Upcycle your old shoes to create a designer inspired new look
I love designer clothes but unfortunately, I just don’t have a designer budget. I’ve had a pair of tatty velvet sliders in my wardrobe since last summer and keep meaning to do something special with them. I was hit with some inspiration when I’d finished making some luxury Dior Bows for our website. I was really pleased with how the old shoes were transformed into something similar to ones I’ve seen on the catwalk.
So, although this is a DIY wedding stationery website, I thought I’d do a cheeky post showing you an alternative way to use our ribbon and embellishments.
All you need to create something similar is some ribbon, a buckle (or pearl or crystal embellishment), a hot melt glue gun and some self adhesive pearl rows. The products we’ve used for this particular project are:
38mm Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Hot Melt Glue Gun
2mm Self Adhesive Pearl Rows
Although I’ve upcycled some shoes, with a bit of imagination, you could upcycle almost anything using this technique.
To see how we made the Luxury Dior Bow, watch this video:
To see how we upcycled the shoes, watch this video:
The key to upcycling in this way is choosing your fabrics and embellishments well. But above all else, make sure you use the right adhesive. We highly recommend a hot melt glue gun. It will give you a really strong hold and will last the test of time.
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