October 13, 2011

30 minute Thursdays...shoe revamp!

I bet i'm not the only one out there with a really comfy pair of shoes that have seen better days...so today's project shows a cute way to revamp a scruffy/stained/scuffed pair of pumps...into a new and rather unique pair!

You'll need an old pair of shoes {obvious really}, some sheets of newspaper, an ink and some Mod Podge:


Tear your newspaper into lots of pieces {not too small or you'll be all day, not 30 minutes!} and mix some Mod Podge with a few sprays of black ink in a glass jar:


Paint your shoes with the Mod Podge mix and cover with the pieces of newspaper.  Add a layer of the glue over the newsprint too to add colour and to seal the paper to the shoe:


Continue until you have worked your way all around both shoes.  At this point I decided to remove the elastic straps:


When the glue has dried enough for you to handle the shoes, neaten all the edges with a permanent marker pen:


And finally, add a toning flower to each shoe.  These are Prima flowers which i've sprayed with the black ink and sealed with Marine Varnish to toughen them up a bit:


Assemble yourself a cute outfit...i'm thinking these will look good with warm tights and a cute grey dress i own...and model your new shoes for all to admire!


I hope that's got your creative juices flowing...and feel free to adapt the idea by using tissue paper instead of newsprint...a pretty coloured pair would be lovely!

5 comments:

Glen said...

Fab idea Alix. Love the new look shoes. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

fatmonica said...

I never thought of using mod podge on shoes but I'm so going to give this a go!

Sue said...

Wow - Fab idea

Bubbles said...

Who would've ever thought of modpodge and newspaper on shoes? Only you, Alix... and it's fantastic :)
Reminds me a bit of the 80's, when white stiletto heels would have scuff marks 'repaired' with tippex *lol*

Marie said...

Ohhh, great idea! I have about a billion tonnes of 7 Gypsies tissue paper left.. now I know what I will be doing with it!

Marie x

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