Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Make old shoes pretty again

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:27 PM

I don't know why I didn't think of this myself.

In the Life & Style section of today's UK's Guardian, a writer gives her readers tips on how to redo an old pair of shoes into exactly what they've been looking for. Not only does it make sense economically, but it also is a great way to make sure your footwear stands out.

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Here's what you need:

Old leather/faux leather shoes (if you can wipe them clean, you can decoupage them)

Instant decoupage water-based glue, sealer and finish, in gloss

Paint brush

Stamps, or any thin paper (thin wrapping paper can work well, as can newspaper and pages from glossy magazines)

Scissors

Ribbon, buttons, other embellishments (optional)

Super glue (optional)

There seems to be nothing to it! Read the how-to's here.

(Photo courtesy of Guardian)

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