Before this summer is over, you may get sick of these shoe re-dos....I have once again found a great little flat on sale (BOGO) and just HAD to add my own stamp to it. It was so comfy but looked a little too much like a slipper. Believe it or not- the gray flowers I used were in the bottom of the shopping cart I got from the rack @ the big-box. Totally a freebie!
Here is where it started:
The gray fabric shoes were $8 (BOGO)
Sheer silver ribbon- on hand
Gray and blue flowers- found in cart
White flower bunch- Dollar Tree $1
Contact cement type glue (E-6000)- on hand
I use toothpicks (750/$1) to place glue
Start by removing the fabric flower on the shoe- this is easily done with a seam ripper to remove stitches, and rubbing off any glue with your finger (save flowers for another project). I cut 2 lengths of ribbon approx. 12" long. I found it easier to make some random folds and lightly press them down with a small iron. I pulled the flowers off the stems and played with them until I got a combination I liked. You may want to add more flowers- again, personal choice, no right or wrong.
Now the fun part- glue it on! As I mentioned, I like to use a toothpick to spread to glue. You can get it into a small area, and pick up just a small amount with it. As before- don't glob out too much of the contact cement, b/c you will just waste it- it sets up quite quickly.
I added a pearl bead to the center. The colors don't show up that great on the pic, the backgrounds of the flowers have some great blue-grays on the edges. But, I hope you get the idea, and hopefully also the inspiration to change up some plain shoes you have!
Have a fun weekend!