Plain to Pretty {A Shoe Makover No.2}

June 27, 2011 |  by  |  Before & After, Blog, DIY, Summer

Do you remember the first shoe makeover I did? I got a lot of amazing feedback (Thank you so much Kari from UCreate & Amy from Mod Podge Rocks for the features!) and I couldn’t help it but make another pair. (featured on Babble | 21 Shoemakovers today!

Same ol’ cork wedges, different fabric.

Total cost for the makeover including shoes were $25. It took me about 4 hours to finish both shoes.

- Cork Wedges

– Fabric (not too thick)

– Ribbon

– Bows

– Mod Podge

– Felt

1.-2. Lay fabric on the shoe.

3. Trace the edge, where the denim hits the wedge.

4. Cut along your trace.

5. Cut fabric on the upper part, you have to kind of guess the shape. Later you can adjust.

1.-2. Brush mod podge evenly with a medium sized brush on the denim of the shoe.

3. Start gluing fabric from the bottom to the top. Glue as you go.

4.-5. *Optional* Lay piece of fabric against the inside of the shoe and trace, cut and glue.

6. Make little cuts in the curves, so the fabric does not make folds.

1.-2. Brush the buckle with mod podge. Cut 1inch x 3inch piece of fabric and wrap around the buckle.

3. Cut a 2 inch white piece of fabric, fold it in half and sew a ruffle.

4.-5. Attach the ruffle to the shoe by sewing it. *I know, this is a real pain in the butt!*

6. Cut ribbon to the right length, lay it over the ruffle and sew to shoe.

7. Cut fabric for the peep hole, glue on to the shoe.

The mod podge can get a little stiff when it’s dry, so to make it comfortable in the back, glue a piece of felt to the strap.

Don’t forget to paint your toe nails!

Have you done a shoe makeover? Post your pictures in the comments and check all these pretty makeovers on Pinterest!

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  1. Whoa, you are talented! The shoes are so cute!

  2. The photographs in this post are amazing…And so are the shoes!

  3. These are awesome! I’m sure I have a few pairs of shoes in my closet that could use a make over. Thanks!

  4. I love these! What a cool idea. I am going to FL in a few weeks and these will be coming with me. Where did you get the denim wedges?

  5. Okay seriously adorable, are you kidding me? This is THE BEST idea ever! I have so many old shoes that need some serious sprucing up! After seeing this, I think you’d really like the post I did today, it’s taking old items and making a cute dress :) You can check it out here if you’d like:
    I found your blog through Dittle Dattle and am definitely following!

  6. I’ve always wanted to try to decoupage shoes! These are darling. Love the red and white…

  7. lovely and so cheery! all-around fab!
    malia recently blogged..YoT Back to School Projects

  8. I love this idea, instead of selling my old shoes at yard-sale for $1, I will do this for a craft show!! Thank You ! Dianne


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