Bucket Full of Rainbows

"We should never regret the things we do…..just the things we don't do"

Recycled Shoes

June5

Notepad Shoe IngredientsBefore

DSC_0246-1 C

After

DSC_0319 c

Recipe

  1. Use some old shoes ~ make sure you clean them up.
  2. Cut up some small strips of material or thin strips of paper and glue onto the shoes, using Mod Podge or Gel Medium.
  3. I started at the inside top first. Then worked my way from the bottom up. If the shoes are ultra curvy you can snip some little slits to help mold the material around.
  4. Using your Mod podge or Gel Medium, paint a small section at a time in a thin layer and then stick the material down and paint another layer. Work your way around the shoe. Don’t worry if it looks cloudy, it WILL DRY CLEAR.
  5. I glued over the eyelets and was not too fussy about being to neat on the bottom edge, as I cut it off later.
  6. Once you have covered the shoes in it’s entirety, let it dry.
  7. Once dry, use your silent setter, hole punch or drill and punch holes if required. Trim excess, using a blade to make the bottom edge look neat.
  8. OPTIONAL ~ Then spray with a clear FLEXIBLE varnish. It must be flexible, to enable your shoes to flex and move. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Take all necessary precautions, read and follow the labels. I wore a mask, at this stage, so I did not inhale the fumes.
  9. If your shoes have laces, you can funk them up. I only had food colouring in the cupboard and some old white laces. So I used Pillar Box Red to dye my shoe laces pink. I then added some ribbon on the bottom and painted on some fabric stiffener to the ribbon, just to give it some extra durability.
  10. I lined the soles with some 100% Cotton Drill Fabric.
  11. MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN AND REMEMBER THERE ARE NO RULES, GO CRAZY. ☺

DSC_0247DSC_0249DSC_0251DSC_0253DSC_0246DSC_0254DSC_0257DSC_0258DSC_0264DSC_0265DSC_0266DSC_0268DSC_0270DSC_0267DSC_0271DSC_0272DSC_0272 BDSC_0273DSC_0305DSC_0309DSC_0293DSC_0295DSC_0298DSC_0299DSC_0333DSC_0444 cDSC_0319 cDSC_0352 cDSC_0354 cDSC_0377 C

posted under Collage, Recycled Shoes

Email will not be published

Website example

Your Comment:

Rainbow300dpi Small for Web

I have the best job in the world…….well it’s not really a job at all. I am a Mother, Graphic Designer, Early Childhood/Support Worker and like to dapple in Photography. I am passionate about Education and Mindfulness. I love Art and all things Creative.  I hope this blog will inspire other people to Create and Live a Mindful Life.

This blog is dedicated to my children and my Mum ♥

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

Visitors

Flag Counter

Recent Comments