Monday, February 28, 2011

Mod Podge Book Page Shoes


I've seen some really cute Mod Podge shoes out there. 
I had a pair of old black shoes that I painted pink, then decided I didn't really like how they turned out. They've been sitting on my shelf waiting for me to come up with some genius idea, and that's just what I did!


Supplies:
Shoes
Books (I guess newspaper would work too)
Paint Brush
Mod Podge
 
 So here's the pink shoes.

 I tore the book pages into small pieces, anywhere from 1-2 inches and in all different sizes.

 I placed the paper where I wanted on the shoes and painted over it with Mod Podge. 

 Then I placed more on, sightly overlapping each piece so you don't see any of the pink. At the tops and bottoms I gently tore off the paper if there was too much. After I covered the whole shoe, I let it dry. Then I did 2 more coats of Mod Podge, letting the coats dry in between. 
That's it.
I'm not sure how they'll hold up if it's raining outside, but I figured I'd just wear them on nice days.
I love how they turned out, and the best part, 
they were free for me to make!


27 comments:

Mod Podge Amy said...

Hello! I LOVE your shoes! If you use Enamel waterproof sealer, that will help on the rainy days. I wouldn't go puddle jumping, but it will help just in case. :D

Jen @JensOwnRoad.blogspot. said...

What a great idea!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

So cute! I just bought my first tub of mod pog, i'm super pumped to use it.

PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

Reginia said...

I am officially in LOVE!!
I love doing crafts with old book pages and this is something so unique and adorable!!

nila1920 said...

sooo cute! love this idea with the book pages!

Jill said...

That's clever! And really cute.
--Jill
jillmadeit.blogspot.com

HeidiSue said...

These are too cute Macey! I bet they would be really fun with comic strips too. Great idea girl!

Nancy said...

I love your shoes and my daughter will too! When she gets home from school I will need to share this with her! Im a new follower - stop by when you get a chance :o)http://myurbancorner.blogspot.com/

Nancy

Fancy Lads said...

Fabulous! Great job :)

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Wow, now that is impressive. Great job!

Nat said...

You did a fantastic job! Was it easier to do the smaller you tore the pieces? I have book pages waiting to be made into something and I love this idea.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love it. So cute.

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

very cute! great idea!

Michelle said...

THIS is seriously cute!! I love the way it came out! I am visiting from Someday Crafts and I am a new follower!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Those are so cute... very cool! xoxo

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Wow! What a great idea! I see these shoes for next to nothing at the dollar store and such... now they'll just be begging me to mod podge them! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

Q said...

Oh . . . we have a family library of 2,500+ volumes. I think instead of weeding out and donating, I'll be making new shoes! :)

Heather said...

(Found this entry via One Pretty Thing)

What an awesome (and stylish!) way to use up an old book! Does the mod podge and paper hold up when the shoes crease when you walk? My flats always end up with creases in them.

Jill said...

They look great Macey!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

I LOVE book crafts, and these shoes are added to the list! What a great idea, I think I might have to whip out my modge podge and give it a go. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

My daughter loved these and we made here a pair w/ sheet music and I linked to your post. Thanks for the idea.http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/03/sheet-music-shoes.html

Amanda said...

Oh wow, what an amazing idea! They look very cute

LambAround said...

How fun would it be to wear these to a writing workshop? Oooh, I'm attending (okay, *maybe* attending) a food blogger camp next month. Maybe I'll make a pair using a recipe! I'm definitely bookmarking this post :)

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up for my Not "Baaad" blog hop, which is up right now. It's unlike other linkies in that you actually compete with the other linked posts for my Best in Show award :)

Terri said...

Olivia Renn, Olivia Renn, keep on shinin' I can't quit laughin' Over your paper shoes and your name choice. All I have to say is girl you are on your way to a very creative life and there are beaucoup blessings fixin' to catch up with you. And get this I have a newphew from Vacaville and his new bride who graduated from Chico State and my niece went there also. So you keep on pasting that paper with your mod podge and wearing the dickens out of it cause you are too inspiring to stop. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Another great way to use old books. Love, love. I recentlt did book page wreath but this is great!!!
ladeedacreations.com

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Totally Cute! One of the girls in our group is addicted to Modge Podging things so I'll definately let her in on this project. Thanks for linking up!

Jenn Erickson said...

I saw your link-up at Rhinestone Beagle and had to come by. Love your project! The shoes look fabulous!

Your newest follower,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

P.S. Looking forward to checking out your Pinboard too!

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