Printed Pumps

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I've had the idea to Modpodge my pumps into something new and slightly more interesting for weeks now (since I fell in love with these badboys) but I just couldn't get it together until now... Well I'm going to go ahead and say that it was worth the wait, because not only am I in love with the patterned paper I scored after weeks of searching, but both the shoes AND the paper ended up going on sale by the time I came around to buying them! Cha-ching! So for a modest $22, I have a pair of shoes that I'm actually excited to wear... I believe that's what they call a win-win, no?

Here's what you'll need for this DIY:
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  • Shoes 
  • Modpodge 
  • Patterned paper
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Time, patience + fresh air
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This one is suuuuper easy, it's just a little tedious and time consuming.  As you know from previous Modpodge DIYs, simply cut strips of paper to have on hand (by the end I was just tearing pieces at random) and apply a layer of Modpodge onto the surface of the shoe. Once that's done, press the paper firmly over the glue and hold to adhere to the shoe. Seal the paper in place with another coat of glue, covering the entire shoe in this way. Let dry overnight to set everything in place, and you're done! Headrush and all.
Thanks for reading, and if you end up trying this or any other DIY you've seen on the blog, I'd love to hear how it goes... Happy crafting, friends! xx

17 comments

  1. You did an ammmazing job! Queen of the DIY!
    xJennaD

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  2. wow! I agree as well, amazing job, they look so sweet

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  3. So fun! Yay for a DIY :)
    <3 Kastles

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  4. Great job! My mom has always told me about how she used to do this back in the 80's but never really thought it was possible, they look amazing!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  5. These are Ah-mazing! You're so crafty!

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  6. You are so creative! I never would have thought to mod podge shoes! They look amazing! Well done, lady! I'll be interested to see how they hold up... though mod podge is pretty strong stuff!

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  7. Can't believe you DIY'd these! So incredible. They turned out amazingly, love them!

    Alex

    tovogueorbust.com

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  8. love the shoes it's a good idea.

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  9. This is awesome! How lang will it stay well? Does it get ugly after raining? And do you spray it with a kind of spray after the modpodge to protect from any dirt? Love to hear from you!

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    1. Hi Tessa! I haven't actually worn them in the rain, but they've held up really well otherwise — if anything I would recommend periodically adding a coat of Mod Podge to make sure everything stays in place, but other than that, you should be good to go! Hope that helps :)

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  10. Great result, lovely print and pretty inspiration!

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  11. Can't wait to do this. Can you wear them in the rain?

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    1. Awesome, you should share a photo of your finished product with us! And I haven't worn mine in the rain, but I would imagine it's better not to — at least not for extended periods of time. What I would recommend though is periodically touching them up with a light coat of Mod Podge just to make sure everything stays put — thanks for the question!

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  12. I am sooooooo doin this :)

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  13. This may be a rather ridiculous question but...did you use a special kind of paper? Does simply regular paper work for this?

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    1. Not ridiculous at all! I just used scrapbook paper because it's pretty, but I think most kinds of paper would work nicely (except construction paper). Hope that helps!

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