Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Craft Room /Valentine's Edition - A Hearted Shoe DIY

Well hello there darlings!

I'm back today with another super simple DIY just in time for Valentine's Day.  If you follow me on instagram, you may recall seeing a pair of oxfords that I glitterized a while back during a DIY night at my house with friends.  (Unsure of how to glitter up your shoes? - jump here for an easy tutorial).  

Well, I didn't want to stop there with those beauties.  My poor oxfords were old, bent, and quite water stained - so after prettying them up with lavender glitter, I thought, might as well put a heart on it too!  I have a ton of pretty vintage scrap material left over from dresses that I hem, so what better way to put it to use?!  (I was inspired by a pair of Irresistible Choice shoes that I have with flowers on the back of them.)

Enough chit-chat, let's cut to the chase.  

What you need is:
-A pair of shoes 
-Paper (for your heart template)
-Scissors
-Pretty scrap material
-A pin
-Mod Podge
-A craft brush or paint brush

Steps 1:

Create and cut out your heart template.  You'll want to decide how big you want the heart to be on your shoe first and measure to make sure it fits properly on the back.  

Pin the paper heart to your material and cut it out. (Pinning it to a corner makes it so much easier since you will not need to cut the full way around)




Step 2
Apply Mod Podge to the back of your material heart with your brush.



Steps 3

Stick the material heart onto the shoe.  If you are sticking it onto the back like I did, be sure that the point of the heart matches up with the back seam of the shoes. (As you can see, the top of my heart was a little off center since this shoe was very bent.)




Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the heart to seal it.

Let it dry.  If necessary, you can apply another coat.  (I only needed one coat)


 


You are finished!



Now your feet are as cute as can be :-)

Talk soon darlings.
Love bunches, 

19 comments:

  1. Love you Marrissa! Super cute DIY :)

    Love,
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  2. These are so adorable!! I love this idea, a very cute detail to the back of any shoes!
    xJennaD

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  3. so cute and accessible to those of us less craft-inclined!
    new follower :)
    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is darling! I wish I had a pair to try this on, it turned out super cute :) I love the fabric. And I need to check out your glitter tutorial now!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your DIY's, they're always super cute!

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  6. this diy is perfect for right now... actually anytime for me! i really liked the fabric you used for the hearts here.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  7. That is such a CUTE and Clever idea!!!!!

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  8. this is soooo cute! YOu are one crafty lady.

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  9. too cute! This is the perfect way to jazz up boring or old flats!

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  10. This is so freaking cute, M. I love it.

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  11. You did a really amazing job! Nice!
    +Victoria+

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    ahhh that is so so cute marisa! i love it! what a fun idea.

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  13. You always have the cutest ideas! Those are awesome. Especially good for covering any scuffs on a favourite pair you don't want to throw xxx

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  14. This is so cute! What a great idea!

    http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

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  15. That is really cute :) I will try this myself when Spring comes :)
    Ixx
    Limes&Smiles

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