DIY glitter tights

Hiii everyone!
i hope you all had an amazing time on Christmas!
Some of you asked me how i did the tights of my previous post, so here is a brief explanation of what i did!
This is my very first DIY on the blog and it wasnt even planned so i apologise in advance if its a bit messy or confusing :)
 I did these tights for a test shooting for my portfolio at school (hopefully will show you pictures soon) lets just say they're really "homemade" aka wont probably last long, but they're shiny and fun, and to be honest none of my pair of tights really last any longer haha)

all you need to do is:
1. buy the simplest pair of tights (or the craziest?), skin color in this case
2. use an old sheet of paper to work on, yes the glue gets sticky (the spray glue i used is a photo mount from 3M- i told you this was random)
3. lay the tights on the sheet of paper and spray on each leg (approx. knees area)
4. "quickly" pour the glitter on the area you sprayed before
5. leave it to dry for just few seconds then put on the tights on your arm just to separate the two sides with your hand (this way you will be able to actually wear the tights at some point eheh)
6. spray some more glue and repeat #5.
(eventually add more glitters if you lost too many by doing #5)
7. i left them to dry for a night, since i had the shooting the next day but you could probably do just 1 or 2 hours (or minutes).
8. feel like a little fairy in your brand new shiny tights


Yasmeen said...

How clever; I'll have to try this! :O

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effortlesscool said...

omg YES! I can't wait to try this!!!

XO Sahra

Tiffany said...

looks amazing!!

akiko said...

This is such a great idea and looks beautiful! xo akiko
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renny ruth roren said...

brilliant! love the result it's so creative and looks stylish :D


Monse Fuentes said...

such an amazing diy!!!


Chloe said...

I loooove these great holiday/disco tights! Must try this right now! :)

Happy holidays!

chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

Antonie Rikardsson said...

thats so cute!


Sabrina T. said...

OMG, such a great DIY!!lovely tight!!

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Framicetta said...

Nice post, inspiring! :)

xoxo ♥♥♥

Maud said...

Oh, how cool is this?!
I think I'm going to wear these at New Year's Eve!

♥ Maud

Toni said...

Great idea!!! :)


Ivory † said...

I'm totally doing this <3


Laureen Gazio said...

Great idea !!! I need to try this !

Mitha Komala said...

woah, the simple tights turned out to be so amazing! awesome DIY dear, well done :DD i love your blog <3

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Irene Buffa said...


black pearl said...

great! I will try that!

nookie said...

woa, they are awesome, have to try it! great job!
amazing blog, I am now following, maybe you'll have time to visit my blog ♥

Quinn B said...

This is so awesome! Thank you! I've been contemplating buying some sparkle tights, but now I don't need to!

samecookiesdifferent said...

like the idea so much!

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Camille Richez said...

These tights are gorgeous, I can't wait to see the pictures with the french paillettes ( yes I recognize them, I bought the same for shooting ahahah)

much love and merry christmas very late sweety


Egle said...

wow, these tights are really beautiful. great DIY idea! :)

It-Blogirls said...

Love the pictures!

Belinda said...

so magical! love it

Anna-Lena said...

Great idea. I love it!

Ilaria Tomasso said...

Wonderful idea! I must try that. New follower! :)

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Mary said...

What an amazing idea! I need to do that with my toghts too!


THE HF BLOG said...

great idea!!! i just found your blog, i'm following now, what do you think about following each other?
lots of kisses from portugal


Mary Lee said...

omg i'm IN LOVE with these tights, i'd love to try this out!! love your blog, following

hope you'll visit back

Laura said...

The tights are amazing!!

S said...

Well, this is genial!
I have to try it!^^

Zuzana said...

Very good idea! :) it looks so much nice on you:)

Loretta Nguyen said...

I love DIY's!!



FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

so coooooool :D

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Mexiquer said...

wooo loved the idea, great tip!!!*

Shayne Renee said...

Those look amazing! They are officially added to my DIY list! :)

Nicole Craven said...

such a great idea!!


Charlie said...

Gorgeous I'm definitely trying that out !

Floortje said...

genius DIY! love your blog! xxx

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Anonymous said...

Little late on this, but soooo cute! Can I ask how well the glitter holds up to daily wear? Do you leave a trail of glitter behind you when you walk?

Anonymous said...

Little late on this, but soooo cute! Can I ask how well the glitter holds up to daily wear? Do you leave a trail of glitter behind you when you walk?

Anonymous said...

A. Good idea to you hopfully won't loose as much glitter is to put newspaper loosly rolled up inside the tights

annalisa said...

Heyyy! Thanks for your comment!!

I actually only used them twice and yesss they do kinda loose a lot of glitter ! Lets just say people will know you're around ;) haha but they were mainly done just for a photoshoot so not really meant to last long/ it was a random idea i had :))) xx

Anonymous said...

Does the glitter. Fall off everywere you sit or touch?

Utah Girl Am I said...

Hi, found these on Pinterest. Loved them and gonna make some asap! Thanks for sharing! :)

StePh said...

Question! Does the glitter get everywhere when you wear them? I love the idea but not so much of leaving a glitter trail where ever I go :)

Alex said...

Have that same question as StePh... Does the glitter fall off when you walk a lot or sit like in cars.. Will I leave glitter everywhere???

Anonymous said...

Question!! What if i make the same thing but in a cotton dress??
Do you think it would look good??

moustachic said...

hey guysss!!!
@Steph @Alex as i said before they were really just made random for a shooting editorial I had the next day, so I had the model wearing them, and then I made a pair for myself too :) I did say tho that the glitter comes off a lot, but one way to make it stay longer is to let the glue attachh for longer time and also spray it again after pouring the glitters!
hope it helps :) xx

@Anonymous: I think it would look amazing also on the cotton dress!
maybe before spraying directly the glue on the dress try on a piece of cloth? just in case it doesnt work and you dont ruin the dress :D

@Utah Girl: you;re welcomeee!!! <3

Anonymous said...

Can I spray hairspray on the tights after I apply the glue to make it stay? I know hairspray will make glitter stick to phone covers and such.

Anonymous said...

so when you wore them did glitter get everywhere? i love how it looks im just worried i will leave a trail of glitter everywhere i go.

Roro said...

Did you glitter both sides? Did the glitter get everywhere while you wore them? I feel like if there is glitter on the back it will get on whatever you sit on. totally want to try this for Christmas that's why but don't want to make a mess at people's houses.

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to put it in the washer after its dry?

Anonymous said...

Does the glitter fall off?

moustachic said...


as i mentioned in the post, and in previous comments
i did these tights for a special project i was doing for my portfolio so i mainly used them for a shooting where the model only had to wear them for 20 mins!
i then thought to do the post and since soo many people asked i also showed how i did them! :)
but to be honest wasnt expecting soo many people trying them! which makes me happy but unfortunately not ready to give my word on how well the glitter sticks to the tights,
yes when i made them i had glitter all over the house, but i didnt really wait for it to stick well to them either.

so my suggestion is.

do the spray glue more than twice *or as some people suggest use hairspray too*
and make sure you shake them well to make the glitter fall off

as other people suggest try to wash them and see what comes out after?
in that case the glitter that was stuck on the tights shouldnt fall off anymore!

hope this helps!

much LOVE!!!!


Anonymous said...

Where did you get the glue from

Fashion Riddle said...

Very nice project!
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Mina Masotina said...

THIS. IS. REALLY. AMAZING. *-* I have to try it! Bisous, Mina.
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Anonymous said...

No, no, no. This was a glittery mess. I love the look, but it just didn't work for me. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't you just spray them with glitter spray? Or even glitter hairspray in a few layers would work...ombré glitter...possibilities-endless...mind-BLOWN!

RebeccaJ said...

Will this work on leggings?

Emily said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial, but I'm pretty sure David's Bridal stole your pictures and tutorial!!! http://www.davidsbridal.com/blog?p=8165#comment-650557

Patricia Iglesias said...

wow love the simple fact that you share this information how to do glitter tight. to be honest instead of me paying $90.. it save me alot of money .. i can give this gift to my brides made and hopefully they would like it....

Emily said...

Just thought I would let you know, David's Bridal copied your post and your pictures and posted them as their own http://www.davidsbridal.com/blog?p=8165

moustachic said...

thank you so much emily :)
i left now a comment saying to at least put credit
its sooo bad just to steal info and pictures without asking permission! xx

Ceci McClurg said...

Do you think this might work on something a little more dense, like leggings or tights as opposed to nylons? :)

thehosieryqueen said...

Hello - Great idea, have used some of your pics for a blog I have written, have credited you for the pics, hope that's OK x

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poisS said...

beautiful idea!
can I use this tutorial image in my blog (with your link)?

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful! Just curious though, does the glitter just get everywhere while wearing them?

Anonymous said...

I love hose that glitter but I want the glitter to stay on not flake of or to wash off spray glue makes the hose stiff

Abiola Dada said...

Really innovative blends so well with the skin nd creates d illusion that you actually have shimmery skin

Anonymous said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! Thanks so much!

Олег Фролов said...

Creative design of tights and socks - http://allfreefoto.ru/6566-kreativnyiy-dizayn-kolgotok-i-noskov.html

Anonymous said...

tried to add glitter to tights spray on and other means both didn't last came off wanted more permanent tends to flake off and makes the tights stiff feeling

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