(Closed) NWR: I really want to make these shoes..tacky or not?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Would you wear these?
    yes they are awesome! : (11 votes)
    31 %
    no they are tacky/not my taste : (22 votes)
    63 %
    other : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it could be cool if you are artistically gifted, but be prepared that it may not turn out after all the work you put into it! Sounds like one of those things we would have to see a picture of before making an ultimate judgment call! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    I did this when I was younger, a friend of mine had this as her birthday party “theme”. We all made comic book/fashion magazine flats. They were kickass and if they weren’t 4 sizes too small I’d still be wearing them today.

    So in short, go for it! They’ll be awesome.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @SweetRose2011: My friend tried this with candy wrappers and they turned out amazing. Go for it!

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do it!  And post pictures!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, I have no clue what kind of glue to use. If you do make these, please post pics!!! Please!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Here they are ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @techie: that is awesome! Do it Sweets ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would probably use ModPodge the the lady did, and I think it is awesome if it fits with your theme!! I have done it for other things, but worry since your wedding is in NOvember about water. I havent worked with ModPodge enought to know how water resistant it is.  Very cute!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @techie: That looks awesome!!!! If you can make it look as awesome as these with your poetry, go for it, girl!!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee

    Mod Podge is a type of glue that you can get at an art or craft store. That’s what they used. It comes in gloss or matte. Try a sponge applicator brush or a bristle paint brush to apply the glue. I would use a light coat to glue the paper to the shoe and then use a layer on top to seal it afterwards. And then maybe another coat.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Totally awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    Having glued a lot of things to shoes in the past, I would highly advise using a glue that is flexible when it dries. I’ve found that Mod Podge and similar products start to flake once you do any significant walking in the shoes.

    I always use fabric glue now because it’s very flexible when dry, and I haven’t had a problem with anything cracking or coming off. Then I spray or brush on two coats of a waterproof sealant.

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