Decoupage your shoes!

(photo from the set of  Studio 5)

Transform a pair of worn out shoes into a STATEMENT pair of shoes you will love to wear! 
I shared this project very quickly on my TV segment for Studio 5 but didn’t get to my favorite pair – the chevron wedges – because we ran out of time. Here is a bit of a step by step so you can create a fun pair too! 
Decoupaged Shoes
supplies:
A pair of sandals, high heels, wedges, etc

Fabric
Scissors
Sponge brush
Step 1:  Drape your fabric over your shoes and cut away the excess. If you are working with a pair similar to these cut down the center so you can wrap the inside and outside. 
 Step 2: Apply some Mod Podge to the top of the shoe to place your fabric down. This will help to hold it into place to start.

 Step 3: Continue to glue, cut and wrap the fabric applying the Mod Podge to the shoe and on top of the fabric. 

 Let them dry completely and they are ready to wear! 
CHEVRON Wedges:
Same idea as above but I started with a striped fabric that I cut into 1″ wide strips. I started on the widest or thickest part of the wedge. Apply some Mod Podge and smooth out a few strips. 
 Apply Mod Podge over the top to keep the fabric in place and from fraying. Then trim the fabric from the top and the bottom .

 Repeat down the entire length of the shoe and around until it is completely covered! 
 I found it was helpful on this particular pair to apply some Mod Podge on top of the fabric and run my fingernail along the edge where it needed to be cut. This made a line in the glue that I could cut along to match the edge perfectly!

Let dry and wear!!! You shoes are sure to get noticed! 
 
I will be hopping around to the linky parties HERE this week!

Comments

  1. Super cute shoes!!!!!!

  2. This is so fun! I love this idea so much!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Jun 09:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. You are amazing as always! Charlotte has a bunch of shoes I want to pass down to the other girls but they are in bad shape…maybe this is the solution!

  5. I LOVE this! I must try this today!

  6. You did a great job on your Studio 5 segment – it was fun to see all your projects. I am most interested in the cute jeans that you showed – can you tell me how you did those? Do you have to cut up the side seams to sew on the fabric pieces?
    Thanks!

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Jun 03:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. I’m a sucker for a cute pair of shoes! Especially when I know that nobody else will have exactly the same pair. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Good idea! Now hopefully I can convince husband to let me keep my shoes in the Goodwill box!

  10. LOVE these!!!! I just did my own as well–it’s kinda the best thing ever. I don’t want to ever stop!

    Check them out if you’d like :)
    http://bcheniful.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-up-cycle-shoes.html

  11. These are fabulous! I love how you made the chevron stripes by sewing the fabric together.

  12. This is so awesome. I never thought of doing the edge of the shoe.

    Jeanna. @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

  13. Hi there!

    Can I ask how the Modge podge holds up when you where them?? They look super cute!! Was just wondering if the fabrics moves at all??

    thanks so much for your time!
    Jen

  14. Those are amazing!!! Love them!

  15. These are awesome!! Totally genius!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my linky :)
    http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/gift-bag-redo-diy.html

  16. I’ve been meaning to try this!!! Yours turned out really nice! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  17. Brilliant shoes! Love the chevrons on the side of the sole!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  18. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  19. No way! Are you kidding me?! Those are amazing! I’ll be featuring these on my facebook page today =) Please come link to my party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/vip-party-18.html

  20. what girl wouldn’t love these shoes.

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

  21. shut up! such a great idea. Truly one of those DIWhy-didn’t-I-think-of-that projects

  22. Thanks for sharing! Your creation has been featured on this week’s top 10 newsletter. You can view the newsletter here. Keep up the great work!

  23. I’m in love with the chevron print shoes! Great thinking! I’d totally wear em :) You should totally enter this project in Craftbaby’s ‘Upcycle Challenge’! http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/3/upcycle-it-sweeps

  24. Megan this is brilliant! YOU are brilliant! What an idea!

  25. Una idea fantástica para darle otro aire a esos zapatos pasados de moda…..gracias (thanks)

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