Upcycling has become a recent craft trend. Finding things that may be inexpensive and changing them to create a better product is both a good way to save money and to keep yourself entertained during hot summer days. One of my favorite things to shop for is shoes and at times I cannot find the exact pattern or design I’m looking for. Luckily, crafting exists and these fun ideas will give both the opportunity to revamp your old pairs of shoes and get exactly what you want.
Lace Tennies – Think Crafts
These tennis shoes can be found at most department stores for a low cost and come with many opportunities. This lace is just one material you could add to create a new look. Not to mention the light weight material will be great for summer days.
DIY: Comic Book Shoes – p.s. heart
This could also work with your favorite magazine. Express what your passionate about and look cute doing it. The shoes will turn heads with creativity and can be personalized with your very favorite things.
Flip-Flop Refashion – Make It & Love It
Summer time means cheap flip-flops are in abundance, but don’t settle for bland when you could craftily add the extra touch. These braided straps will keep your flip flops comfortable and are easy to make.
DIY: Gladiator Wrap Sandals – Miss Kris
Speaking of flip flops, here’s a tutorial on making old flip-flops into upcycled sandals. Use an old scarf for the fabric and you can upcycle two clothing items in one to create an entirely new look.
Do you have any DIY shoes that you’ve tried to create? If so, let us know in the comments! Check out these other upcycled shoes we’ve been posting on our Craft Trends Pinboard!