Ladybird Up-cycled Shoes…

I am loving my newly re-fashion, up-cycled, recycled ladybird invasion shoes…

Before~ a plain pair of shoes I have had years that is not getting much any wear!

After~ Up with my favourite shoes now!

You will need~

  • Shoes
  • Some small and large ladybirds
  • Good quality glue
  • Lemon polka dot ribbon
  • Some pinking shears

What to do~

  • Measure and cut with pinking shears 2 x pieces of ribbon for up and around both shoes.
  •  Measure 2 x pieces of ribbon for the fronts of the shoes.
  • Stick in place with good quality glue and leave to set.
  • Lay ladybirds on shoes in different patterns until you find one you like.
  • Stick ladybirds with good quality glue into your favourite pattern.

What do you think?

Claire Justine
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  1. Zarouhi Zaz
    16 March 2014 / 23:09

    Super sweet! My daughter's nickname is Coccinelle – French for ladybird – and his would be such a cute way to wear her little symbol. Thanks for linking to

  2. Theresa
    13 March 2014 / 23:28

    Thanks for linking up with My Favorite Things party! Stop by anytime! & hope to see you again this week. Theresa DearCreatives

  3. Citizen Rosebud
    11 March 2014 / 17:49

    What do I think? ME LOVES!! I love the before AND after- what a great way to add a bit of personal interest to your kicks! Your shoes are stellar, and your ideas are BRILLIANT. You are a STAR.

  4. mrsmsmeanderings
    11 March 2014 / 08:31

    Brilliant – I'm a big fan of ladybirds so these shoes are right up my street!

  5. Faded Seaside Mama
    9 March 2014 / 21:08

    They are so cute! What a good idea! I must try this with some of the kids' shoes too as they would love it! #PoCoLo

  6. Joanna Pabel
    9 March 2014 / 18:28

    all red it's my favorite

  7. blogmumjd
    8 March 2014 / 21:29

    Great idea. Hopping by via #Weekendbloghop

  8. Susanne Remic
    8 March 2014 / 06:41

    Oh my goodness I love those! What a fab idea! Now I am so tempted to liven up a few pairs myself… someone stop me!! I have a feeling I would make a mess, but these are certainly inspiring!x x x

  9. Victoria Welton
    7 March 2014 / 23:45

    You are a clever, clever lady! I really do love these – so beautiful. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  10. Agos
    7 March 2014 / 19:06

    They're so cute! And super fun to wear, I bet.

  11. Emma Iannarilli
    7 March 2014 / 13:07

    Amazing! How cute are these. I love the fact they have a real 1950s feel now – hope to see them with some cropped jeans very soon.

  12. SarahMummy
    7 March 2014 / 10:57

    They look absolutely fabulous! Always love seeing your up cycled creations 🙂

  13. Please may I?
    7 March 2014 / 09:21

    These are supper cute and perfect for spring. I would love wearing these.X x

  14. Christina Morley
    7 March 2014 / 05:32

    Cool project! The name inside the shoes goes well with your new creative look. Thanks for linking on Make My Saturday Sweet!

  15. Kezzie
    6 March 2014 / 23:52

    Oh my goodness, these are truly amazing!!!! I want some!!!! X

  16. Cascia Talbert
    6 March 2014 / 18:11

    They are adorable! You are really creative. Have a great day!

  17. Margarett Murphy
    6 March 2014 / 17:11

    Well they have the right name!!! They are

  18. Kim Carberry
    6 March 2014 / 10:21

    They are fantastic!! Such a fun pair of shoes x