May 10, 2010

Spring Shoe Re-do

Today we are going to yank out a pair of ugly shoes from your closet and give them a new look.  Ready?  Here we go!

My mom got me these shoes a while back, but I never had anything to go with them.  (Sorry Mom!)  I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I love flats and I wanted something a little more funky.

1) Stuff your shoes with papers so the inside doesn't get painted.  I also taped off the base area around the edges, so that would stay the normal color.  See the scotch tape below?

2) Pick a fun color of spray paint and go crazy.  I was surprised that these shoes took a lot of coats.  I think it's because they have a lot of texture.

3) Find some embellishments.  I used this crochet trim from Wal-mart, a thin grograin ribbon, and two large buttons.  I weaved the ribbon into the trim. 

4) Hot glue it all on. I liked the way the buttons looked off-centered.

That's it.  It was a pretty quick project and I love finding a way to use things I already have.  Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't entered the play sword giveaway, you should check it out!  Have a great day!


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