Sunday, February 21, 2010

Revamped Shoes

Give new life to an old pair of shoes.

These are my "errand running" shoes that I wear all of the time and unfortunately there was a hole on one of the sides of the shoes but other than that there are in good condition, so I decided to revamp them.

Items used:
  • 1 pair old shoes
  • Amazing Goop Glue
  • 1 yd grommet tape
  • 1 broken zipper (off a zip up hoodie)
  • 2 decorative stones
  • clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Scrap of material
First I cleaned the shoes then used a small scrap of denim and glued it on the inside of the shoe to repair the hole in the side.  I next glued the grommet tape, starting at the back of the shoe around each shoe then secured it with clothespins to hold in in place while it dried.

For the decoration on the top of the shoe I removed a broken zipper from a hoodie.  

I had the decorative stones left over from another project (I got them at Dollar Tree for $1 for a bag) and applied glue around the circumference, teeth side up, and glued the zipper to it wrapping and gluing until I came to the end.  Once it was dry I glued it each to the top of each shoe.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I Made it here from WR and I think you've done an awesome job with these. The zipper flowers... so cool.
    Also, is the goop glue REALLY amazing? (I ask because I'm in the middle of THREE shoe refashions!)