By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
Purchase comic book heels and they’re going to cost you $50 and up, but when you make them yourself, it’ll cost you a fraction of the price. I’m a fan of Batman, so I picked up a few vintage Batman comics and used them to create a pair of comic heels. They take awhile to make, but they’re worth it to have a custom piece of fashion that no one else has.
What you need:
Step 1. Ball up the newspaper and stuff it in your shoes so you don’t get the insides messy from the glue.
Step 2. Cut up the comics to the pieces you want. Large pieces won’t work well as they’ll crease easier than smaller pieces.
Step 3. Choose a pair of heels you want to use. I opted for a pair that were scuffed beyond repair in the front, so this project is a great way to revamp shoes that would otherwise go in the trash.
Step 4. Put Mod Podge on a small section of shoe at a time, then start attaching your comic book pieces. As you’re applying the glue, make the paper slightly soggy so it can bend easier, just be careful not to rip it as you’re smoothing it down.
Step 5. When you have the entire shoe covered in comics, put a coat of Mod Podge over it and let it sit to dry over night.
Step 6. Trim off the excess paper, then attach more Mod Podge especially around the edges.
Step 7. Sand down the shoes to create a more even surface. Don’t press too hard or you’ll wear down the paper.
Step 7. Put a coat of varnish over the shoes and let them sit to dry overnight before wearing them. I recommend putting a second or even third coat on as well.
Even though they are protected by the varnish, I don’t recommend wearing these anywhere near water. It’s also a good idea just to wipe them down with a damp cloth after walking in them outside just to remove dirt before it builds up too much.