Make Your Own Fab Footwear in a Flash - 5 Easy DIY Projects

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Take a stroll through the closets of your own home and start envisioning those beat up old shoes with a paint job, sparkly coat of glitter or some new neon laces.

This whole post was inspired by a pair of fancy flats over on I’m Not the Nanny.  Blogger Thien-Kim took a pair of $5 Payless specials, a couple different colors of paint and made some shoe magic.



A while back I featured these adorable owl themed Toms by The Art of Homemaking. With fall right around the corner owls will be coming back in vogue (do they ever really go out?).  Not into owls?  Think of all the other animals you could adorn your toes with.


I’m a little out of the loop with the hipsters and my kids are too young to know what is the talk of the playground.  However, I know enough to know Sperrys are back and bigger than ever.  I love me some brown and neon pink together so I couldn't be happier when I found this post on Love Stitched.  Thinking I might give this DIY from a whirl.


I’m still feeling the Aztec print look.  Some might say the trend is as over as a chevron, but I disagree (on both counts actually).  Tribal prints always appeal to me.  I love these hand painted tennis shoes from Jamie at C.R.A.F.T.


Thought I would share one of my own shoe revamps.  I’m a bit of a vintage fabric scrap hoarder and sometimes, like in the case of these shoes, it pays off.  Check out my blog Naughty Secretary Club for the full details.  You might also like this post on high-tops for toddlers, whale slip-ons & Victorian silhouette shoes.


The winter formal will be here before you know it, and homecoming before that.  Might I suggest some glittered shoes for a touch of glam.  Katy from Sweet Verbena made this pair to work as an elementary school teacher and I heart them.  She added the glitter and bows.  Hello cuteness!

 Anyone else have the sudden urge to go raid their shoe closet?  

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