I’ve transformed a boring pair of shoes into something worth stepping in today. It was a quick and easy project that on only required a couple of supplies.
I’m currently in London and wasn’t planning on crafting whilst travelling, but the shoes I packed, although light and super comfortable were just ‘blah’. I bought them a while ago with the intention of jazzing them up (because they remind me of jazz ballet shoes) but never got around to it. After a week of constant wear, they were looking a bit shabby.
Inspired by some pretty printed leather brogues I’ve seen around, I improvised with what I had on hand (Emma’s markers) and gave my old shoes a new look.
You will need:
– Light coloured leather shoes (works best on natural un-coated leather that will absorb ink)
– Markers – choose a harmonising colour pallet
– Neutral shoe polish
– Soft cloth
Hint: Test markers on an inconspicuous area of the shoe first (like on the tongue) to ensure your markers are compatible with the shoe leather.
1. Clean shoes and remove laces.
2. Decide on your design (do a little test run first on paper) and start colouring.
3. When complete, coat with a thin layer of shoe polish and buff of gently with a soft cloth. The colour of the leather may deepen slightly.
4. Re-lace and enjoy your new pair of shoes!
The little park opposite our flat in London is full of pretty white daisies. Apparently it’s been the first week of nice weather this summer and everyone is out in force soaking up the sunshine.
I’ll be posting all about our travels in London over on My Poppet LIVING.