January 25, 2011

Mod Podge Summer Shoes

Taking Boring...


....to Trendy

An unflattering pair of cheap shoes from Target and a 1/2 yrd of fabric from Hobby Lobby. I followed this tutorial from a blog that I just LOVE!

They are pretty simple to do, a cheap personalized alternative to spending more money on seasonal shoes that may be out of style next year. Plus, you can completely tailor the shoes to a specific outfit!

A Couple things to consider....

Unfortunately, there are two. I have to say, it was a bit more tedious than I initially thought it would be. I think they are adorable, but I spent just as much time picking off all the Mod Podge from my fingers than I did on the whole project. Definitely the messiest encounter I have had with the glue yet!

Another thing that isn't the greatest - because the fabric dries hard with a good secure coating of Mod Podge, the inside (where you adhere the flap under the rim) is very rough and will probably hurt my feet within minutes of actually wearing them. To prevent the need for multiple bandaids, I then used a fabric glue to attach soft felt strips where needed on the inside of the shoes. Simple solution!

Any thoughts on that?