Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tutorial on Making a Wall Paper Shoe

Gather your supplies:
wall paper shoe ( available in my Etsy shop also )
glue ..I like clear tacky glue
ribbons , lace, buttons , embelishments of choice
Various papers .. I use crepe paper
German glass glitter
thread & needle
clothespins


Next , if you want to have a gathered crepe paper trim , add that first ! Gather with needle and thread , then glue on the backside.
Hold into place with a clothespin while it dries !

Next I cut out of brown craft paper ( or you can use any kind of paper) the same shoe design , and hand stich it all around the shoe , leaving the top of the shoe open


Next comes the fun part of embelishing your shoe.. I took a small piece of wired edge ribbon and made a circle ..squishing it and glued it to the top !

Next I added some teeny tiny lace along the top of the shoe to finsh off the raw edge and added some pearls for embelishment !
If you want to be able to hang your shoe you can make a loop out of ribbon and attach (glue) to the top of your shoe!If you want to add glitter , I brushed some decopodge medium to the edges of the crepe paper and dusted with silver german glass glitter! Stunning !!

Next I made a tag to insert in the top opening of the shoe ! You can make your own tag , or use a purchased one.

Insert your tag in the top of the shoe & you are done !!! Fun to attach to a gift , use as a card or hang in a special little spot !! You can add text to the shoe for a statement for a friend or yourself . The creating is the fun part !

5 comments:

newcreationart said...

Thanks for sharing! I really like the addition of the glass glitter.

I found you through CAST on etsy.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing! I hope to have time to make one (or two, or three...a girl can never have enough shoes!)!

*Heidi*

Annabelle said...

Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to do the same with some of my crafts when I get a chance....maybe my dragonflies????

Kristin said...

I love this tutorial! You are too cute!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh cute cute cute!!
love it..
Deena