Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DIY Shoe

I know what you might be thinking. DIY shoe, really? I know, sounds weird. But, they are really quite easy and turned out pretty darn cute. Ok, enough talk, let me show you. Espadrilles anyone?


Perfect for the weather that is right around the corner. It was 65 degrees here yesterday! We grilled for dinner! Granted there is probably more snow in my future, but I can pull out these babies on those sunshiny days. How do you make a DIY shoe of your very own?

Supplies:
  • flip flops with thick soles
  • scissors
  • t-shirt
  • xacto knife
  • gorilla glue
  • clamps


I started out with one of these. Yep, an old flip flop sole. I bought these years ago, but the straps rubbed so I only wore them like 5 times. They need to be the thicker ones so that you can slice the sole to place your fabric (aka old t-shirt). 

 

Follow the fabulous tutorial here.

The only thing I did differently for my DIY shoe was my strap hole did not go all the way through the flip flop so instead of securing the strings with knots through the sole, I inserted them in to slits on the sides and glued them like the thicker straps.

So what do you think? Totally free de-stash project #2. (See project #1 Tshirt Necklace) Stay tuned for more fun refashion and upcycle projects as we de-stash all though March!

 

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7 Comments:

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

What a great idea!!! Love it!

Cami said...

You clever girl! Super cute idea Michelle!

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

Oh My Heck!! What an awesome idea!! So very clever!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Love these! I am sending people your way to learn how to make these! Featuring this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I can't stand regular flip flops, so thanks for sharing this idea! My mind is thinking of all kinds of fun things you could do with this same technique. Thanks for sharing!

Crafty Cousins said...

I know I'm commenting in the wrong section, but I just saw your Mutual Theme Subway Art on Sugardoodle. I'm on our Stake Girl's Camp Committee and over the craft. I was thinking of doing a mod-podge block printable with the quote "The most beautiful curve on a woman's body is her smile" with the camp dates and theme on the bottom. Our theme is SMILE-Spiritually Minded Is Life Eternal.

Anyway, how do I make a printable? I've never done it before, and I was thinking that if we do a printable and have it printed off as a photo from a webwite it would be way cheaper than using vinyl.

Sorry if this is random and jumbled. We're still in the brainstorming process!

~Natalie

Crafty Cousins said...

P.S. Love the shoes! :)