Changeable Shoe Bows Tutorial. Thanks for your responses yesterday!
It sounds like most of you think similarly, so it was easy to see what you all like—thank you! Today I have a super easy tutorial for you! I still need to add some velcro to a pair of flats so I can use my shoe ruffles on them, but this is another little refashion that can be done on flats or heels. I bought 3 pair of these pink flats since they were only $2.00. They have a sort of suede fabric on them. I bought some granite spray paint and sprayed the shoes. What You’ll Need: -pair of flats or heels -some E-6000 glue or other strong glue that binds fabric -two 4” x 6” pieces of fabric -two 1/2” x 2.5” pieces vinyl (I used vinyl because it doesn’t fray, but you can use a small strip of fabric and make it the same size to use for your loop) -clothespin (not pictured) First, take one of your vinyl pieces and glue together the ends into a circle, as the next 2 picture show. Glue the loop onto the top middle of your shoe, or wherever you’d like.
Wasn’t that easy? How to make baby boots from a felted sweater. Good thing Piper Jane is fifteen months old and generally fairly oblivious about things like surprises.
Because, not only am I planning on sharing most of her Christmas presents on the blog (the handmade ones, at least), I also keep using her as my model. For her own gifts. Pretty sure I don’t have many more years of this- better enjoy it while it lasts, right? Anyhow, besides the Cottage Mama dresses (also Christmas presents for her), Piper Jane’s wardrobe could really use a pair of black boots. I LOVE her brown Robeez booties and would love another pair to rotate in. So, after finding out that the Robeez booties are $40 (what!?!) I’d seen this tutorial at Instructables for felted wool boots, and this tutorial at Happy Together for sweater boots, and decided to take a little from each tutorial to make Piper Jane’s boots. Spray paint+Bleach+T-shirts=Fun times. Tutorial ~ Dressed Up High Heels.
I wish I had a font that could accurately reflect my excitement over these shoes!
I will have to settle on the exclamation point. You guys, !!!!!!!. It all started about a month ago when I spotted these little beauties on Pinterest (seems that is where many obsessions start for me these days). Then I clicked over to see the price tag. $695.00 (insert gulp). They were sold out, or I totally would have bought them. Then I came up with an idea to make my own version… Seriously the easiest project, with only a few supplies needed. A little fabric glue and bias tape was all it took. Supplies: shoesdouble fold bias tape - ¼ inch and ½ inch (craft store)fabric glue (most stores and craft stores)scissors Steps: First, iron the bias tape so you can’t see where it was folded over on the packaging. For lining the shoe you will use the ¼ inch bias tape. Next make sure that the wider part of the bias tape is on the outside (the side that will show). For the second shoe, start again on the outside curve. Upcycled Sweater Boots.
Shoe Makeover. I love the simple, carefree style of laceless tennis shoes, especially in the summer. They're the best shoes to slip on before running errands, shopping, being outside, or really anything. I've been drooling over these Keds for a while now... However $50 for one pair of shoes really isn't in my budget.
So when I saw plain white Keds knock offs at Walmart for only $5 , I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Materials Needed: Plain White or Off White Tennis Shoes (Walmart has them for $5 and Target has them for $9)RIT or other brand Fabric Dye1.5 " wide ElasticStrong Needle and Thread (in coordinating color) Although I love the muted colors that Keds sells. First take out the laces In a large pot Boil your water. Rinse your shoes off in the sink with hot water When your water is boiling, turn it down to more of a simmer and add your dye. Let them sit, stirring them around every once in a while, for about 10 minutes or until they reach your desired shade. Here's how mine looked once dry: Tea-Stained Shoe. Another, even cheaper way, to transform cheap white tennis shoes is by using steeped tea.
I actually did this before ever thinking to dye shoes with RIT. I had just picked up $9 white tennis shoes at target simply because of how cheap they were. However, I'm not a big fan of the bright white. I wanted to tone it down to more of an off-white, a color that more easily fits into my wardrobe. Steeped tea turned out to be a pretty great, inexpensive way to accomplish this. Materials Needed: