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DIY

restyle: glittered-bow ballet flats

12/18/2012 15 Comments
DIY

restyle: glittered-bow ballet flats

12/18/2012 15 Comments

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I dropped about 10 bucks on these LC Lauren Conrad woven leather ballet flats at Kohl’s last season. A ten-spot well spent; I wore them nearly every day for weeks after scooping them off the clearance rack. After a while, the cute little leather bows that made me fall in love-at-first-sight started showing wear and tear, long before the shoes themselves wore out. Which is weird, because they’re perched safely on top of my feet… but I seem to remember many of my Sam & Libby’s meeting the same untimely fate (hashtag 90’s kid problems).

My friend, Anne, is the queen of bringing haggard shoes back to life, so I thought to myself, “what would WobiSobi do?” She’d cover those scuffs with a concealing coat of glitter, that’s what she’d do.

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I started by giving both bows a quick wipe-down with a wet paper towel to remove any dirt or dust that may interfere with adhesion. Once they were clean (and dry) I taped off the toes with blue painters tape.

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Then, using the same glitter glue technique I used to make my Kate Spade-inspired glitter pouch, I made a thick glitter “paint” with Mod Podge and stippled it onto the bows.

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I did a coat, then let it dry… did a coat, let it dry… until I reached the coverage I wanted. You could take a shortcut by sprinkling glitter on top of the glue mixture and sealing it with top coat of Mod Podge. In my mind, the coat-by-coat way is better because it’s easier to control the thickness and texture of the glitter, but to each her DIY-own.

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They turned out pretty cute and festive — perfect for running around during the holiday season. I’m happy I bought a little more time with these beloved flats of mine, and if this post can help save just one other weary pair of favorite footwear from the trash bin, my work here is done. ;-)

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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15 Comments

  • mzyuridia 03/30/2015 at 12:56 am

    This is great! it reminds me of the DIY sunglass post that I made a couple of days ago. check it out if you have a chance, I think we both have very similar interests :)

  • khop27 01/26/2015 at 12:37 pm

    SOOO cute! Love it. You should follow our blog East Coast Contessas. I think you’ll enjoy it. Love your blog!

  • Diva's in Christ 02/20/2013 at 10:34 pm

    So cute

  • lia hc. hsu 02/20/2013 at 1:14 am

    I never thought that we could redecorate our shoes like that!
    Next time I’d try when any shoe gets faded.

  • itsagirlzzthing 01/27/2013 at 11:15 pm

    That’s adorable!!

  • colourmei 01/03/2013 at 9:16 pm

    Reblogged this on ColourMei and commented:
    Awesome way to start 2013 with a bit of diy

  • Just Another Girl:) 12/19/2012 at 2:04 pm

    Reblogged this on Just Another Girl :).

  • Vanessa, Take only Memories 12/19/2012 at 4:47 am

    So adorable! I thought they looked pretty cute before but now they are just delicious!

  • madamezaazaa 12/19/2012 at 12:07 am

    Yes very nice;)

    Zaazaa
    http://www.madamezaazaa.wordpress.com

  • elkeeb 12/18/2012 at 11:41 pm

    Awesome DIY project!!

  • mary @ B&Gjournals 12/18/2012 at 1:38 pm

    very cute and great re-purposing, i like their reincarnation even better than the original :)

  • healthygirlandthecity 12/18/2012 at 11:49 am

    so cute! what a great idea… i love kohl’s, but unfortunately never bought these lc flats :)

  • lalovesblog 12/18/2012 at 11:36 am

    What a cute idea!
    ~Lauren
    http://www.lalovesblog.com

  • Chloe Moon 12/18/2012 at 11:20 am

    Oh! These are so cute!!! I have these flats!! =)

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