Thursday, April 7, 2011

Old Shoe Makeover

I know! I know! I've been slacking on my blogging duties but to tell you the truth, Weekend Week killed me. I am so tired and (don't say it too loud) I haven't been interested in crafting. I know it's terrible but true. I'm back on track now and ready with a super cute makeover.

These are my favorite flats! I love them so much I wear them almost everyday and you can see it's taken it's toll. They are dirty and the insoles are falling out so I decided to fix them up a bit.

An old pair of shoes
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 30 minutes PLUS drying time
Cost: Pretty much free is you have Mod Podge

1. Take out the insole of your favorite shoes. Mine were falling out already so it was pretty easy.

2. Trace the insole on some cute scrapbook paper.

3. Cut out the scrapbook paper. Cut it a little smaller than the insole. It will make it easier to put it back in your shoe.

4. Put an even layer of Mod Podge on the back of the paper.

5. Put the paper insole back into your shoe (this was the hardest part for me. I didn't cut the paper small enough). Make sure to get out all of the air bubbles then put a few layers of Mod Podge over the paper. This is where I made the mistake. I only put one lay and thought it would be good but then the paper ripped and came off. So make sure you do lots of layers.

6. And here you go. Still dirty and well used but a lot cuter. Now I just need to find my Magic Eraser and clean them up!

1 comment:

  1. Incredible. I had no idea how to do this. Thanks.