Ballet Flats Transformation

So I had a pair of boring flats that have been sitting in my closet for over 5 years now and I was sick of them taking up space. I had to wear them in a wedding I was in (wasn't too excited about it) and for some reason held on to them. Instead of getting rid of them I decided to transform them into something I thought was more acceptable so I can wear them this summer. 
BEFORE:
Let me explain my processes of transformation. We will once again be using the fabulous Mod Podge along with some old fabric I had lying around (same as the books in my previous blog), sponge brush, scissors, sharp razor blade, lace ribbon and pearl pendant like decor I picked up from my local crafts store (you guessed it, Michaels). 

First I cut out a big enough section of my first fabric for both of the flats. 
Then I cut the fabric in half for each flat. 
I then wrapped the fabric around the flat tight and held it so I can make the whole for the inside with my razor. 
Then out came "The Podge". One side at a time I applied the podge and glued the fabric down. I did not put any on the tip yet.

I then applied pressure and once it was done drying I began to trim the bottom so the fabric would align properly with the flat. 

I cut the fabric at the tip of the flat where later I will place a different design.

I applied the podge onto the fabric to create a more durable texture and seal.(would not recommend putting podge over the fabric on the inner part of the shoe. It makes it uncomfortable against your foot).

Next I podged the tip of the flat and applied my other fabric. I then cut the lace ribbon to fit across the two fabrics giving a neat finish and used the podge to glue it on (do not podge on top of lace except at very bottoms). 
Once it was finished drying I then trimmed the fabric along the bottom to align with the flat and podge the edges down. 

Finally, I made a bow out of the second fabric and held it together with my pearl pendant then hot glued it onto the top of the shoe. 
AFTER:
TRANSFORMATION! 

2 comments:

Jenny Gauntt said...

These came out well! My sister liked to paint her white canvas shoes with sharpies. I was thinking you were going to dip dye them but this was even more original. This blog is cute I will keep reading it :) Keep going even when there are no comments ;)

Chell Chic said...

Thank you Jenny! I'm so sorry I thought I replied to your post but it must have never gone through! I hope you still are following I have some more fun projects coming up! I'm glad to know you're enjoying them!

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