I made Mod Podge beauties yesterday!
I have seen so many Mod Podge projects across the blogland, that I wanted to make mine soon enough. We do not have Mod Podge in India, so I had to suffice with what I had. (For Indian readers- I used fevibond + fabric glue + feviqwick for instant and lasting bond...Sigh!)
I bought these sandals/ shoes at a thrifty price in Thailand, and back then they looked very cool. However, soon they were old-looking (at least to me!). But would I throw them? No way!!
I am a shoe-freak! I get bored with shoes just too quickly, and needed to alter these. So I set out to make myself a new pair of shoes from a pair of old denims which didn't fit me anymore (Sob!)
Cut diagonal strips from jeans and cover the front part of the shoe. Let the extra cloth be there for a while. Apply Mod Podge to the front section, and a thin line along the inside edge where you will tuck in the fabric.
Now snip the extra portion of the jeans strip until the edge, fold and tuck beneath the surface in an EXTRA neat way.
Go on with this process of placing a jeans strip diagonally, snipping extra edges and tucking in neatly.
There you go, you have a new shoe, minus the worn look!
But oh, something is still missing here..fabric flowers, of course!!
For the flowers, cut 5-6 five-petal flowers of varying sizes from a coordinating fabric (Mine was another old printed jeans). I also cut a small four-petal flower, and a few single petals from the same fabric as the shoe.
Lay the flowers one over the other. The bigger ones go at the bottom, the smallest one on the top. Thread a needle and pass through the flowers. Now thread the single petals and arrange them to get a uniform round shape.
Let the small flower with four petals be alone. Now glue these to the shoe. Ta Da!
I love these so, SO much! Yep, I'm a girlie girl!!
They'll go great with my heavy wired pearl bangles, bought in Thailand again, but new enough!!