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Like Hermes, but cute.
For my end of year fashion show, I needed some shoes to match one of the outfits, so decided that the best way to go was to decorate some! These ones are inspired by my little pony and subversive kawaii. And here's how I made them!

Posted by Only Frills and Horses from Nottingham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Only Frills and Horses's 52 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the pair of shoes I used as a base. They are plain white canvas with a plain white rubber sole.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 2
    Step 2

    First things first, draw a design down on paper so you know exactly what you're doing when it comes to drawing on the shoes- this will save ruining them later on.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 3
    Step 3

    I first applied glitter tulle to the tongue and toe sections by pinning it on roughly, cutting it and then hand stitching it onto the shoe.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 4
    Step 4

    I then made small ruffles out of the glitter tulle and machine stitched them around the tops of the shoes.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 5
    Step 5

    The final step with the tulle was to fold in the edges and sew a strip down the back.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 6
    Step 6

    I chose twintip promarkers to apply the surface pattern design as it has the advantage over paint, being permanent yet lays flat and does not crack.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use these to apply your design, using the paper design as a guide.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 8
    Step 8

    To make the wings, I placed tracing paper over the shoe and drew a template for my design. This wing design is inspired by the pegusus wings on my My Little Pony toys which I had a brief obsession with when I was younger, and nowdays love to pieces.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Trace two pairs of these in craft foam, and then glue the pairs together for strength.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 10
    Step 10

    To these add detail using the markers. Then mark the holes where the lacing would go through and punch holes through them.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Kawaii Canvas Shoes Plus Shoe Wings! - Step 11
    Step 11

    To Finish I laced the shoes with ribbon, adding the wings at the top.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow! I'd love to hear how your fashion show goes Happy I'm thinking of hosting one too. The shoes are beautiful x
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Tilda
Tilda · Malmö, Skane County, SE · 36 projects
Ahhh, so pretty! *w*
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