Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fashion Week Day 2-Sheet music shoes

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My daughter saw these here and thought they were the cutest things ever. I thought covering your shoes w/ paper was weird, but I was wrong-they are adorable. The originals were covered w/ book pages. Instead we covered ours w/ sheet music. It would be cool to make them out of your favorite song, but these were just too random sheets that I literally got out of the recycle bin in the garage.

Basically you just cut your sheet music (we used 2 sheets) up into pieces and paint modge on top. We did probably 4-5 layers of modge podge, letting each layer dry in between.
Tips: -the smaller squares work better
-If you cut small slits in the paper, it helps it curve better
-I put a line of tape on the inside of her shoe, so the paper would rub her feet.
She’s wearing them today-I’ll let you know if they all fall apart.

***UPDATE: They ripped a little at the front of the shoes (wear her toes start). We're going to repair them and do another test run. She probably walks a few miles each day at school so I think it's a pretty good field test.

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  1. I thought about doing sheet music too! I love the idea and your shoes turned out so cute, thanks so much for sharing! Would love for you to link up to my link party tomorrow!

  2. so cute!!! I love this idea... thanks for sharing... I am your newest follower from bubblynaturecreations.com Have a great day!


  3. That is so brilliant! I'm sure with the Modge Podge they're pretty water resistant too. Great job! Found you on Tip Me Tuesday; cute blog!

  4. I was a little hesitant when I read just title but they turned great! : )

  5. This is such a creative and original idea. Beautiful. Are they stiff after Mod podging?

  6. Love these shoes - I've seen this kind of thing around a lot and love the idea!

    I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 60 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas – and this month I’m upcycling lots of clothes and trying to feature lots of the links too!
    Do come and take a look!

  7. sweet! I did something like this as well with a pair of heels. I couldn't find the outdoor mod podge locally so I tried Amazing Goop Craft (pink bottle) it's water proof but flexible. It's a little chunky if you're not careful but it works great for touch ups.

  8. Cool I made a pair of heels with the lyrics to chers "Dark Lady" but they got muddy and I have no idea how to go about cleaning them. Darn grave yards and their daily watering

  9. Hi there! I wasn't able to find your contact information to send you an email, but I just wanted to let you know we've featured your idea in one of our recent round-up posts. Here's the link, if you'd like to take a look: http://takelessons.com/blog/musical-crafts-and-activities

    Keep up the great work! :)

  10. thanks for sharing! so much love this idea! <3