4.08.2009

Embellishment Week - Easter Shoes


{Each day this week, I am taking a basic clothing item and using VERY SIMPLE techniques, creating something a little more special; by adding little details to a t-shirt or a jacket, they are transformed into much more original pieces!}

Today's Project: Adding a pop of color to my new Easter shoes!


As you can see, the work involved is minor, but the impact is MAJOR! 

After much searching for an inexpensive pair of yellow shoes (not so easy to find!) to wear on Easter, my mom pointed me towards this pair at Payless. I liked the color, and loved the price ($12.99!), but knew that they needed something extra. I considered several embellishment options, but finally settled on a set of chunky, cotton-candy-colored buttons. They were the perfect ornamentation - and they were easy to attach. Because this shoe is canvas, the needle and thread went right through. 

I'd never crafted with footwear before this little project, but after seeing the effects a button can make on a basic pair of shoes, I know it won't be my last.

Now all that I need is a pedicure!


11 comments:

Jill said...

ADORABLE!!!- love the yellow shoes!
Thanks for another darling idea! :)

Amy said...

GREAT idea! LOVE it!! Who would've thought a simple button could transform a shoe so much?!

Thanks for sharing so many awesome ideas!

Amy said...

oh and ps- did you make your cute pin cushion or buy it from somewhere? I'm looking for something like that and would love to know! Thanks!

Amy said...

I love your blog and wanted to give you a blog award! Go to my site http://simplemessyfun.blogspot.com/ and see all the details. Keep posting all your awesome ideas! You have inspired me to dust off my sewing machine and start making things for my little girl.

Katherine said...

This is so perfect for spring. Did you buy the shoes recently? At the risk of being a copycat lol I want them!

Mrs. Wright said...

What a change!! I'll be looking at the ugly clearance shoes with a new perspective now- thanks!

Macy and Lucy said...

Such cuteness!! Love some yellow and pink together!!

Lisa said...

The buttons really make the shoes extra cute. Thanks for another idea to steal!

Ashlee said...

Never in a million years would I have thought to do this. What a cute idea!

Alissa said...

Love it! The pink button pops!

Tracy Elaine said...

Such a clever idea! Love the shoes!