Flower power shoes
Lately I’ve been seeing shoes that are all flowers and prints and they are selling for hundreds of dollars. I figured why not up-cycle an old pair of flats with a cool new look. All you need to do this is some Mod Podge decoupage glue (I used the exterior kind since I will be wearing them outside of course, but I think it would be fine to use the regular kind as well) and some flower print napkins.
You will need:
Pair of white shoes (I used white but other colors will work with equally wonderful results)
Napkins with flower prints (look for ones that you can cut the flowers out individually, party stores are a great source)
Mod Podge exterior decoupage glue
Small pointed scissors
1. Separate all layers of the napkin leaving only one top layer.
2. Use the small pointed scissors to cut out individual flowers to apply to the shoes. Cut more flowers out as you need them.
3. When you have cut out quite a few flowers, use the small paintbrush to apply some Mod Podge to the shoe, immediately apply a cut out napkin flower. Apply some more Mod Podge on top of the flower you just applied. Continue applying glue, flower and glue in a pleasing arrangement until you have covered the entire shoe. If there are any folds in the shoes use the paintbrush loaded with Mod Podge to tuck in them nicely.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other shoe. Let dry overnight.
5. Apply another coat of Mod Podge glue on top of both shoes and let dry at least 24 hours.
Note: Why not try this will heels as well!
Who would have guessed you could decorate shoes with paper napkins? I've got to try this for my granddaughter's birthday. I know she'll love a pair.ReplyDelete
Wowwww It looks so lovely! And how easy to make (except for the part of cutting each flower LOL). Thank you for sharing This idea! It would be awesome to have this in my Link Party today, you are more than invited!ReplyDelete
Having a lovely weekend
Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
What a great idea! :)ReplyDelete
Those are adorable! I found your blog through the blog hop on Night Owl Venting :) I am following you through Bloglovin now! Can't wait to see your other creations!ReplyDelete
These are so sweet!! I love this idea ;o)ReplyDelete
Clever, my daughter will love this. She always likes to customize her clothes.ReplyDelete
Never would have thought of using a napkin and Mod Podge to make some beautiful shoes. Great idea!ReplyDelete
When I saw this thumbnail in Craft-o-Maniac's link party I was wondering how you made the little flowers -- I would NEVER have guessed napkins. So Smart!! Love them!ReplyDelete
I never, ever would have thought about DIY shoes! This is a truly original idea!! L-O-V-E it! :) Can't wait to see more stuff!ReplyDelete
These are adorable!! You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.ReplyDelete
I'm so impressed by these! I am always looking for cool mod podge ideas and these are beyond awesome. Wonderful job.ReplyDelete
These shoes are darling! What a fun idea. -The Six SistersReplyDelete
These couldn't be cuter! Great job!ReplyDelete
Would you mind sharing this on a new link party I host with 5 other blogs: Moonlight & Mason Jars Mondays! We feature 5 blogs who link up every week. The party closes at midnight tomorrow. I know our readers will LOVE these! :)
How cute are those shoes?! I love how they turned out. What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Very clever and looks professional when all is said and done. Does the paper break down any faster than normal shoe material?ReplyDelete
Nope, it is very durable! :-)Delete
Those are lovely!! I'm impressed with your patience in cutting out all those flowers by hand, but the shoes are adorable - so worth it!ReplyDelete
I love this idea! They look amazing. Shoes are my fave. I'm going to be sharing on FB tomorrow. :)ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party from the 1st of the month to the 10th and would love you to check it out. See you soon!ReplyDelete
These are so cool!! I am now on an official hunt for some pretty napkins! Thanks so much for the awesome idea! Featuring it tonight at Weekend Wonders. Hope you can stop by! Have a lovely night!ReplyDelete
Your shoe redo turned out so cute! I love all the color. Thanks for linking up & sharing on DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again this week! TheresaReplyDelete
CUTE!! How do these hold up to the bending? Will it crack or crease the modpodge?ReplyDelete
They are very flexible and since the napkins are so thin they are just like part of the shoe. I've used exterior mod lodge as well :-)ReplyDelete
Wow! These are so cute!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing on Much Ado About Monday! We hope you come back next week and more of what you've been up to :)
Wow! Those are amazing!ReplyDelete
Too fun! What a lot of work cutting out all those flowers! :) They look great. How do they hold up when you wear them? Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest!ReplyDelete
They hold up great! People stop me when I'm wearing them to ask where I got them! :-)Delete
Visiting from Monday Funday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.ReplyDelete
Visiting from Adorned from Above. Love this..just pinned and shared on my FB page. Very creative, fun, and thrifty. Love your site too. I am now a follower. Stop by and visit me!ReplyDelete
Very cute! I've seen people mod podge fabric to their shoes, but what a great idea to use paper napkins. So many options for customizing your shoes!ReplyDelete
These are so adorable that I've featured them at this week's Pinteresting Party!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://handmadecuddles.com/2013/05/create-inspire-66-picks.htmlReplyDelete
Very clever! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!ReplyDelete
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
Can't believe this was from a napkin! And love that they really are durable too. You've been featured - stop by to grab a Featured On button. Thanks for sharing and linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty and the possibilities are endless! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea, I can't wait to try it! :) MichelleReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party :)
I look forward to seeing what you share this week.
What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you're having a splendid week.ReplyDelete
Wow, I actually have a pair of those exact shoes, I got them at payless for $12.ReplyDelete
These shoes look great!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!ReplyDelete
These look great. I have to try this.ReplyDelete
Handmade at Warratahstree
These are so pretty!ReplyDelete
Do you think Mod Podge fabric formula would work? It's supposed to be waterproof. I've never seen the exterior formula so I'm wondering how they compare.
Alyssa, I really can't say with certainty that the fabric formula will work well although I suspect it might. I used the exterior formula and it's terrific. Why don't you check www.modpodge.com to be sure. They probably have a list of stores as too. Thanks for your comment... Mod podge rocks!Delete