Up-Cycled!! : New Year New Shoes…

I have been planning to up cycle some of my shoes and clothing for months now. Things that I have had a long time and never worn, clothes I have brought that are too big/small for me not sure what to do with them.

Most of my unwanted used clothes I give to charity but unworn shoes that are the wrong colour or a little boring and clothes that I brought new and are too small or too big for me and never got taken back to the shop are all mixed in my wardrobe never to be shown daylight again.

Not now, new year and new me!

On my to do list~

  •  Things I plan to do that never gets done, DO!
  • Up cycle things to make something new and fun from items you will never wear!

Ever thing I use to up cycle these shoes, I had in to!!

Result new sparkly polka dot fun shoes at no cost!!

These shoes I purchased years ago in the sale but the pale green colour never really went with anything I wore and the front to the toes looked such a long way down.

Glue, red glitter, different ribbons and a few hours being held together with pegs and here are my new shoes…

What do you think?

Do you up-cycle?

Now all I need is my husband to take me on a date night “cough cough” so I have somewhere to show them off 😉

I have now posted the Up-cycled shoes tutorial here


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    January 7, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    How cute! Hope you get that date night soon!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      Ha thanks I hope so too 🙂

  2. Julie Corbisiero
    January 7, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    I think that they came out nice and have fun with your new shoes! Lol!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Julie 🙂

  3. Kezzie
    January 7, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    They look like irregular choice!!!!! Very very impressive! Now can you do a,tutorial on how please! X

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks Kezzie, Irregular Choice is my inspiration 🙂 whoo will add more info on this post over the weekend on this post 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 14, 2014 / 10:14 am

      Just in the middle of a tutorial not long now ha 🙂

  4. amy mayen
    January 8, 2014 / 2:28 am

    Adorable!! I love the bows on back 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks Amy 🙂

  5. mother.wife.me
    January 8, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Love these shoes… not sure I could ever achieve the same result, but I would love it someone did a pair for me…. ;)) I'd love it if you came and linked this post up to our new #AllAboutYou Link & Pin Party over on Mother.Wife.Me – I have co-hosts in Mama and More and City Girl At Heart. The Party is every Tuesday, but for our first week, we're keeping the linky open all week long, by way of a celebration!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:35 pm

      Sorry I missed it, will have to remember to link up next week 🙂

  6. Amberly Steele
    January 9, 2014 / 4:21 am

    LOVE to upcycle! Check me out at re-creations.biz. I will definitely visit your link party on Monday!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:36 pm

      Aww great news thank you 🙂

  7. Karen
    January 9, 2014 / 10:42 am

    what a great, creative, and smart thing to do. love the shoes. stopping by from Mom in the USA linkparty

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks for the comments 🙂

  8. Cathy Kennedy
    January 9, 2014 / 11:54 am

    Hmmm, up-cycling your clothing & shoes…now, that's an interesting idea. You clever, clever girl! Happy WW & 2014, my friend!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks Cathy 🙂 Happy New Year 🙂

  9. Katherines Corner
    January 9, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Cute, I do upcycle things but I have never tried upcyling my own shoes. How fun! Thank you so much for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop so much fun Hugs!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting a great hop Katherine 🙂

  10. Jill Flinton
    January 9, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Crafts are just not my strong suit. But those do look great! I don't think I could wear a heel that high though. Thank you for joining the Thumping Thursday bloghop.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and the comment 🙂

  11. Rebecca
    January 9, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    That looks so much fun…..yes to upcycling stuff this year!Rebeccawww.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:49 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  12. Pam @ over50feeling40
    January 9, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Really cute and creative! Thanks for sharing it on the blog hop! have a great weekend!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 9, 2014 / 10:49 pm

      Thanks Pam 🙂

  13. Leanne Rain
    January 10, 2014 / 10:22 am

    They look fab!.. I did something similar to a pair of black shoes, I coated the heel in silver glitter 🙂 I love up-cycling #pocolo

  14. Mary @over40andamumtoone
    January 10, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Very clever, I've never thought to modify my shoes, will have to put my thinking cap on #PoCoLo

  15. Kim Carberry
    January 10, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Ohh wow! They are just fabulous! #PoCoLo

  16. Victoria Welton
    January 12, 2014 / 12:05 am

    I've never thought of upcycling I have to be honest but these shoes look GREAT! I think I need to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with PoCoLo x

  17. Sharon Pate
    January 13, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    They turned out really cute. I would love to know how you did it. I have thought of up cycling but am not that crafty.Sharonhttp://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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