Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label shoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shoes. Show all posts

Repurpose: Flip those Flip Flops!


Ok ... I had to try! If the FlipFlop Recycling Company can create art from destroyed flip flops, surely there are some refabulous projects out there that us mere mortals can try?? Well, there are. But they're really hard to find (outside of turning brand new flip flops into slightly nicer sandals - just search Pinterest for those). Here's what I could find:

I thought a DIY stamp was a no-brainer really. After all, we're talking about rubber sandals! Finally found the idea pictured above at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast!

Upcycle: (re) Vamp your Shoes ...


Most shoe re-do's or "upcycles" I see involve very high heels, glitter, jewels and dipping in neon paint. It will probably not surprise you to hear that I don't wear a lot of glitter-dipped, bejeweled stilettos. I enjoy heels on very specific occasions.  But my current favorite shoes are blood red Dansko mary-janes that I got at a thrift store for $15. I "upcycled" them with a little shoe polish - wonderful substance!  Anyway, I am intrigued by the idea of shoe re-do's ... and shoe repurposing.  And once in a while, a project stands out. Here goes!

First, head over to A Little Tipsy and learn how to use an old t-shirt to turn flip flops into espadrilles (pictured above)!    

Upcycle: Neon spring ... really?


When I think neon, I think the image above. A bright, fun upcycle of beer bottles, but it also makes the 80's teen in me cringe... a lot.  Is it really necessary to bring neon back? It's a fairly intimidating trend ... I'm really not ready for another go round with giant neon hoop earrings, shocking socks, hot pink belts and day-glo lipstick. Yes - lipstick. Wow.

Upcycle: Put some spring in your boots!


I've decided that Elsie Larson is the inspiration behind "The New Girl" ... every time I visit her lovely blog (A Beautiful Mess) I think of Jess.  Go take a look .... tell me I'm wrong.  And while you're there, learn how to put a spring in your step!