love this sandal boots!

    kisses from spain!

  • LifestyleBohemia

    August 20, 2009 |

    So creative! I don’t think I’d have the guts though to take scissors to my Steve Madden boots.

  • Leigh

    August 20, 2009 |

    you are a genius, woman. i’m so inspired!

  • Lee

    August 20, 2009 |

    I am humbled by your creativity!! That NEVER would have occurred to me to do!

  • ticklishfromadistance

    August 20, 2009 |

    You are too much. LOVE this.

  • anhesty

    August 20, 2009 |

    great idea maeg! my next diy is the necklace harness. planning on doing it tomorrow. we should have a internet diy party tomorrow!

  • Jaime

    August 20, 2009 |

    Such a good idea! Those look great and love the grey.

  • Sal

    August 20, 2009 |

    Brilliant! And BRAVE! I can’t imagine taking a pair of scissors to any of my boots …

  • drollgirl

    August 20, 2009 |

    fanfarkingtastic!!! and i love how you have the option to go back to the original look of each, too!

  • Abbie

    August 20, 2009 |

    I always love your DIYs but for some reason not this one. Placed next to the original, something is just not right.
    Maybe it’s just me tho.

    Love your blog and style girlie.
    Take Care

  • issa

    August 20, 2009 |

    great DIY!

  • Amanda Nicole

    August 20, 2009 |

    You are the cleverest!

  • Clau!

    August 20, 2009 |

    Love the idea… I haver to try it someday 😉

  • Jenn

    August 20, 2009 |

    Takes guts to cut up your boots like that, I think.

  • Mrs. Priss

    August 20, 2009 |

    LOVE these! You kill me with all these great ideas, seriously.

    And girl. Your toes look totally normal. If you could see my freaking LONG ass ones, you’d feel better.

  • A Charlotte

    August 20, 2009 |


    Very great idea

  • Berry

    August 20, 2009 |

    What a great idea! If I had boots I was willing to tear apart I would so do this!

  • The Seeker

    August 20, 2009 |

    Wow, great DIY!!!!!


  • TeeTee

    August 20, 2009 |

    So creative!

  • diane

    August 20, 2009 |

    Honestly not crazy about this one, it has too much of a homemade look for my taste. A plus for effort and creativity though.

    I don’t know how I missed the wedges on your previous post, I nearly choked on my 2nd sugar cookie when I saw them. They’re awesome!

  • Purse Addict

    August 20, 2009 |

    you are SO creative!! love it 🙂

  • Milly

    August 20, 2009 |

    great ideas!!!

  • Susan

    August 20, 2009 |

    you are so creative! thanks for sharing your ideas, xoxo

  • Iva

    August 20, 2009 |

    AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!!! and they even go back to how they were before BUT BETTER!!! ahhhh you are GENIUS! GENIUS! GENIUS!

  • Soma Pradhan

    August 20, 2009 |

    How do you think of these things? I love your DIY’s! Thanks!

  • Hanako66

    August 20, 2009 |


    so good….seriously!

  • {tig}

    August 21, 2009 |

    You are so creative! And now you have four pairs 🙂

  • Stethoscopes and Stilettos

    August 21, 2009 |

    Did you come out of Martha Stewart’s vagina??? Just wondering….


    August 21, 2009 |

    another totally great idea!

  • emily

    August 21, 2009 |

    awesome diy! i’d probably just mess the both pairs of shoes though, so i don’t think i’ll be trying this one out myself…

  • PS~Erin

    August 21, 2009 |

    You’re awesome!

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    August 23, 2009 |

    yay! I love DIY, if I can find a pair of boots I will try this out 😉

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    August 27, 2009 |

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