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From Boring to Fabulous in 1 day!
I have had these shoes for around 5 years. They are super cute with a classic shape and surprisingly comfortable! YEAH! Obviously I wouldn't want to trash these heels if they got a little scruffed up, so I decided to recycle them as well as make them a lot more stylish.
Hope you enjoy.

Posted by Felecity W. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Felecity W.'s 82 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Upcycled High Heels - Step 1
    Step 1

    First take your old pair of high heels that still feel comfortable on your feet. These started out brown but I had previously used permanent marker over the leather part.

  • Step 2

    You first step is to clean the part you plan on painting. I used water and then a cotton pad soaked with alcohol to get rid of the printed on bamboo design.

    Now get acrylic paint in the color you want your heel to be and paint 3-4 thin layers.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Upcycled High Heels - Step 3
    Step 3

    After you are satisfied with your painting job you will seal your shoes with a clear coat of spraypaint sealent.

    DONT FORGET TO STUFF YOUR SHOES WITH NEWSPAPER and spray OUTSIDE :)

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Upcycled High Heels - Step 4
    Step 4

    Allow your shoes to dry the recommended amount of time. Mine was 10 mins.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Upcycled High Heels - Step 6
    Step 5

    I used an old studded belt that was falling apart to add a bit of shine. First measure how much stud you are wanting to use. I cut between the studs lengthwise and simply used super glue to attach the leather to the shoes. I really like the way the red leather matched the heels.

    Make sure you go light on the glue since it will most likely expand.

  • How to make a pair of embellished shoes. Upcycled High Heels - Step 7
    Step 6

    Enjoy your awesome new shoes, and upload your version!

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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
sorry for the late reply, I just saw this..
You could always get fabric covered shoes and sew contrasting lace on, just hide the stitches on the inside of the shoe...or there is spray adhesive that you could use to maintain the torn look.
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Cindy R.
Cindy R.
Great idea for thrift store & yard sell finds. I love the whole gothic/scene/punk/emo/alternative w/e you wish to call it style. But, sadly, most of the pre made stuff that fits my taste doesn't fit my budget. So. I am here. Getting inspiration!
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CyndiInPhoenix
CyndiInPhoenix · Phoenix, Arizona, US
You are awesome and smart. Do you have suggestions for shoes with torn lace?
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CyndiInPhoenix
CyndiInPhoenix · Phoenix, Arizona, US
You are awesome and smart. Do you have suggestions for shoes with torn lace?
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Sarah H.
Sarah H.
Love them!!! I can't wait to start makin over my old heels
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
As you can see I added studs from an old leather belt.
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
pretty! <3
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Paola M.
Paola M. · Buenos Aires, AR
wow! awesomeeee
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