July 19, 2011

Superhero Winged Shoes

A few months ago one of you fabulous readers shared THIS LINK with me.  I thought it was an awesome idea so I decided to whip some up for my boys.  They were easy and fast to make.  (My version requires no sewing.)
Okay, here's what I did.  I pulled out a pair of shoes and held some paper against them to sketch a pattern.
 Then I used my pattern to cut out two wings from felt.  It's not the regular, floppy felt.  It's the really stiff kind that you can find next to the 99 cent sheets of felt in craft stores.
 Next I used this super cool new product Tulip put out.  It's a glitter transfer sheet.  It allows you to have the glittered look without the giant mess.
 It has a clear protective sheet on top.  I traced my pattern onto it, but I cut the glitter piece a bit smaller so there would be a felt border showing around the edges.  I also cut the slits in the wings a bit deeper on the glitter sheet.
 You peel off the clear layer, place a cloth over it, and iron it on.  Easy peasy.
 I used a paper punch to create the holes for the laces.
 All that's left to do is lace them up!
And....Bam! Wham! Pow!  You have shoes fit for a super hero.
Thanks for reading.

32 comments:

  1. You'd better retire now because you aint topping that for COOL! I bet Rex loves them.

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  2. cute! our michael's has the stiff felt WITH GLITTER! even easier!!!

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  3. This is adorable! I am sure my guys will love it in the next year or so!! Thank you!

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  4. I am going to have to make some of these! Awesome idea!!

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  5. looove! I kindof want some for my own shoes. Just for playing around with the kids in the backyard, of course. And maybe working out. Just a little bit. In the dark. So only I know they are there.

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  6. This is sick! I love it so much! Great idea!

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  7. My son would LOVE these! So cool!
    Where did you get those shoes- I love those too!

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  8. So cool! I wonder if there is any way that you could make them glow in the dark? Now THAT would be even more awesome.

    I'll have to make some for my little guy. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How cool! I am sure Rex is PLEASED!

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  10. Excellent! I had seen the ones on Etsy before, but these are um.... less expensive,lol. I'm going to check to see if there are pink or purple glitter sheets to make some for my little girls. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Ilsa

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  11. oh holy cuteness! I love them, what a GREAT idea!

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  12. Those are fantastic! I pinned it and can't wait to make them for my guys.

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  13. Love them! Can you tell me where you got the shoes? hannahlemasters@gmail.com

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  14. Wow! My boys would love those wings! :-) Thanks for the great idea!!

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  15. ooh, super fun! I love love love them!

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  16. What a fantastic idea. This will make so many costumes so much easier!

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  17. love it!! and i'd love to know what brand those super cute shoes are!!! thanks!

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  18. Ladies - I bought the shoes a couple of years ago from Wal-mart. They don't have them anymore but the wings look super cute on converse sneakers or the airwalk-look-alikes at Payless.

    Cheri

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  19. between this and your post yesterday - i am a huge fan. awesome!

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  20. My boys would FLIP for these sneakers!

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  21. Okay, those really are adorable. I may have to save these for an up and coming superhero I know!

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  22. Those are really fun! I'm sure my little guy would love them.

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  23. WOW! WHAT A COOL PROJECT! HOPE I CAN FIND THE PEEL OF GLITTER... THANKS FOR SHARE

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  24. Those are cool! I bet your son LOVES them!

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  25. oh my, oh my... these are ridiculous! i LOVE them! what an absolutely adorable idea!

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  26. Flippin' brilliant! Oh, the possibilities. You're so inspiring!

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  27. Wow what fun are these! My boys would love them!

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  28. I love it. I think this is one of the best works.

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  29. I think I'd like to be a superhero. I love that idea!

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  30. Thanks for sharing! I love this idea and shared it with my fans on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/mychildish I plan on making these for my kids but think I'll use glitter foam sheets to make it even easier (I am kind of lazy). http://www.amazon.com/Glitter-Foam-Sheets-6-Inch-2-Inch-30-Pack/dp/B002UTN4UW

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  31. cutest idea ever!

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