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Up-cycled Shoes : The Tutorial…

Take some plain boring shoes and make them into Party, Wedding guest, Cruise, cocktail party, or just cheer me up shoes..

Thanks to everyone who commented on my up-cycled shoes I posted last week. If you missed it you can see it here~ Up-cycled shoes .

As a few of you have been asking how I achieved this look I thought I would do a tutorial 🙂

You will need ~


What to do~

  1. Make up all the 4 bows for the front of the shoes. 
  2. I used 18 inches of plain ribbon x 2, 18 inches of patterned ribbon x 2.
  3. Slightly loosen the plain bow and slide the patterned bow under the knot, pull tight again.
  4. Repeat this with the other front bows.
  5. Place a blob of good quality glue under the knots and down the ribbon to hold both ribbons together.
  6. Place plastic pegs on the ribbons where you have glued them to hold the ribbons together and set aside to set.
  7. Repeat with the back bows, I used 22 inches of ribbons for longer bows.
  8. Brush some glue on the heels of your shoes covering little areas at a time.
  9. Place some paper underneath to catch the glitter.
  10. Sprinkle the glitter over the glued area.
  11. Then repeat.
  12. Use the glitter that is on the paper, every other time to make sure no glitter is wasted.
  13. A good glue like Modge Podge is best for this as it glues and seals if you buy the right one. 
  14. I did not have any at the time but will now be sealing the glittered heels so not to loose any of it when walking.
  15. Leave the heels to dry.
  16. One the heels and bows are dry place the bows on the shoes.
  17. Place glue all over the backs of the bows and stick to the shoes.
  18. Clip the pegs over the bows to hold in place until set.

24 comments so far.

24 responses to “Up-cycled Shoes : The Tutorial…”

  1. MamaMummyMum says:

    Great idea, thanks for the tutorial x

  2. Corinne says:

    These are adorable! What a lovely idea =)Corinne xwww.skinnedcartree.com

  3. Joanna Pabel says:

    Great idea!

  4. Tas D says:

    Fab idea. They look so funky!

  5. About JollyJilly says:

    What a great idea I'm showing my daughter she would love it!

  6. Vicki Psarias says:

    What a fab upcycling of heels! About to upcycle a chaise longue for our new place, getting a pro in but will be helping design! Visiting from #allaboutyou

  7. They look so awesome. I wish I had the confidence to wear vibrant and wild shoes. :)#AllAboutYou

  8. Zarouhi Zaz says:

    Absolutely Fantastic! I love these, and also really love the idea of upcycling rather than chucking things out or buying new unnecessarily. Good job, and great tutorial, thanks so much for linking up with #AllAboutYou – and hope you can be back next week! Off to tweet this now x

  9. Studio Kaufmann says:

    What an amazing tutorial! I will give this a whirl. There's life in the old shoes yet. Linking up with #AllAboutYou

  10. mother.wife.me says:

    I am so in awe of you, maybe one day I will be able upcycle shoes and make them look so wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou, just off to pin this to the #AllAboutYou Pinterest Board

  11. Kezzie says:

    So easy but so super looking!! X

  12. Katie Portman says:

    What a brilliant idea! As a high heel lover, I am most definitely a fan of this idea. Upcycled shoes? Genius idea!You've inspired me. Thanks so much. #AllAboutYou

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