Thursday, November 10, 2011

mod podge shoes


I have been wanting to mod podge shoes for a couple of years and I finally got around to it!


Michael bought me these shoes about six years ago. They are some el-cheapo bronze ballet flats from Aeropostale but they are super comfy and I have loved them! I just couldn't wear them anymore, they were super thrashed. I was hoping that mod podging the shoes would extend their life a little.


I cut off the straps and used a thin piece of cardboard to fill the little keyhole opening.


I bought the cheerful fabric at Hobby Lobby. I followed this tutorial from Make It and Love It.


I was worried that the mod podge would make the shoes really stiff. They are a little stiff but still comfortable. Yay! Here's to another six years of these shoes. That is if the soles don't wear out first. :)


I've never worn such colorful shoes but I really like them. They're great with jeans and a simple t-shirt. Have you ever mod podged shoes? Would you wear multicolored shoes?

15 comments:

chris said...

These are awesome! Now to find some shoes to play with...maybe on my next trip to DI.

Kim at TheSimpsonSix.blogspot.com said...

They look FANTASTIC!

Kim at TheSimpsonSix.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Those are so pretty! I've never used modge podge, mostly b/c I keep forgetting to buy some.

jen said...

Yes, I would wear colorful shoes (and have owned some in the past). these turned out really well. Hmm. I have some old shoes. I have some extra fabric. I have Modge Podge. nice! :)

Sandie said...

Beautiful job!

granma and papa said...

you are so much fun, Erin.
Love you bunches!

Mara Kofoed said...

WHAT IN THE WORLD??? This is such a genius idea! Oh Erin, I just love your blog and all your creativity.

Joy said...

Oh, wow! I always teep modge podge on hand, but never thought to cover shoes with it! So cool! Thanks for introducing this to me! I will keep it in mind to try soon. Love your colorful fabric choice! Very cute!

sara Joy said...

Zoo-E-Mamma. Those shoes couldn't be any cuter even if they tried with all their little shoe might! Thanks for the great idea.

Sara said...

I really like those.

Welcome! said...

I love the fabric you choose. Those are some amazing shoes! I tried spray painting shoes but it didn't turn out so good. Now I'm thinking I might try and mod podge some fabric on them. :)

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EchoCafe said...

I cannot get over how awesome this is! Great Job =D

Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Oh my goodness... these are DARLING! I'm not much of a fashion risk taker, but I tried duct tape (cheetah print no less) on a pair of favorite boots. Sad to say they didn't turn out very well as it tightened up the "ankle" area and I couldn't get my foot in.

I've got a pair of flats though that i'm willing to take a risk with. Maybe in a RED print??

Anonymous said...

very cute idea..i have a pair of flats that i was gonna make sweater boots out of:)like this better

Cara S said...

I think the polka dots were a good fabric choice. I tried the same thing with a red plaid fabric, but mine were a bit too shiny and too stiff. Do you have any suggestions for making the fabric more flexible once it dries?

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