marvelous shoe makeover
Our German exchange student, Tessa only has a few more weekends in the USA so I suggested doing something a little different than the typical movie night. So we began our adventure by heading to the local Salvation Army to hunt down some shoes…
After the 3 of us found our Cinderella slippers, we searched the web for images we wanted to put on our shoes. I went with a pink floral theme, Rebecca collected a variety of colored posies & Tessa found inspiration from her pinterest page. I created collage sheets of the images & had color copies made. Then we headed to the studio to makeover our thrifty finds. Armed with foam brushes, mod podge & scissors… we were off to play!
Rebecca cut many of her flower pictures into thin strips & applied them in a row.
Didn’t they turn out stunning?! She did an amazing job & I have a feeling she could have a pretty successful side job decoupaging shoes for others.
Tessa’s technique was applying square images which gave her pump a more patchwork look.
Tessa also added lovely orange ribbon around the edge for a striking accent. I love the fact that these pumps represent a cool collage of postage-stamp-sized images Tessa loves. No doubt these will turn heads when they’re on her feet.
I covered my shoes with pages from a book first, then applied carefully cut flower shapes.
I don’t know why, but I love the look of text & like how it peeks out behind the flowers. I’ve only worn these shoes out once so far & got crazy compliments on them. I think I might need to make a few more pairs to add to my selection of soles.
The girls had a great time creating their wearable masterpieces & this project cost less than a movie ticket! Shoe makeovers are a great crafternoon activity for any group of creative gals who like fabulous shoes.
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