Thursday, May 26, 2011

How To: Up-cycle Shoes!

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So I was cruising along Pinterest (follow me!), you know, my crazy-kid obsession, and came across an image of these super cute, one-of-a-kind shoes.  As I looked closer, I noticed that the shoe was actually up-cycled with fabric and mod podge.  And, being the compulsive crafter that I am, I ran upstairs looking for my own cast-offs to revamp.  I found a pair of mauve--yes, MAUVE--pumps in the donation pile and I knew would be perfect.  I mean, why the hell did I even have MAUVE pumps to begin with?  They fit perfectly so it was clear that I was just over the country-pink color.

Henyways, the example that I was going by were of flats, so I WINGED followed the directions the best that I could using this tutorial from Makeit-Loveit.  I didn't know how to wrap the heels, so I picked a fabric with MAUVE in it so that I could keep the heels as is.  You may recognize the fabric from this article.  Maybe not.  :)

Total Cost for Me?  Oh, how bout $0.

Here are the sexy MAUVE pumps that I bought back in 2005 or so....

Here's my fabric that I choose to cover with:






And now.....the BIG TAH DAH!!!

It's a little rough....I couldn't find my exacto knife, and I'm not exacto patient, so I used scissors to cut the edges. I also added the felt flower to cover my botch job heel backs.  I do what I want.  ;)  Either way, I'm BEYOND pumped to rock my MAUVE pumps!

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Big (up-cycle) Smile,
B.Chen


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10 comments:

Connie @ Measuredbytheheart said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea!! I wonder how they hold up? Either way I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

Delightful Order said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh - how cool! I am dreaming of the day that I can wear heels again. Sprained my ankle a couple of weeks ago and still haven't dared to wear them.

Thanks for linking to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party. Hope to see you back next week.

DaNita

Amber @ DIYHomeDecoratingIdeas said... Best Blogger Tips

That is INCREDIBLE! Love the stripes, they turned out amazing.

Candace said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous idea! They turned out awesome!! Don'tcha just love Pinterest? I'm following you now. :)

Have a great weekend,
Candace

Kei said... Best Blogger Tips

They look totally fabulous!

Madigan at madiganmade said... Best Blogger Tips

No more mauve!! Love the stripes, so fun!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said... Best Blogger Tips

Rawr!! They look awesome! I'm dragging my mum op-shopping when she comes up here, hopefully I find a pair of shoes I can try this with!!

Thanks so much for linking this up! xx

LambAround said... Best Blogger Tips

These shoes turned out so nicely! In fact, I love them so much that I posted a little surprise for you on my blog tonight :)
Don't forget to vote...and WAY TO GO!!

donatella said... Best Blogger Tips

those are pretty darn cool! i'll vote for you!
ahaha the flower on the back is a trick!!! :) love diy for that too!!!

{nifty thrifty things} said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute idea and makeover!! Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa

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